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Counter-Grappling and Specious Advice

“What do I do if the guy has me in this hold?”

“What do I do if the guy knows jujitsu?”

“What do I do if the guy is a good wrestler?”

THOSE OF US WHO TEACH the combat arts field such questions all the time. The inquiry usually has a simple formulation with the interrogator not quite aware that because of inexperience, he or she has made a vast openended query.

Of course, the questioner is not at fault. The problem doesn’t begin until the person replying opens with, “Well, all you have to do is.…”

The implication that there’s an easy answer to

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