Ribeiro Self Defense 6 - Avoiding Common Mistakes

Ribeiro Self Defense 6 - Avoiding Common Mistakes

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In a multiple attacker scenario, Saulo points out two very common mistakes his student makes. Rather than keeping his posture and turning out to the side, the student bent over and backed into his attacker. Both of these mistakes open him up to more danger, so one must be careful to avoid these.

Ribeiro Self Defense 5 - Reacting to Contact

Ribeiro Self Defense 5 - Reacting to Contact

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When practicing self defense, an important note is to work with different partners using different levels of intensity, starting with a more relaxed pace. This way you can focus on the technique rather than the strength, and learn how to react to different levels of strength.

Ribeiro Self Defense 4 - Guarding with Your Elbows

Ribeiro Self Defense 4 - Guarding with Your Elbows

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Still correcting mistakes, Saulo points out the importance of opening your elbows when shrugging your shoulders to escape. With his elbows out wide, he can guard his face and protect himself from strikes, while shimmying to escape the hold.

Ribeiro Self Defense 3 - Creating Space to Escape

Ribeiro Self Defense 3 - Creating Space to Escape

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Correcting common mistakes he's seen, Saulo stresses the importance of staying relaxed and focusing on the proper technique instead of using all of your strength. Especially since in these scenarios we are assuming the attacker is much stronger. Again, Saulo shows the proper technique of shrugging your shoulders and pivoting before moving your arms to create the space you need to escape the hold.

Ribeiro Self Defense 2 - Escaping when Grabbed from Behind with Arms Trapped

Ribeiro Self Defense 2 - Escaping when Grabbed from Behind with Arms Trapped

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Covering more details on the escape when grabbed from behind, Saulo emphasizes the importance of immediately shrugging your shoulders as high as you can once contact is initiated. He also pivots and turns himself to the side, but is careful not to drop his level too much, as this will open his neck up for attack. From here he shimmies his shoulders until he creates the space he needs to turn and face his attacker.

Ribeiro Self Defense 1 - Principles of Self Defense

Ribeiro Self Defense 1 - Principles of Self Defense

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When practicing self defense, Saulo emphasizes that the first rule is to assume the aggressor is always stronger. Also, focus on acting in the first second of the attack, and also control your breathing to prevent yourself from tensing up immediately. Another key point, which is a common mistake, is not to drop your level when someone grabs you from behind with your arms trapped, as this will make your neck easier to grab hold of. Instead, shrug your shoulders up and open your body to the side.

Ribeiro Self Defense 16 - Escaping the Rear Bear with Arms Free

Ribeiro Self Defense 16 - Escaping the Rear Bear with Arms Free

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Now Saulo's attacker bear hugs him from behind, but this time he grabs underneath his arms, leaving them free to move. Saulo defends by dropping his base to the side, the same as he did to escape the rear headlock, and grabs his attacker's arm. Now he can roll, landing on top of his attacker, and pushes off to escape the situation.

Ribeiro Self Defense 15 - Escaping the Rear Bear Hug with Both Arms Trapped Low

Ribeiro Self Defense 15 - Escaping the Rear Bear Hug with Both Arms Trapped Low

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Saulo is again put in a bear hug from behind, with his arms trapped, but this time his attacker hugs his arms low and has more control of him. Saulo in turn has to drop his weight even lower, giving him the space to perform the escape the same as before.

Ribeiro Self Defense 14 - Escaping the Rear Bear Hug with Both Arms Trapped High

Ribeiro Self Defense 14 - Escaping the Rear Bear Hug with Both Arms Trapped High

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Saulo shows how to escape a bear hug when attacked from behind, with both of your arms trapped. In this scenario, his attacker is trapping his arms above the elbow. The most important thing is to not fall forward and land on your head. Saulo first exhales hard to empty his lungs and help create some space for him to move his body. He drops his weight down just enough to free his arms, and now he can shrug hard with his shoulder to escape the grip, face his attacker and prepare for whatever happens next.

Ribeiro Self Defense 13 - Self Defense Principles and Theory

Ribeiro Self Defense 13 - Self Defense Principles and Theory

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Saulo discusses some principles of self defense, including the importance trying to avoid escalating aggression, and calming the situation instead. He also touches on trying to escape the situation after you have defended yourself from the attack.

Ribeiro Self Defense 12 - Escaping the Rear Headlock using Osoti Gari Throw (Outside Leg Trip)

Ribeiro Self Defense 12 - Escaping the Rear Headlock using Osoti Gari Throw (Outside Leg Trip)

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Saulo shows another way to escape a rear headlock, this time when your attacker tries to pull you backwards. Saulo kicks his leg back and hooks behind his attackers outside leg. Never putting his foot on the ground, Saulo keeps turning into his attacker before throwing him to the ground.

Ribeiro Self Defense 11 - Escaping the Rear Headlock using Tai Otoshi Throw

Ribeiro Self Defense 11 - Escaping the Rear Headlock using Tai Otoshi Throw

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Saulo teaches what to do when someone comes from behind and grabs your neck. The first key is to be aware of what your attacker is doing as well as what is happening in your surroundings. Saulo's first action is to grab his attackers arm and drop his base to the side, straightening out his back leg and throwing his attacker with a tai otoshi judo throw. Now he backs away and tries to avoid further conflict.

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