A street fight doesn't always go your way, so what should you do if you find yourself in a BAD position?
In this self defense video, Oz and I (Matt) will show you the AWESOME jiu-jitsu ground and pound defense sweep, which is an excellent weapon to have in your arsenal so that you are prepared for every situation that may arise.
Sometimes things turn ugly, and an attacker manages to take you down and get on top of you. If you don't know what to do then you are in TROUBLE.
Regardless of if you want them to or not, most fights go to the ground, and it is the people who know how to finish fights on the ground from any position that come away as the winner.
If somebody takes you down during a fight then it is a good idea to secure the guard so that you have more control over the situation. This is a great place to ATTACK from despite being on your back, and if you play your cards right then you can end the fight in a matter of seconds.
Sometimes if an attacker is landing some good shots and you are really feeling them, then you should change from the normal guard to a scissor guard. This will automatically put your knees in a position to block shots that your opponent is throwing.
This is also your chance to pounce, as you can find the opportunity to gain CONTROL of his arms.
A great move here is to grab his wrist and then with your other arm grab behind his elbow. Let you legs drop flat to the ground, and as your opponent postures up to land a punch this is the PERFECT time to scissor your legs and sweep him over.
You can then gain the top position and end the fight!