WATCH: A recent series of unsolved attempted abductions leaves families on edge
Freddie Trillo, a retired Miami-Dade police defensive tactics instructor and owner of Trillo Jujitsu Academy, is demonstrating two self-defense tactics you can use when somebody is attacking you from behind.
Trillo, who also served as a SWAT operator and professor brought Local 10 News’ Christina Vazquez in to show that if an attacker is really intent on grabbing you tightly from behind, weight leverage can be one of your best defense mechanisms.
In the wake of this demonstration, two recent abduction attempts in Miami that were caught on video showed detectives searching for the man responsible who surprised the females from behind.
“That’s exactly what is going to happen in the street if somebody attacks you – they don’t expect you,” said Trillo. “They are sneaking up and not expecting the reaction you are going to give.”
Trillio advises in the video that if an attacker moves in for a choke hold, put your hands up, tuck in your chin and slow down his ability to squeeze around your neck.
Coming up at Local 10 News at 6 p.m., Trillo shows you a second tactic that he says could save your life.
Watch the self-defense demonstration and final takeaways here: