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The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program initially included an element called Body Hardening. It involved hitting the location of primary nerves. The Radial and Ulna nerves, Femoral and Sciatic nerves, and abdominal strikes for the Celiac Plexus. The result was that, after repeated impact over a long period of time, the nerve would become damaged, such that ...


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One thing to realize is that you have two factors that affect blocking a strike: 1) reaction time, and 2) tracking. Reaction time is the time taken by your brain to notice the strike coming towards you, to calculate an appropriate response, and to begin to move to counter it. (Notice I said "begin" to move, not the complete movement.) If a strike has a ...


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It sounds like you're talking about the scientific form of pressure points (as opposed to pseudoscience involving "chi meridians"), namely spots on the body which allow for direct stimulation of nerves and muscles to cause a great deal of pain or sometimes even muscle paralysis. As with defending any vulnerable part of your body, they key principles are a) ...


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Sometimes your opponent is faster than you. Sometimes they can read your body language and your tells, and fake you out, or feint. Sometimes you might have patterns that leave you open in predictable ways, and they take advantage of that. Sometimes you think you are dodging to safety and you're walking right into the attack. "More training" could help, ...


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While pressure points may exist as sensitive spots on the body that can aid in both fighting and healing, touching or pressing on them probably can't kill you. Still, use pressure points as a way to help relax your muscles, reduce tension and stress, and overcome painful headaches. http://www.medicaldaily.com/truth-about-pressure-points-which-ones-can-kill-...


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I only know 3: 1) Slip the punch: push on the front foot and slide on the back foot a bit. While doing this, also shift your weight on the back foot so the moment your opponent retracts their jab, you immediately push on the back foot and counter with a hard cross. Don't slide too much, otherwise you'll be out of range and unable to counter (which is ok as ...


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Slip & jab with left Sway & then sway back with a jab with left Parry down with left & counter jab Block with right & counter jab Left jab across the (on top) jab and counter with right Block with the left holding in front of head and cross to counter There's a few more variations but these 6 cover the main points.


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You can simply see it as a tool, and depending on the circumstances where it happens. Usually, and what I personally find naturally, is the turning motion while raising one arm (biceps to your ear and turning around to loose the choke) more convenient. Plucking, is requiring a certain degree of flexibility as some people canĀ“t really do that motion properly ...


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The other answers are all pretty good and I won't go over any of that, but nobody has mentioned a fundamental physical fact. Typical time required to throw a punch is about 1/6 of a second. Average human reaction time is about 1/4 of a second, so if you're relying on your reactions to defend yourself, you are at an enormous physical disadvantage. ...


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Well, it's defined by an author that there are six ways. Maybe there are four, maybe there are 7. Difficult to interpret. You can slip left, slip right. You can take a small step back. You can move your head slightly back. You can "roll" with it like Mayweather Jr. The list goes on. You can block if with your lead hand, and jab back. You can block it with ...


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The ability to defend successfully is governed by the following time relationship: reaction_time + decision_time + defend_time(defend_distance) < telegraph_time + attack_time(attack_distance) Covering greater distances requires more time. Here are some defensive principles: Control distance - If you simply want to defend yourself, keep others ...


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Plucking the hands off the neck is not a realistic response because no one who is realistically trying to hurt someone with a choke places their hands on the neck from the rear. The only exceptions are if they trying to ram a person's head into a wall (which is not a hold) or they are giving a rather pleasant neck massage (also not a hold). Standing rear ...


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I'm new to this section of Stack Overflow, but I practice and teach wing chun and self defence. I've read some comments here and I agree that this is a "gorilla vs shark" like question. I'm not for heavy theorizing martial arts, but I do miss some considerations which could be of interest to the readers. Mainly, you should not explicitly train to overcome ...



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