When you are grabbed, your instincts are to grab back. At a minimum, your body reacts by reaching towards the thing that is attacking you. For instance, if someone grabs your neck, your automatic pre-programmed reaction in your body is to reach up and grab the hands that are grabbing you.

In this video, 10th Degree Black Belt & Grandmaster, Shihan Joe Nesta shares an instinctive defense against a front choke, where you use your natural reaction as part of the technique:

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