Tuesday, January 31, 2017

How to fight in restraints

Let's assume that you've been abducted or kidnapped and find yourself in handcuffs. If you want to escape and survive then you must learn how to fight in restraints be it zip ties, duct tape, rope, or any other types. If your legs are restrained then there's not much you can do but if it's just your hands that are bound, this guide will teach you how to fight in self defense. Helpful videos are also included.

1) Identify the position you are restrained in - Are your hands bound in front of you or behind you? Are you seated in a chair or standing? Learn as much as you can about how your kidnappers or abductors restrained you and the types of restraints used. The more you know, the better you will be able to act accordingly.

2) Calculate the best opportunity to strike - In order to fight in restraints and escape your kidnappers successfully, you must learn when the best time to attack is. If your hands are the only limbs bound then you need to keep it that way. As soon as your kidnappers bind your legs too, it's over and you will lose almost all of your fighting ability. You also cannot allow yourself to be seated on a chair because then it will be much harder for you to gain an advantageous fighting position. If you are in between two kidnappers with each one holding your arms, you are at a disadvantage. As soon as you try to attack one, both will feel your resistance and you may get the beating of a lifetime. The best time to strike is when you are at a position of advantage and your attacker has minimal to no contact with you.

3) Attack and escape - As long as you can move your arms, legs, and other areas of your body then you can still attack. Use headbutts, shirt grabs, double backfists, hammerfists, elbow strikes, finger jabs, sraight punches, uppercuts, deflections, kicks, knee kicks, bites, grappling holds, shoulder hits, etc. It's very important that you have your hands in synch with each other and strike in one swift motion. You can't fight effectively with both hands working in opposite directions. Since your movements are limited, you should attack in a straight line. Be careful not to lose your balance or your kidnappers will seize the opportunity to restrain you again on the ground and you may not get another chance to fight back again. Some knowledge on ground-fighting will be useful in recovering from falling over (see "grappling in self defense vs. grappling in UFC ) If an opportunity of escape arises, take it by all means as it is more dangerous to stay and fight.

4) Break free from the restraints - You will need to buy time and break free from your restraints quickly at some point. Having knowledge of how to break free from zip ties, rope, handcuffs, wire, and other kinds of restraints quickly will be useful to you in a kidnapping situation. You also need to be aware of your surroundings and somehow get the proper tools needed to release yourself from the restraint.

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