John Graden “fighting” two guys in a COBRA Self-Defense “Fight 1 – Fight 2!” drill. This is from 2011.

The three things to look for:

1. He “stacks” the 2 guys so he is fighting just 1 at a time.

2. He keeps the guy close with his head down by pushing his neck down.

3. He keeps the guy close and sweeps him to the ground to be able to attack the other guy.

This is a drill from the COBRA-Defense system.

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John Graden
John Graden

John Graden is widely credited with leading the martial arts school business into the modern age. He is the founder of the first successful professional association and trade journal. MA Success editor John Corcoran first called him a “visionary” in 1995. Martial Arts World magazine dubbed him, The Teacher of Teachers. Mr. Graden’s leadership was recognized in many mainstream media outlets including a cover story on the Wall Street Journal, documentaries on A&E Network, and as a guest on the Dr. Oz Show and many others.