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Stick Blow Analysis From Above: In Top Israeli Methods for Self-Defense, Second Article

Updated: Jun 16, 2022

In this article, we will try to answer the following questions: How do deal with a stick blow from above diagonally in an Israeli Krav-Maga Combat System? How do deal with a stick blow from above diagonally in Israeli KALAH Combat System? How do disarm the stick from an opponent by Krav-Maga & KALAH? How important is personal protective equipment when practicing Self-Defense? With what equipment is it recommended to practice Self-Defense at home? How important is cardiopulmonary endurance in Self-Defense workouts? We will compare two top Israeli methods for self-defense on the subject of a blow from above. That is, between Krav-Maga and KALAH. When the purpose of the article, is not to say what is the better way but for the sake of recognizing different ways of self-defense against this threat. This article is a natural continuation of our previous article on the topic of Top Self-Defense techniques from stick attack: In Israeli Krav-Maga, the first article, therefore it is recommended to read it before this article.

 
Warning!
The concepts presented here are for illustrative purposes only. Before attempting any technique discussed or presented in this article, seek professional training from a reputable instructor.
 

How do deal with a stick blow from above diagonally in an Israeli Krav-Maga Combat System?

A stick attack scenario from a diagonal top on the right side of the attacker: The victim's goal is to get as close to the attacker as possible at the appropriate time when the stick is at the top end of his trajectory. Important Note: Any delay in entering this exercise will cause the stick to hit the body with dangerous force. So let's see how the exercise is performed. That is, at the right time a quick, agile, determined, and powerful entry with a counter-foot next to the attacker towards the enemy (if he is attacking with the right hand, enter with the right foot). When the right hand holding the stick should be at the victim's counter-attack somewhere near the victim's opposite shoulder, i.e. outside the area of injury of the stick. Here are some response scenarios from the victim's side:

  • Scenario A: The hands when entering in the form of a sharp-headed pencil are close together, with the head down between the shoulders. A quick, agile and powerful entry is made, similar to a break-in, towards the attacker. When a hand holding the attacker's stick is supposed to slide through the victim's left forearm. Important Note: When entering in the form of a sharp-headed pencil, one's head should be as far down as possible, with the shoulders guarding it. So later in this exercise, the left hand of the victim locks the forearm of the attacking hand and at the same time neutralization blows are performed to the face with the right hand. When one can also combine knee blows toward the abdomen of the attacker. The goal is to release the grip of the stick, using a sharp, rotating motion inward, with the left shoulder disarming the stick from the attacker's hand.

  • Scenario B: The victim blocks the attacking hand with the stick with two forearms in parallel. Footwork is of paramount importance because the victim is standing at an angle of almost ninety degrees toward the attacker. When, the left hand has locked the forearm of the attacking hand by performing parallel neutralizing blows to the face, and performing throwing the attacker to the ground. Technically throwing to the ground is performed by inserting the right leg and the entire waist of the victim behind the right leg of the attacker with the grip of the attacker's neck. Next, a rotational movement is made to the left - down. After performing this exercise the attacker is on the ground. At this stage, neutralization blows can be performed when the attacker's arm is locked between the victim's hand and thigh. Although a skilled person in a Krav-Maga / KALAH Combat Systems can make a civil arrest of the attacker and call the police forces for further legal treatment of the incident.

  • Scenario C: The victim brakes by reducing the distance to zero range in front of the attacker. The footwork is of paramount importance because the victim stands at an angle of almost one hundred and eighty degrees towards the attacker while performing a rotary motion along with the opponent. When the left-hand lock the forearm of the attacking hand while performing parallel neutralization blows to the jaw and groin. Taking control of the arm allows the victim to grab the attacker's neck with the right hand and by pressing it - down to activate the attacker on the ground. At this point, neutralization blows can be performed when the attacker's arm is locked between the victim's hand and thigh. Later in the exercise, done the submission on the ground, when it must be noted that a person who is not skilled in a Krav-Maga / KALAH Combat Systems in general and in-ground takeover scenarios in particular, it is better at this stage to leave the scene of the incident. Although a skilled person in a Krav-Maga / KALAH Combat Systems can make a civil arrest of the attacker and call the police for further legal treatment of the incident.


How do deal with a stick blow from above diagonally in Israeli KALAH Combat System?

A stick attack scenario from a diagonal top on the right side of the attacker: The victim's goal is to get as close to the attacker as possible at the appropriate time when the stick is at the top end of his trajectory. Important Note: Any delay in entering this exercise will cause the stick to hit the body with dangerous force. So let's see how the exercise is performed. That is, at the right time a quick, agile, determined, and powerful entry with a counter-foot next to the attacker towards the enemy (if he is attacking with the right hand, enter with the right foot). When the right hand holding the stick should be at the victim's counter-attack somewhere near the victim's opposite shoulder, i.e. outside the area of injury of the stick.

The hands at the entrance (victim) are bent and raised up to keep the victim's face. Similar to a Krav-Maga, an entry is made with the right foot towards the attacker, and the goal at this stage is the