How to Escape a Headlock from a Larger Attacker on the Ground

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While it can seem impossible to escape a larger attacker who has you pinned to the ground, it’s not completely impossible. With the right self-defense technique, you can easily find a way to escape this impossible situation.

If ever you’re faced with an attacker who is larger then you and you find yourself on the ground, their weight can seem like it’s crushing you to the ground giving you the impression that you can’t breathe. However, it’s important to not loose focus and concentrate on finding an escape route.

The first thing you want to do is to try and maneuver your body out of the way making it difficult for them to strike you. If possible, try to find a way to slide from underneath them. If you’re able to get under them, you can easily slide out and escape the situation.

However, if that’s not an option, try to defend yourself with your hands and your fingers. You can do so by striking their face which will have the biggest impact and making it that much more difficult for them to strike you.

You want to try to aim for their eyes and their nose which is the most sensitive part of the facial feature. If you’re able to attack their eyes and their nose, this will give you an advantage as it will incapacitate your attacker for some time giving you the perfect opportunity to get away.

Check out this video to see an example on how to escape a headlock from a larger attacker on the ground.

Thanks for reading and watching, it’s much appreciated.

Have a safe day.

Patrick

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