3 Effective Self Defense Techniques Against A Double Shoulder Lock

In a fight, your strength and size matter. But if you do not know how to use your strength to defend yourself, the more you try to escape, the more you will be trapped. That's why learning martial art and self defense are very important when it comes to defending yourself in real life.

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A double should lock is also known as a nelson lock. In case you do not know what the nelson lock is, as soon as you hear a double shoulder lock, you get an idea that the attacker will grab your arms and lock your both shoulder.

The attacker usually gets close to you from behind and puts his hands under your arms and locks your shoulders while putting pressure on your neck back. You can watch this video (from 1: 34 to 2:14 minutes). You will see how this lock looks like and it also shows what to do to defend yourself. All video credit goes to Kalaripayattu Kerala.

Self Defense Technique 1

To defend yourself against this lock, you can raise your hands to grab the attacker's hair or ears. Then turn and move him in front of you. You can make him fall on the ground if you like. What you just watched in the video, that's one of the effective techniques.

There are some mistakes that you can make in this situation. When the attacker grabs and locks your shoulder, you try to move here and there, and use your strength to get rid of this. The attacker can simply grab you right and put more pressure on your neck. This is painful. And as a result, you will be in a more vulnerable position.

Self Defense Technique 2

As soon as the attacker does a nelson lock, raise your hands and grab the attacker's head. Then you bend forward and throw the attacker in front of you. Here you use your body as a lever. That's why you can throw even a stronger attacker. The key is, grab the attacker's head first and then use your body to throw the attacker in front of you.

Self Defense Technique 3

For some reason, you cannot grab the attacker's head or you are a woman and the attacker is bigger and stronger. He moves his head back while locking you and you are not able to grab the attacker's hair, ear, or head. So what is the simple and highly effective technique that anyone can apply to escape a double shoulder lock?

In order to defend yourself against this double shoulder lock, raise your both hands up to the sky. Then quickly sit down on the ground. The attacker cannot grab and lock you anymore. You can strike him and leave the place as soon as you can.

I hope you will find these self defense techniques useful. You have to spend some time to practice so that you can apply it when the time comes. Please feel free to share your thoughts and experience in the comment section.

Thank you so much for reading this post. Stay safe. Always be happy!

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Pretty cool! I hope I never have to use these of course, but they are very good to know. Thanks

Yes, we do not expect we have to fight for self defense. But if you have to, it is better to prepare yourself. Thank you @owasco for your comment!

I love the dead weight one the most, I think. There's something passive-aggressive about it. Although turning such a maneuver into muscle memory needs lots of practice. Real-life situations tend to be more complicated and difficult than said practice and still it works if it becomes second nature.

I completely agree with you. Real-life situations are more complicated and difficult. When any self defense technique becomes your second nature, you can do fast under pressure.

Thank you very much @manoldonchev for your thought-provoking comment!

It's always good to know your options in the case of a surprise attack from the back.

I also like the idea of jamming your heel down as hard as possible into the attacker's foot. The idea being to make (him) flinch so you can move out of his grip.

Whatever you do, you have to do it fast. Then the attacker will not get a chance to respond. And the moment the attacker realizes what's going on, you have already moved out his grip and hit him.

Thank you so much @bigtom13 for your feedback!

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Good to know! Thanks for sharing!

Thank you for taking the time to read this and giving your feedback!

Awesome. I'm a safer person now. Thanks 😎

Awesome. I'm a safer person now. Thanks 😎