Sunday Funny: How to defend yourself on your next United flight.

One of the things I like about Krav Maga is that it draws from a wide variety of martial arts styles. Most of the ground-work we do is straight out of Jiu-Jitsu, though as an Orange Belt, I am yet to learn drag defenses. The above video comes from the Gracie Breakdown Facebook Page, a Jiu-jitsu school in Torrance, California.

Of course doing any of these things against a sworn LEO is likely to result in an even worse outcome, against an ordinary attacker it is fair game. Even though I am yet to practice these specific techniques, the nugget I am gleaning from the video is the importance of spinning around to get my legs between myself and the attacker. The first technique, a kick to the head seems to be the most straight forward for those new to ground-work.

As a general rule, I shy away from sharing self-defense techniques that I am not familiar with. I am by no means an expert. But like the knife-defense videos I shared a while back, these are techniques that I have practiced and been tested on. From the Krav Maga Unyted YouTube Channel.

The instructor above doesn’t have an all-in-one Orange Belt video, but here are a couple of intermediate techniques:



  1. Sam L. says:

    That first video was 3 people short of the United carry-off.

  2. Arctodus says:

    Love it! Although, God didn’t give me wings, so I don’t fly.
    Time in the Marine Corps doesn’t count because, well, USMC training trumps my God-given abilities.

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Sunday Funny: How to defend yourself on your next United flight.

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