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

Comments

  1. ahh...remove cell phone...good point sir...you have taught us all the other points

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  2. umm..... sure that wont count as theft? :P

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  3. My humble 2 bits:

    1. Eyes attacks are best dealt with all fingers
    , extended fully

    2. Nose is best attacked with a open fist , especially at its base ( the hard part between the nostrils)

    3. Mouth is not easy , with risk of injury to your fist if you fracture your attackee's ;-) teeth

    4. Chin being hard, open fist is better

    5.Groin ( only works to effect with males , don't know about neuters ) and the direction of attack either by open hand or by a kick is from down to up and not from front to back as the anatomy is suspended in that direction

    5.Knees can be effectively killed by a kick to the sides but not so well from the back or front

    6.Ankles are pretty resistant to even big kicks though they can cause pain

    Good Luck !

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  4. @JAY- i just said make it dysfunctional.. not take it home! :-) Just delay his call for help.
    @ DR.ARUNACHALAM - Thanks for the additional info. appreciate it!

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  5. @kravmaga chennai.. am a resident in chennai. is der any opportunity for me to learn this art?

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  6. Karthikeyan, Thanks for your interest .. Pls call after looking into the site which has all the required details -
    S.SREERAM
    Co-ordinator / Instructor
    Chennai Chapter, Krav Maga (IKMF) India
    Mobile: 93400 06600
    Email- kravmaga.chennai@gmail.com
    Chennai Site - https://sites.google.com/site/kravmagachennai/

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