Sunday, June 13, 2010

VULNERABLE SPOTS – KEY TO END A STREET FIGHT ASAP

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WHY AIM AT ‘VULNERABLE SPOTS’
When training civilians, we teach them to DEFEND > OFFEND >NEUTRALIZE> EXIT .
And the shorter this sequence it is better. Because, the longer a confrontation is prolonged, higher is your exposure.
So, in KravMaga, to keep a fight short and decisive, we always aim at the VULNERABLE SPOTS of the opponent’s body.
VULNERABLE SPOTS – NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH ‘VITAL SPOTS’
Hitting vital spots can result in collateral damage, and even worse - fatality. You are not interested in defending a murder charge, are you?! So forget hitting internal organs.
This write-up is to educate you on stopping a fight ASAP, NOT maiming or killing.
WHAT ARE THE VULNERABLE SPOTS IN THE HUMAN BODY
1) EYES
2) NOSE
3) MOUTH
4) CHIN
5) GROIN (TESTICLES)
6) KNEES
7) ANKLES
WHY WE CALL THESE ‘VULNERABLE SPOTS’
1) THEY ARE EASY TO REACH
All these spots are on the surface. It does not take years of practice to hit them.
For instance, everybody knows Solar plexus is a good spot to bring down an opponent. But hitting it requires precision and angle, which is acquired over a prolonged practice. Even if you have the skills to hit the solar plexus, if the opponent has a beer-belly, you can’t reach it.
2) THESE PARTS CANNOT BE EXERCISED AND TOUGHENED
There are no popular body building exercises to strengthen the testicles, nose or eyes. I have heard of some exotic methods, but they are not for common men.
So even if the opponent is comparatively bigger and stronger, hitting these spots will have the same effect as it has on a smaller person.
3) THEY ARE HIGLY SENSITIVE TO IMPACT
Except the groin, all the vulnerable spots have bone on the surface. But groin is also painful because it has nerve endings bunched together on the scrotum.
So intimidating pain is assured by hitting vulnerable spots.
4) HITTING VULNERABLE SPOTS IMMOBILIZE THE ATTACKER
As mentioned earlier, a confrontation ends not just with defending and offending, but by ‘neutralizing’. That in simple English means, the opponent should lose the capacity to attack and be unable to follow you or get assistance. Only this will give you the crucial window to exit effectively from the scene.
In these times, it also helps to remove the cell phone from him and make it dysfunctional.
Krav Maga is all about common sense!
To know about KravMaga training in India check out www.kravmagaindia.com
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