Episode #14 of MMA Fighters Try Women’s Self-Defense explores two related techniques popular among self defense instructors: using a shoulder lock as a takedown to stop a punch or a knife attack. But how do these techniques work out when the training partner doesn’t cooperate? This time we do a blind study. New student Ali plays the role of the attacker without having seen the self defense technique the rest of us try to use against him. Ali is even nice enough to throw his punch in super slow motion to give us a fighting chance.

In the second half of the video, we evaluate another self defense technique that claims a similar set up can easily defend against a knife wielding assailant. When there are rubber knives to be tested in combat, you know that Jourdan Chow isn’t far behind.

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