Front Choke Hold
There are many options a defender can choose from
if he finds himself in a front choke hold, but a main point
Self Defense 101 is that, under the influence of an adrenaline
rush, not only motor skills but mental processes are blurred,
possibly turning a practiced technique into a very difficult
one to execute.
This method of breaking the hold is simple and
therefore probably the most effective in a real life situation.
The components of this technique are straightforward and, if
practiced, will come more naturally when needed than an elaborate
series of unnecessary steps.
Before attempting to actually break the hold you
might deliver a palm heel strike to the face, giving your opponent
more to focus on than just their grip on your neck. This strike
may even end the conflict if it causes enough pain or confusion,
but will most likely at least improve the effectiveness of your
next actions, the first of which will be the break.
To break the hold clasp your hands together like
you would during a two on one wrist release. Then rise up from
bent knees as you drive the wedge you've created with your hands
up through your attacker's arms, forcing them away from your
From here, you can step forward with your left
foot, adding to the momentum of your right arm as it drives
a hammer fist strike to your opponent's face, adding immensely
to the pain that was delivered a moment ago.
Now remember, this is self-defense, so what you
are trying to do is fend off your attacker, for which this may
have been sufficient. In the case that it isn't, further blows
may be necessary. Situation dictates the rule.