Would you be able to defend yourself and those you love if someone were to attack you? It’s a question most of us don’t want to think about. Sadly, violence is a fact of life. Thankfully, it doesn’t matter your size, skills, or strength, anyone can learn helpful self-defense techniques.
The Most Effective Body Parts to Hit
When you’re in a confrontation, you only have seconds and a couple of moves to attempt before the fight gets real. Before an attacker has gotten complete control of you, you must do all you can, saving as much energy as possible, to do bodily harm so you can get away.
Therefore, aim for the parts of the body where you can do the most damage easily: the nose, eyes, neck, knees, legs, and groin.
Depending on the position of the assailant and how close he is will help you decide where you need to hit and what body parts you will attack.
Don’t step in closer to stab the eyes when you can reach his knee with the heel of your shoe.
When hitting a target on the upper half of the body you want to use your hand. Effective blows can be made with the outer edge of your hand like a karate chop. Use a knuckle blow or palm strike for softer targets.
Eyes: Poking, scratching, or gouging the attacker’s eyes with your fingers or knuckles is effective, In addition to causing plenty of pain, this also interferes with their vision.
Nose: If the attacker is close in front of you, use the heel of your palm to hit up under his nose, putting the whole weight of your body into the move. If the person is behind you, hit the nose with your elbow, aiming for the nasal bones.