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How to Defend against a Front Choke | Krav Maga Defense

September 13, 2019

I’m teaching defense against a choke from
the front. Alright. A choke , when he chokes this is a relatively
simple solution. You can punch him, you can punch him, you
can poke him in the eye, you can do very many things from that place. However, all of those things that I told you
about are toys. And if you want to retain information quick,
in the art we try to develop material or work in material that is basically your natural
instinct. And if somebody grabs your throat this is
a natural instinct to raise your hands up. What we want to remember as what we can’t
work power against power. So we always have to make him as weak as we
can. So, just so you know understand here he is
extremely strong, so is he also very powerful. If you try to push him that way and naturally
the weakest part of his arm will be the farther out towards the stomach. To make sure that this becomes effective,
we also want to strike him at the same time. So it’s not just I’m going to block his hands
and then I’m going to strike him. What I’m trying to do is block his hands and
strike him at the same time. So even if he’s so powerful, and I couldn’t
fight that off that kick to the groin is going to weaken him a little bit and give me the
opportunity to open up gap. It’s important for the people who’s watching
it to remember that naturally from here I’m going to continue and striking him in anyway
I can. However, for the purpose of teaching it we
are just showing you the basic motions. Thank you. Come on guys, do it a couple of times, slow. We’re going to raise our hands up and bring
them in, take your elbows to the rear. Again. And one. Again, and one. Now, naturally you have to understand that
for us its in the art, the most important thing is to strike somebody, if you forgot
to do any defensive motion that you forgot, the most important thing for you to remember
is that you must hit him some how . And I’ve should have started from your knee but this
is too easy, so now you’re going to combine the knee and the motions together of the hand. Okay, and one, knee and hand. Again. One, and boom, and one, and boom, and one,
and boom. And let’s add another motion to it which is
we gonna back and hit him and then we just gonna open up the gap and make sure that we
are okay. So, we go one, hit, and open up gap. Let’s go again. Hit, up hit it and provide some space. Let’s go again, a little more speed. Again. Again. So guys please, pair doubles, start choking. Get closer to him, I don’t need continuations. Again. Very nice. Okay. Thank you very much. Face forward.


  • Reply lisa karson May 29, 2016 at 3:03 pm

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  • Reply All Inspiriation June 9, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    looks like a dance motion but it is so helpful. thank you.

  • Reply David Ellis June 15, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    This makes my neck hurt and feel weird

  • Reply Brock Benney July 1, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Another method is to stick your thumbs into there eyes and keep pushing your thumbs into the eyes until they let go

  • Reply Harry Gruene July 16, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Somebody tried to choke me to death in this manner and it was totally unexpected,your very first reaction will be "what in the hell is going on?" then there is the realization " oh hell, I am getting choked to death!' then it was" ok, how am I going to get out of this?" all this happens in about half of an eternity as to you time slows down. As the vision begins to fade in your eyes to black, you must have done something to break his grip on your neck,otherwise that will be as far as you get in life.

  • Reply YellowOctopus July 17, 2016 at 3:00 am

    Wouldn't this get you off balance? Seems they would have an easier time choking you on the ground after you've fallen down.

  • Reply Sam July 28, 2016 at 7:21 am

    I just elbow in between there arms, then tornado kick

  • Reply Berke Huizenga August 5, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    This time I'll use ShepherdSurvives instructions to learn about it more ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply atif ariff August 25, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    how about Systema MA of russia

  • Reply Avi Levy September 17, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    We practised the choke in our last training in Krav Maga , and my buddy was extremely strong with two iron hands, and a second after he put his hand around my throat and start to squeeze I couldn't move or do anything, so to make it effective, you literally have to execute the move the second he touch your throat ,( as it demonstrat in the video ) you'll not be able to do much after your opponent start squeezing your airway.

  • Reply Lewisrowezer November 8, 2016 at 2:12 am

    why does he have a blue toenail

  • Reply kenny rose February 6, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    I like

  • Reply Chaotic Note April 9, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    I needed to know this yesterday.

  • Reply MrLแปฃi Taxi April 25, 2017 at 8:11 am


  • Reply Alfons Grizzly May 9, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    front choke make me puke, every badass shifu/master loves to show what he can do,
    I ask you, how many attackers do the front choke?ย  I would only use front choke against a Child or a short, petite woman,ย  You should istead learn defense agaistย ONE HANDย  cholke… and the strike with right hand that will come in a second

  • Reply Alfons Grizzly May 9, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    noone does front choke

  • Reply Dark83Noodle May 18, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    oh so they freeze and let you go through the step by step defense. interesting. i would like to see the real thing… guy grabs your throat as he rushes towards you forcing you back as your blood is cut off.

  • Reply Patrick k May 29, 2017 at 2:57 am

    If the attacker is doing something so aggressive as a choke, would you not continue to attack right after the knee to the groin? Seems if you back away you have given up an advantage and now He will come at you again.

