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GMA learns self-defense moves for the holiday season

Posted at 6:55 AM, Dec 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-10 07:55:46-05

During the holiday season, amongst all the shopping and rush, many people may forget about keeping themselves safe from potential crimes.

Cortney Meyers and John Jordan from Gracie Jiu-jitsu in Youngsville joined GMA this morning to share some useful self-defense moves to keep you safe this holiday season.

The Jiu-jitsu techniques from this morning employ the use of the skeletal system rather than relying on the muscles for force.

The first move we learned was what to do if you’ve been pinned down.

Our second lesson was in breaking a wrist hold to potentially escape from a possible abduction.

Our third and final lesson of the morning, how to escape a chokehold.


For more information about self-defense and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, visit their Facebook Page.