Self Defense with the 2 Best Martial Arts Moves: the Chin Jab and the Hammer Punch
Two Fighting Techniques for Self Defense
The two best fighting techniques for Self Defense are the Chin Jab and the Hammer Punch. Period. That's why many Martial Arts use them extensively, Krav Maga for example, or Karate..
If you can running away from dangers is always the best thing to do, but if you are forced to fight then the Chin Jab and the Hammer Punch are easy to learn, easy to use and very effective against any opponent. You can learn this two fighting techniques in a very short time and learn how to defend yourself effectively against any criminal threathening you.
Warning: the following information on the Chin Jab and the Hammer Punch are for informational purposes only.
The Chin Jab is not only very easy to learn and to perform, it's also extremely fast and almost impossible to parry. The Hammer Punch instead is slower, but no one can stand still if hit well. Learning these two simple and effective fighting techniques is simply the best thing you can do for your self defense.
The Chin Jab and the Hammer Punch are effective if applied by everyone and in every situation. And can be pretty useful even if performed by children. Beware that they could easily kill your opponent, so use them strictly when your life is in danger.
Keep always in mind that the best self defense technique is to avoid fight so whenever you can Run away from dangers.
Of course this article for information purposes only, you have the legal responsibility to use those techniques only to defend a life and when no other options are available.
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Martial Arts and Self Defense Basic Principles
Just like an open hand moves faster than a punch a relaxed body moves faster than a tensed one. And it's also much harder to move. Try this experiment with a friend: tense your body and ask him to push you, he will probably be able to do it quite easily. Now relax and have your muscles relaxed and ask him to do it again. Quite difficult this time right? This is because a tense body gives more grasp then a soft one. Just like a barbell compared to a flour sack.
So Relax, keep both feet on the ground and move your body to be harder to hit or catch.
Don't do what actors do on movies, that is hitting once and then staying there to see what happens next: hit as many times as you can and then Run, Run, and Run.
Self Defense techniques (as relates to hitting) can be divided in two groups: straight and circular. I won't talk about grappling or throwing techniques as they require quite a lot of training to be effective so you should study Martial Arts instead. Hitting techniques can be done either with open hand or closed fist. The open hand has the advantage that is faster and more versatile, the fist is harder but slower and if you hit a hard surface your knuckles can broke, which is somehow painful.
Remember to keep your body relaxed to be faster and to tense your muscles just before contact with your target. You can become proficient in these two fighting techniques in a matter of days but you must train at least a little. Always remember that the key for power is tensing your body just before contact.
Here there is a good example of the Chin Jab.
Self Defense Technique 1: The Chin Jab
When the attacker gets close push your hand like a piston moving up in a straight line and aim to hit his chin with your palm. If you miss it you can usually hit his nose and your fingers are in the perfect position to reach for his eyes. This can be done either with a whip-like movement or full force with a thrusting motion. Beware though that hitting full force his chin can easily kill your opponent.
This is probably the best single self defense technique and you must learn it as alone it can save your life.
This gives an idea about the Hammer.
Self Defense Technique 2: The Hammer Punch
This is the second best technique but since it's a circular punch it's extremely powerful but slow. Possibly use it after the Chin Jab. With your closed fist and a slightly bent arm make a circular movement and hit the attacker with the side of your fist near the little finger. Aim at his jaw and beware that a hit on the temple can easily kill an opponent. It's almost impossible to hurt yourself with this punch and it's probably the most powerful punch everyone can throw. Put all your force like using an axe to cut a tree.
Adding the Hammer Punch to the Chin Jab you have two techniques which for Self Defense are the best, effective and pretty easy to do in all conditions.
And this gives good ideas on Palm Strikes.
Self Defense Targets
The best fighting techniques are worthless if not applied correctly to the right target.
There are mainly three targets than can throw down everyone, And these are also the three targets that must be protected at all times: Eyes, Temple and Throat.E-T-T. All Martial Arts use them.
Whoever you are there are no muscles protecting those targets, and even if you have a Sumo Wrestles body still a good hit with the edge of hand can crush your throat, and you die.
Obviously if you are defending yourself you must protect yourself at all cost, a broken bone won't kill you, while a pierced eye will make you blind. And remember that these are killing targets, and using them will probably get you sued. But if it's your life involved then maybe it's better to remain alive. Use them only for Self Defense in real life threatening situations.
As Bruce Lee discovered, a simple Finger Jab, a fast hit to the eyes with your relaxed straight hand is enough to make the criminal blind. Hit as fast and relaxed as you can. And remember to keep your fingers slightly bent, or you risk to broke them. And of course tight your hand just before hitting.
A good hammer on the temple will kill, or at least seriously damage everyone. Even if under the influence of drugs. Remember though that it's better to use it as a second hit, as it's a circular punch.
The throat can be hit either with the edge of the hand from a side, the so called Karate Shuto, or from the front with a quick hit using the part between your thumb and the rest of the fingers of your open hand. Best if done after having landed a good chin jab.
Remember, whoever your opponent these three targets will kill everyone. So be very careful.
This is how to defend yourself effectively knowing just these simple fighting techniques, which can be used by persons from 10 to 80 years old; of course if you can read some more books and have some training on Martial Arts it's better, but always ask to yourself: Is this technique good in every situation and against any opponent, even under drugs or mental disturbances? Because criminals will always attack you when you have less chances to escape or defend yourself.
These two Self Defense techniques will be pretty useful if you find yourself undergoing sexual violence or any other kind of attack. And I'm sure they'll make wonders for your self confidence; remember though that the best way to win a fight is not fighting at all, so be always aware of what's happening around you and if there is a chance run away.
The best Self Defense is avoiding dangers.
REMEMBER: E-T-T. Eyes, Temple and Throat.
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