Welcome to Self Defense Techniques Part 1. To protect yourself against any attack, you can make your move in different ways. In this series of posts, I will share my opinions about self defense technique, and sometimes I will share what alternative techniques you can use to defend yourself.

There are many martial arts in the world. You will find some uniques moves in every martial art. And you can deal with the same situation in different ways. What's your background in martial arts, that influences how you make your move for self defense.

If I say something different or say that technique is not useful, that's my opinion. It does not mean I do not like that person or martial art. I know there are great martial artists out there. I respect all martial artists.

You can have a different opinion, and I respect that. If you have been practicing a specific martial art for years, you definitely know the ins and outs of that. Please feel free to share your thoughts. I can learn something from you. Let's watch this video. All video credit goes to LifeStyleVideos.com.

In this video, you see what to do if someone grabs your ponytail from behind. It shows that if the attacker grabs your ponytail, you can turn back towards the attacker, strike his groin. When you hit his groin, he might bend because of pain, and you can do elbow strike to his back, then throw him on the ground.

If the attacker just grabs your hair like this and does not do anything else, you can execute this technique. However, when the attacker sees you are trying to do something, you will also prevent you from doing that.

Do you remember he holds your hair? That means he can control your movement.

You turn back towards him, and he just pulls your hair in another direction, you will not be able to execute this technique. When he grabs your hair, he can control your head movement as well as your body movement.

To defend yourself, first, grab his hand that holds your ponytail. Now it would be difficult for him to control you. You can strike him and get out of there. And then leave the place as soon as you can, or you can call the police.

Thank you so much for reading this post. Please feel free to share your opinions in the comments below. If you are passionate about martial arts, please stay tuned. I will keep sharing.

Stay safe. Always be happy!