Driving to work today I thought about all of the great conversations going on in the Community. There are a lot of interesting articles and videos referenced with amazing education on self-defense with various weapons. One thing we haven’t talked much about is how to defend yourself without a weapon. In martial arts, there is a lot of training on where the vulnerable spots are on the body.
One thing I mention in another post is self-defense is not a clean fight. Fighting dirty can save your life - and really isn’t fighting dirty when it’s your life in the balance.
Here are a few soft body targets that can help you defend your life:
upwards on the nose or chin
the center of the neck
the solar plexus
the front of the knee
either side of the knee
behind the ear
just under the skull on the back of the head
the sides of the knees
And remember, gouging the eyes with your thumbs is a great distractor and can blind your attacker - and is something easily forgotten in the adrenaline rush of the attack. Cupping your hands and clapping them over your attacker’s ears can cause a ruptured eardrum if done correctly.