Knowing your strike points, and their importance in self-defense.

Certain areas on the human body are vulnerable to concussive strikes.

Certain areas on the human body are vulnerable to concussive strikes.
Certain areas on the human body are vulnerable to concussive strikes.

Know your strike points, a vital part of self- defense

In many Traditional Martial Arts, the notion has often been created of some mythical and magical incapacitating strike. One that can stop your opponent dead in their tracks.

Cinema and comics have added to this myth. Many people believe that there is some dark secret waiting to be discovered that will allow them to knock their enemy out with impunity. This is mostly nonsense.

Realistic strike targets

But!
Of course, there is always a but! There are certain areas on the human body that are more vulnerable than others. By concentrating on these areas in a real combat situation you could get yourself out of trouble quicker and more efficiently

Most people have seen a boxer knockout his or her opponent with a strike to the chin. This is an example of a target area on the human body that is vulnerable to concussive striking. Let’s have a look at the main areas that would suffer damage if struck cleanly.

Firstly, some of the main strike areas to the head and neck area…

Strike areas to the head and neck
Strike areas to the head and neck
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