In today's article I will be talking about my 5 favorite fighting techniques. These techniques are simple to do, easy to learn, and are very destructive. They are as follows:
1- The Knife Hand: A very versatile attacking tool. This technique can be thrown to any part of the body and do immediate damage. The Knife Hand can be thrown at many angles and at many combinations. The Knife Hand can be thrown at high line, mid line, and low line levels and can easily be mixed in with other strikes. The Knife Hand is my personal favorite technique.
2- The Chin Jab: The Chin Jab is a heel palm strike thrown in a uppercut like movement at close range. This strike has a high chance of scoring a one hit knockout and could cause whiplash on the neckbone area. This strike can be mixed up with other close range strikes including a knee strike to the balls or a tiger claw eye gouge. If you are out of range to use a Chin Jab then you can use a straight foward palm heel strike at long range in combinations to the face or any part of the skull.
3- The Knee Kick/ AKA Low Side Kick: This kick is my personal favorite!! It is a lowline kick that is directed to either the knee or the shin. It is VERY EASY to perform under stress. Simply move into a body bladed position, cock the lead leg then thrust forward in a stomp like fashion landing the heel of your foot into the knee plus driving through the target.
4- The Ear Slap: This is a excellent striking technique that can be used at longer range or up close in close range. Smacking the ears with a cupped shaped hand position can disorient or stun a would be attacker which will stop his attack. Also this technique can blow out his eardrums damaging his ability to hear. You don't necessarily need to hit both ears with a double ear slap, just one hand to one ear should suffice and produce enough damage to buy you time to escape the attack.
5- The Straight Blast: A Chinese martial arts technique that comes from the Wing Chun style of Chinese Kung Fu (From the classical oriental arts, I feel that Chinese Kung Fu and Japanese Jujutsu has some of the best hand to hand techniques out there) The Straight Blast is also known as Chain Punching or Jik Chun Choi in Chinese. Now this technique is a advanced technique and although simple to perform and easy to learn, you first need to build a basic foundation in basic fighting skills in striking in the long, middle, and close ranges to make this technique work (You can build this basic foundation by training with me and mastering my basic self-defense curriculum or you can learn this online when you sign up for The Complete Self-Defense System)
What I love about this technique is that it bridges the gap between long range to close range. This technique when properly set up will force a opponent to go from offensive to purely defense because of the forward pressure and rapid fire punching. Once you are in close range, you can follow up with close quarters combat techniques such as a headbutt, a elbow strike, or grab the head and knee him in the face scoring a knockout. You can learn about these techniques when you sign up for my one on one self defense private lessons at my home gym or whenever you sign up for The Complete Self-Defense System online. Train diligently and stay safe!!
Till next time,
Certified Self-Defense Trainer