How to do Escape from Death Self Defense Technique

Escape from Death

This technique is part of the Green Belt rank of Ed Parker’s American Kenpo Karate System. This is a rear right arm choke attack.

Step by Step.

  • As you are being grabbed use your left arm to grab his right and anchor it down.
  • Step to your right, right back elbow, hammer fist to the groin.
  • Left hammer to the ribs while continuing with “grip of death”.
  • Finish the technique with a right knee strike.


  • You will notice this technique has strikes you’ve seen before on previous self-defense techniques.

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