U.S. Army Combatives – FM 3-25.150

5-07 Single Leg Attacks

5-7. SINGLE LEG ATTACKS

You may also choose to attack only one leg (Figure 5-35). Making a deep step with the inside leg, and reaching with the same side arm to the enemy’s opposite knee, step to the outside and grasp your hands together behind his knee. Your head and shoulder should be tight against his thigh. Moves to finish a single leg attack include the dump, block the opposite knee, and the leg sweep.

Figure 5-35. Single leg attack.

Figure 5-35. Single leg attack.

 

Figure 5-35. Single leg attack (continued).

Figure 5-35. Single leg attack (continued).

a. Dump (Figure 5-36). From the single leg position, with your shoulder tight against his thigh, take a short step in front of him, and then a longer step backward with your trail foot. Pressure from your head and shoulder will “dump” him on to his buttocks.

Figure 5-36. Dump.

Figure 5-36. Dump.

 

Figure 5-36. Dump (continued).

Figure 5-36. Dump (continued).

b. Block the Opposite Knee (Figure 5-37). If the enemy turns away from you, maintain control of his leg and reach between his legs to block his opposite leg. Use pressure with your shoulder on the back of his leg to bring him face down on the ground.

Figure 5-37. Block the opposite knee.

Figure 5-37. Block the opposite knee.

c. Leg Sweep (Figure 5-38). Reach your outside arm under his leg and with your outside hand reach down and gain control of his ankle. Pull his leg up with both of your arms and use your foot to sweep his post leg.

Figure 5-38. Leg sweep.

Figure 5-38. Leg sweep.


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