Defense Against One Hand Neck Press Against The Wall - US Army Combatives

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Defense Against One Hand Neck Press Against The Wall - US Army Combatives

This page looks at a defense when an attacker has you up against a wall and is pressing his hand into your throat. This self-defense technique taught in US Army Modern Combatives training.

For more unarmed self-defense techniques, please visit the main US Army Combatives section.

Technique Instructions

  • If the enemy pins you against the wall with one hand, strike his arm with the palm of your hand on the side where his thumb is pushing toward his fingers. This will make his arm slide off of your neck.
  • Follow through with your strike and when your arm is in position, strike with a backward elbow strike to the head.

Reference Sources

  1. Information from Public Domain Document, Combatives - FM 3-25.150 (FM 21-150),, Added - 07/16/15.

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