Tai Chi Martial Art Applications : Tai Chi: Choke Defense
In this segment I’m going to be talking about
a defense against a very dangerous situation of somebody choking you with both hands. Of
course somebody is choking you with both hands is very dangerous, you need to get out of
it. One of the possible ways is using needle at sea bottom. So when we’re here and brush
knee, in the Tai Chi form, take our half step, arm comes over, one arm comes down, one arm
goes up, and then we pull down in the Tai Chi form. So it’s very dangerous somebody
choking you double choke. We’re in trouble now. So the idea is come up and then down.
So the mechanics of this movement is he’s double coking me, is if I bring one arm up
one arm down, bring this arm down at the same time I bring this arm up. Look at the direction
of his body, and if we remember, center line is everything. As soon as I have him off his
center, he’s in trouble. So now I actually have many options depending on where he goes.
But look at where my hand is as well. So if I do needle at sea bottom I can pull him down
right into my knee, or if I’m really feeling like it’s real trouble I can bring this hand
up and strike as his hand comes up. Also come up here, so it’s also many option that we
have to do, but the idea is to bring this arm all the way up , so in a way I already
have my arm between my body and his, and his choke hold. So if I bring it from this side
you see already he’s lost his choke hold on me. Alright so I come up and down, same time.
Same time, and then pull down.