Front Choke Defense Against a Wall

When I see a martial arts techniques that talk about “Front Choke Defense” I mostly scream BULLLLSHIIITTT!!!

Step 1 — Slap your opponents arms with a dragonball fist
Step 2 — Strike nerve center X78C2 to temporarily blind your attacker
Step 3 — Twist their nipple into compliance.

Lets be honest — the front choke is really not an effective attack, NO ONE is just going to grab your throat and start choking you on the street. It doesn’t make sense and all you have to do is turn your head to escape.

When the front choke attacks becomes effective and has been used (seen it, done it) is when your attacker is using the front choke hold to drive you against a wall and then either choking you, striking you, or stabbing you.

The approach to defending against a front choke when your pinned against the wall needs to be simplistic and realistic. Most of the times the attacker will be larger, most of the times they are not just going to be holding the choke — they’ll be doing other attacks as well. Our reactions need to be fast, vicious and easy to remember. Just like our H2H Program: Simple, Honest and Easy to Use.

The following video shows some principles of defending yourself against the front choke, as well as a solid technique on how to escape the situation.

Front Choke Defense Against a Wall

Check it out and let me know what you think!



  1. tom says:

    You were very realistic UNTIL you talked about grabbing the fat part of the hand. That would be VERY lucky grabbing that hand and holding on to it to enable you to twist etc.
    I like your logic about using what you have available to you…The grabbing of the hand is part of that “fancy shit” you alluded too.

  2. Dr.Bombay says:

    The problem is that in the video, Mr X does exactly the same thing he preaches against — he goes against unrealistically applied front choke.

    Let somebody who outweights out by a modest amount really throttle you by the throat, bend you back, drive you against the wall/​table etc. There is just no way you are going to apply effective kick from that position, let alone elbow strike, because your balance is affected.

  3. frank mccabe says:

    how about a tecnique for a full nelson escape or defense.

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