  • Reply Gerard Rizon June 2, 2017 at 9:48 am

    appreciate your excellent teaching… more power to you .. very informative and pro. approach.

  • Reply Sandy Valeriano June 5, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    But what if I like it

  • Reply Clas with AJ June 19, 2017 at 7:07 am


  • Reply Turk July 25, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    How about 1 hand

  • Reply Twins The Jomoj August 9, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    How to defend a choke while got attack during sleeping time

  • Reply Brandon Dinh August 9, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    He has a purple toenail

  • Reply the plague sucked bro August 12, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    My story and why I need this: Right now I'm a weaky. I need this because last November I was with a few older guys (14,15,12) I was like 9 and I'm still pretty young but I was talking about trump and he was joking around and he chocked me down a table. Thank you.

  • Reply Ferret the parrot September 16, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    in school theres this big kid that always attacks me after school thats why i'm here.

  • Reply Noneya Biz September 20, 2017 at 6:04 am

    188 people have no idea

  • Reply Linda 82 September 30, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    ๐Ÿ˜€ nice video and thank you for teaching US how to defence ourselves from choking by someone

  • Reply Brooke Wilson October 3, 2017 at 3:47 am


  • Reply Swifty Swoop November 9, 2017 at 6:19 am

    literally answered in the first fifteen seconds why is this video four minutes long lmao

  • Reply Psyondrax1 November 19, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    What if the attacker blocks the groin shot?

  • Reply Lidplyr Ps3 November 30, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    All Israeli self defence can't be taken seriously cos all they good at doing is shooting unarmed kids

  • Reply lexi xo December 3, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    but what if I like it when he chokes me…

  • Reply N Z B Royals December 9, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Hello sir

  • Reply downbntout December 24, 2017 at 12:54 am

    My (ferocious female) self defense teacher said attacking the testicle area is much less effective than striking the knee, instep, solar plexus or throat…

  • Reply Veronica Valentin December 24, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    What if its a girl?

  • Reply B T December 25, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Why is only the females wearing shoes? ๐Ÿค”

  • Reply Dscrappy Golani December 26, 2017 at 4:17 am

    Wish I could train with you

  • Reply trance qwerty January 6, 2018 at 4:53 pm


  • Reply Rocky Ingram January 7, 2018 at 3:35 am

    very good teaching braking down this move !! I like!! also what ever happen to the respect for our masters ! it does not matter where they come from or who they are as long as that person is teaching correctly ! some times i wonder, is this to deep for there shallow mines!

  • Reply RONIT SINGH PATEL January 7, 2018 at 1:23 pm


  • Reply MISSION TO UNITE INDIA January 14, 2018 at 10:52 am

    Realy a good technique of self defense !๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜‘

  • Reply FAITHY January 14, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Those women are cringe

  • Reply geoffas January 16, 2018 at 11:06 am

    Like, who, ever, attacks with this, hypothetical, 'front choke'? lol

  • Reply Kathy Nguyen January 26, 2018 at 4:11 am

    Oh yeah baby die! Choke yeah baby choke!!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Reply easy baker February 3, 2018 at 11:27 pm

    what if they are close on you how do you stop the choke

  • Reply yalรงฤฑnฤฑn Dรผnyasฤฑ February 11, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    Lan olum bi siktirin gidin amk

  • Reply mohd sulaiman Dhulji chouhan February 12, 2018 at 9:02 am

    Amazing practice Hand Technique Really Dem good wow I'm also different Technique using

  • Reply Emerge Martial Arts & Wellness February 17, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    100% garbage

  • Reply Alondra V February 21, 2018 at 3:54 am

    These are helpful, thank you๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

  • Reply February 22, 2018 at 7:15 am

    You will never choke a grown man like this in real life.
    A "choke" like this is only good for show in movies – it wouldn't work in life!
    I used to practice judo for years.
    Once we had an exercise to show us the futility of an exact "choke" like this one.
    We were just standing there, arms down, tensing necks a bit, lowering chins and basically laughing at the other guys attempts to apply an absolutely ineffective "choke".
    There is no way to choke a normal person out this way.
    Check it out for yourselves if the other person can choke you this way.
    Then see the real judo / jiu-jitsu chokes and how they're applied.

  • Reply Laura Alejandra Solis February 22, 2018 at 8:24 pm


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  • Reply Marto K February 26, 2018 at 10:09 am

    Clown…. pls do not try his methods

  • Reply Sabeel Combatives March 18, 2018 at 6:25 pm

    This is a lot of unnecessary force and not necessarily effective. The strike may or may not loosen the choke, and in the meantime you've expended valuable energy. It's a lot easier to simply use body rotation, as I demonstrate here:

  • Reply Deandre Davis March 20, 2018 at 12:15 am


  • Reply artbunker April 5, 2018 at 2:19 am

    My teacher taught me this tonight. He also taught me a finisher. The guy in the video did everything correct. My teacher taught me how to go in and use the knees more. However what he just taught in this video is effective.

  • Reply emily April 22, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    Whatโ€™s Ericโ€™s @

  • Reply Prince Sor Lo May 5, 2018 at 6:00 am

    am sure if intend to chok will not be so easily brush aside

  • Reply Rajeev kumar Saroj June 3, 2018 at 3:07 am


  • Reply VanzOffTheWall June 8, 2018 at 10:45 am

    Loki shouldve watched this

  • Reply SAIFI SAHAB June 10, 2018 at 10:26 am


  • Reply Scumspawn ***** June 19, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    Krav maga invented by Israelis..because they should waste money on guns already ?

  • Reply amnio mohammed July 3, 2018 at 2:24 pm

    Tnx mastrr

  • Reply Howkeye Avenger July 5, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Food job

  • Reply Zandro Bernardo July 23, 2018 at 3:43 am

    I love krav maga martial arts

  • Reply ุงู„ุฌุฑู‘ุงุญ August 5, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    Not perfect cuz in real life this grip is tight and to release hands you have to turn to one side and then use ur elbow to attach face then do what ever you you want either knee or hummer punch on the head

  • Reply marlon ocenar August 12, 2018 at 2:18 pm


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  • Reply Sagar Landge September 19, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    Show some easy tricks

  • Reply Alpha Diakhite September 22, 2018 at 8:24 pm


  • Reply Grim Reaper October 3, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    But I was sitting down when he choked me

  • Reply NashuPlayz YT October 18, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    but kids hand cant reach there of adults dont its important

  • Reply NashuPlayz YT October 18, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    for kids

  • Reply Marissa Gonzalez October 29, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    can someone give me the guy who put his hands around his necks contact info? facebook? anything? pls ?im interested

  • Reply rwanyonga alex November 2, 2018 at 7:19 am

    cool. but the black guy's face

  • Reply The Gamerz November 5, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    What is person is on top and his one leg is on chest of victim and choking him with both hands and victims 1 hand is under his other foot what to do in such situation? Please i m not joking i want know cuz that happened to me.

  • Reply ramzi ghrieb November 8, 2018 at 11:51 am

    Not effet

  • Reply QF MR November 17, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Happen once to me
    I do nothing
    I keep calm
    So I wonโ€™t do any damage or fight

  • Reply stay happy November 23, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    Is this the same if lying down?

  • Reply Reniery Jovel November 29, 2018 at 5:20 am

    I got choked earlier today at school

  • Reply Try Me December 7, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    Guy on the far right is angry

  • Reply Damburu Nayak December 13, 2018 at 8:21 am

    I like you

  • Reply JAI BAGRANG BALI December 29, 2018 at 1:32 am

    The person who grabs the neck grabs very hardly

  • Reply Lidia Ladislau January 1, 2019 at 8:25 pm

    Legal seu video.

  • Reply w c January 14, 2019 at 1:27 am

    Yeeah…riiiiight… intresting fancy video…

  • Reply umaralijan ali January 22, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    Tiem los

  • Reply joe fran January 25, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    I like grabbing one finger and bending it till it breaks!

  • Reply Osman Mohd March 7, 2019 at 10:15 am


  • Reply Dabunny Rabbit March 22, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    Now heres what you do if it really happens?

  • Reply Arikxul March 28, 2019 at 7:34 am

    Who else came from rdr2 when Arthur was fighting Micah?

  • Reply idkzero April 6, 2019 at 3:22 am

    you grab somebody hard enough in the neck.. you'd be surprised how the person just panics

  • Reply cj April 30, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    The moment you lean back and raise your knee, you're off balance, on one leg, and you'll be on the ground – making a bad situation far worse…

  • Reply Deniel kai Labine May 22, 2019 at 5:44 am


  • Reply Marshall D BlackBeard May 28, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    Just take my advice guya, ive been through this and im only a 5'2 guy the other guy was 6'2. What I advice you to do if someone grabs your throat is to just go for their vingers, just bent their vingers easy

  • Reply joeycollin13 June 9, 2019 at 1:32 pm

    so apparently this video's about how to protect yourself against strangers…
    I came here to learn how to protect myself against my friend when he chokes me.

  • Reply D. LIFE June 15, 2019 at 10:05 am

    GREAT VIDEO .THANK YOU FOR POSTING .๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘โค๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’—peace and love .

  • Reply Julius Watkins June 30, 2019 at 2:37 am

    ummm, what if the choker is a girl?

  • Reply Winz march March July 5, 2019 at 9:21 am

    Very nice self defense Martial Art s

  • Reply BeautifulGirl BG July 31, 2019 at 3:46 am

    hi teacher! I want to sleep with u.

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