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In the event that you have any inquiries that you would like resolved, please make sure to post them in the comment section that follows this one. In this free kung fu lesson, Sifu Phu Ngo instructs you on how to get out of a situation in which you are being held by two people at the same time.
The beauty of this technique is that it simply takes a few minutes to master.
Pay close attention, in particular, to the portion of the explanation in which he discusses simultaneously moving both of your arms. This is a fantastic kung fu technique that will throw off your adversary’s mental game.
Tips When Dealing With Someone Gripping you The Ngo Dac Na Way:
A common mistake when someone tries to grab you is pulling away. All this does is signal to the person through touch that you are trying to escape their grip. Another common mistake a person makes is they try to muscle their way out of a grab.
What you should do is first and foremost stay connected at the P.O.C.K.E.T. What is the pocket you might be asking? The pocket is an acronym that stands for Point Of Contact Kinetic Energy Transfer. That’s a mouthful to say, isn’t it?
What this basically means is where ever your assailant is grabbing you that is where your attention and focus should be. Not trying to pull away from the grip, rather be okay with staying right where you are. At this point, you are listening to your opponent. It is at this point the energy of the situation will dictate to you your next response.
Thank you Sifu for the detailed explanation as always. But you didn’t really show how to move the wrist and arm when gripped with hands up. I actually can’t understand how to turn the arm to loosen the grip cause the elbow has so low leverage in position to the wrist. Maybe i have to turn it like a Bong Sao, but i’m not sure.
Sifu Phu Ngo says
We’ll make a video concerning the grip with the arms up. I didn’t want to do both on the video as it would take up too much time. Thanks.
adam charles says
This is very similar (in application more than appearance) to one of the versions of the single whip in Chen Style Tai Chi. An interesting video.
ayalal luis says
thank you again for a nice video I need to practice a little more this technique is it supposed to be done in one movement? the hands the hips, the arms?
Sifu your fantastic for showing us how to.A great master superseded only by his humble manners.Thank you.
Enter Shaolin Support says
Thank you for the awesome comment, we are happy you enjoyed this lesson!
Darren Daurio says
I’ve seen many street fights, but never witness a double grab, only a push and shove match punches and take downs.
What I see a lot is a person getting nose to nose with another and then a sucker punch is launched because it is hard to see what the other person is going to do when they are in your face. Do you step back? Or do you quickly stop them from getting very close with a strike?
Larry Rivera says
Hi Darren, I’ve seen that happen often as well. Going nose to nose with someone is never a good idea. Taking a step back in a ready stance like a cat stance is a good idea. I always say the first thing you need to asses is why are in the situation to begin with.
Where you minding your own business and someone decided to get in your face or are you instigating the problem? If you where minding your own business, I would not only take a step I would also put my hands in a ready position. If the person just lunges into a attack you are ready to defend and counter attack. Or simply attack their attack.
Of course you need to not only read the situation but also be able to feel the energy involved. Sometimes striking someone may not be thing to do. Especially if the person is just talking at you or yelling in your direction. It’s always better to walk away if you can. When it comes to the laws of the land it’s best that you do everything you can to avoid the fight.
If the fight isn’t avoidable then do what you have to do. I always shake my head when I see those videos or when I have seen it in person when one person gets in another persons face. Always prioritize giving yourself room to move…
And yes if someone is thinking about getting that close to me I would absolutely stop it with a strike.
Darren Daurio says
I strongly agree with you on avoiding conflict If one can and thanks for the advice on how and when to defend.
Rick Lopez says
Wow your amazing great video
Larry Rivera says
Glad you liked it brother! 🙂
Like how to escape double grip. Will be practicing this one. Thanks.
I am the type of person who wants to know how something works instead of just knowing how to perform it. Because I find a lot if things that could of been enhanced.
Jamie Pelaez says
Glad you enjoyed it and we too believe it’s important to know the how and why too. Sifu Phu is really great about leaving no stone unturned. 🙂
Samantha Cartwright says
Good video can’t
wait to practice !
Jamie Pelaez says
Please let us know how your practice goes Samantha! 🙂
Sam M says
Is it true that Goju-Ryu came from Kung fu. My brother in law was a Black belt in Goju-Ryu. When he was training I lived with him and my sister. He would always come home and show me what he had learned. So while my training was informal it was still very beneficial to me. In fact, those lessons are some of my favorite childhood memories.
Sifu Larry Rivera says
You know Sam, I took Goju – Ryu myself and my sensei did mention a similar story to me as well.