That’s right! I said it. A Zombie Apocalypse is coming!! Or, at least the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) think we need to be prepared for one. Check it out here:
- Zombies gotta eat! Create separation. Maintaining the distance is one of the first self-defense techniques you’re taught in Gracie Jiu Jitsu. Proper footwork and double-arms distance will keep your brains in your cranium and out of a Zombies mouth.
- If a Zombie bites you, you become the Zombie. We all know this. Watch any Zombie movie and there is always at least one person who get’s bit. And then usually dragged through the entire movie and who later becomes the Zombie who gets the unsuspecting B-list actor when their guard is down. Again, I can’t stress this enough, DON’T GET BIT! That said, traditional arm lock techniques go out the window. You’re simply not going to put your leg over their mouth and expect not to get bit. Take advantage of their back at all times. The rear naked choke is key here, folks! Look, if decapitating a Zombie works, than cutting off their blood flow to the brain will work too!
- Zombies are, well, Zombies. Their small motor reflexes are gone. They’re slow, and even predictable in their movements. Use speed and dexterity to your advantage on this one. Again, TAKE THE BACK and stay away from their mouths! If you can get their back, do a rear leg take down, standup in base, and create separation.
- No one is coming to save you. You’re on your own. Rorion and Rener talk about “street readiness”. I’m talking about “Zombie Readiness”. Gracie Bullyproof rule #1 is to avoid the fight at all costs. That’s also rule #1 when it comes to Zombies. Avoid the Zombie at all costs. Standup in base. Create Separation. Get away.
You never know what can happen. Be prepared. Follow the CDC’s instructions and then go check out www.gracieacademy.com and you might stand a chance when the big guy with oozing green skin knocks on your door.