Have you ever wondered why professional mixed martial arts fighters can kick, elbow, and knee each other in the face but still have to tape up and wear padded gloves?
The reason is that when you use your fists against somebody’s face, you’re rolling the dice, at best, on whether you’re going to walk away with a broken bone in your hand. You’ve got 27 small bones in each hand that are built to be used for fine motor skills, not for using as a jack hammer against hard (head) and sharp (teeth) objects.
I’ve fought with guys who had fists the size of hams who trained daily on the heavy bag without gloves—and Kimbo Slice has fought dozens of bare knuckle fights without breaking his hands, but these guys are beyond normal.
For every bare knuckle fighter who’s never broken his hand there’s probably 100 others who have broken their hands punching a face, a wall, or some other hard object. (Including a professional fighter on “The Ultimate Fighter” last season)
During “normal” times in the US when prompt medical care, insurance, and orthopedic specialists are readily available, you might decide that the risk of punching someone in the face is worth taking.
But in a true survival situation, you just can’t afford to take this chance. Breaking your hand in a survival situation could be a death sentence.
So if it doesn’t make sense to punch someone in the face in a survival situation, why would you train your mind to react to attacks by throwing punches?
It’s silly, isn’t it? So if you shouldn’t punch to the face, what SHOULD you do?
You’ve got several options, but you want to strike targets that are effective regardless of how big and muscular your attacker is.
If you’re in a life-or-death situation, you also want to use techniques that will allow you to escape or move on to the next attacker as quickly as possible.
Out of respect for those who read their email with their children, I won’t get into the super effective, stomach-curling techniques here, but here are a few strikes that are MUCH better than a punch to the face:
1. Striking the side of the neck with your ulna. (The pinky side of your forearm)
2. ANY strike to the base of the skull.
3. Striking the esophagus with your ulna.
4. Scratching/jabbing the eyes. (there are specific techniques that work MUCH better than others)
5. Using your shin to kick the groin.
6. Stomping on the ankle/hand of a downed attacker.
These obviously are techniques that you’d NEVER use on a drunk friend or some meat head who thinks you’ve taken his spot in line. They’re not for situations where your ego is bruised or for any situation where you can simply apologize and walk away. They are for situations where your life is in danger and an attacker is trying to kill you.
Where did I learn these?
Lots of places. ”advanced” martial arts training, friends, and some of them online…but the important question is “Where did I learn how to do them in EXACTLY the right way so my strikes would have the maximum impact with the least amount of effort?” The answer is that I learned from the same person who has taught SEAL Team 6: Tim Larkin.
I’m not going to spend much time convincing you to sign up for the Lethal Weapons package that Tim put together for my readers this week.
The fact is, Target Focus Training is the best material I’ve ever seen on handling REAL violence. That’s why I use it, why so many government agencies around the world use it, and that’s why so many of the top names in firearms training, firearms education, extreme fitness, and survival use it.
Don’t believe me? Try it out. If you don’t like it, you’ll get a full refund.
As a quick note, a big part of the Lethal Weapons package is taken directly from a training that Tim did at a federal training facility in the middle of nowhere in New Mexico. That makes this package particularly applicable if you’re one of my many readers who are in the military, law enforcement, do private contractor work, or work for other government agencies.
This is serious training for times when there are no pads, you’re on your own, and your opponents don’t want to “teach you a lesson”…they simply look at you like a piece of meat and want to destroy you.
Is it cheap? Nope. But it IS the fastest, least expensive way that I’ve ever seen to learn these skills AND it’s the ONLY training that I’ve ever seen that teaches the finer points of the psychology and anatomy required to be able to predictably drop any attacker in 1-3 seconds.
This is not UFC fighting. This is life-or-death fighting. Just what is needed for survival situations.
Here’s where you can go to read more about this special offer: http://surviveinplace.com/targetfocustraining/
Here’s what another reader wrote in about it:
“Hello David, First time to e-mail you. Weapon free self defense is
the most important training we should all have. Yes knowing how to
use a firearm to defend is important. However, the odds of using a
firearm in self defense is small. But knowing how to defend yourself
weapons free will happen more frequently and should be the foundation
of preparedness. I have found Tim’s Target Focus Training to be
outstanding and his DVD package can be easily learned at home and
practiced. Its great that you are spreading the word. Gene”
So, if you can, I strongly encourage you to get Tim’s information.
Tomorrow, I’m going to tell when and how Jason Statham used Target Focus Training tactics in his new movie, “The Expendables.”