The child has his wrist grabbed by an adult trying to drag him away. He should stay calm, attempt to make the adult lose his balance and run away from the scene.
As shown in picture 1, the child has his wrist grabbed by an adult leading the way. The adult has his back toward the child and this is a great opportunity for the child to escape.
While the adult is looking forward with his back turned away from the child, the child can use his foot to forcefully push on the back of the adult’s knee where the leg bends, as shown in picture 2. This will make the adult lose his balance. Remember to put full force in the foot when pushing the opponent’s leg forward. A weak push will only nudge the opponent’s leg and the attack will fail, making the opponent more alert.
Once the opponent loses balance, move away from the scene as fast as you can and request for help from the police or a passerby.
By Seo Gyo-sun (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Seo Gyo-sun, an internationally certified Taekwondo Grand Master, judge and coach, holds a B.A. in taekwondo from Kyung Hee University. ― Ed.