Self Defence Attacks selected for Paris Gay Games
IAGLMA Self Defence Techniques
Present: Sandy Mackay, Darl Schaaff; Allen Wood Date: May 15, 2016
IAGLMA Directors Meeting at TIP 2016 decided that the following attacks will be used for future IAGLMA sanctioned Self Defence Competitions.
They replace any previous selections and are effective as soon as they are published
Beginners (3 attacks)
- Reverse punch to torso
- Lapel grab with one hand, punch with the other hand
- Front kick
Intermediate & Advanced (6 attacks)
- Front lapel grab, both hands
- Overhead strike with excrima stick
- Choke from behind with the forearm
- Round kick
- Defender supine, attacker in guard position
- Slash to the body with a knife
Black Belt (9 attacks)
- Mounted position, attacker sitting straddled on supine defender
- Head lock, held at side
- Two circular punches to the face
- Horizontal strike to torso with escrima stick
- Defense against two attackers, attacks are optional but must be simultaneous
- kick (any height and style is acceptable)
- Overhead knife attack
- Knife held to throat from the front
- Gun to the body from the front
The attacks for the IAGLMA Self Defence competition have been updated in response to feedback from judges, competitors, coaches and spectators.
The format of the competition has been retained but different attacks have been selected for each category.
The emphasis is that the competition format will allow the competitors to display their style’s technique to counter a variety of attacks.
Competitors and attackers have the flexibility to prepare their specific attacks from the general descriptions.
Competitors are encouraged to bring their own attacker but it is usual for pairings to be made at events which enables people to enter the Self Defence competition if they have arrived without a partner.
Guide to Competitors and Judges
- Competitors are expected to demonstrate 3 defences to attacks then pause to allow judges scoring.
- If the attack falls outside the description then the judges will score the technique on its merits (out of 10) and then deduct 1 mark.