It may be Christmas but that doesn’t mean a person can afford to let his or her guard down, or half-guard down for that matter, and the stakes are even higher when an adversary attacks who is twice your size. However, the elves at the North Pole are well-trained and prepared for any crazed shoppers wanting Air Jordans, children who have eaten too many sugar cookies, or even Santa Claus after he’s had a few too many egg nogs.

In this MMATraining Technique of the Day you’ll get a glimpse into the world of Elf Defense 101, a system of training that looks out for all no matter how small. You’ll learn how to stick-fight with candy canes and choke St. Nick out if necessary. Enjoy and have a Merry Christmas!