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How To Fight

Article #8

Hand To Hand Combat


While weapons technology is forever increasing, there are
often situations where there is no choice but to engage an enemy at the closest of quarters. Throughout history, combatants have often been forced to leave safe ground, descending from horseback or going over the top of a trench to deliver violence to somebody who happens to be wearing a different color of hat.

























Hand To Hand Combat Training


If you want to be ready to fight hand-to-hand, you will need to be very flexible. Stretching is a proven method of improving flexibility, but it should be conducted with requisite care and attention, or the only muscles that get damaged will be yours. Stretching will gradually increase your range of movement.

You will aid your flexibility by keeping good posture throughout the day, particularly if you work in an office. Prevent stiffness. Never slouch. Walk upright, instead of shuffling or stooping: amongst other things, it conveys a confident demeanor. Stretch first thing in the morning, and rid yourself of any stiffness from sleep.






Hand To Hand Combat Moves


For most people, hand-to-hand combat brings to mind images of folk grappling, but this is not necessarily the most effective approach to hand-to-hand combat. If you are not involved in a street fight, there may not be much room in which to maneuver, and tumbling around with a massive, male wrestler is perhaps not wise. It is possible to avoid being taken to the ground while fighting.

Bruce Lee would always try to strike with whatever was closest to the target. He often kicked his opponent's knee with his lead leg. If you hit or kick before your attacker has reached you, you could conclude the encounter with no need to tumble on the ground.






Hand To Hand Combat Tips


If your attacker survives your first offensive, then you must halt his attack. Self-defense techniques such as a wrist lock, arm bar, or foot lock will prevent action by your opponent.


If your attacker grabs you, you should go straight to a lock, unless you would prefer to soften your opponent up a little with a couple of hits and kicks first. You should
consider possible legal implications when making your choice. Grabs are cool. If you can grab with much force, you may wish to consider a martial art which concentrates on the redirection of force, such as judo, ju jitsu, or aikido.

When your opponent grabs you, it could be the perfect time for a wrist lock. Think about it: if the attacked is grabbing you, he is not hitting you; grabs are slow, while hits are fast; and grabbing frequently exposes the hand of the individual for knuckle damage, finger locks, and so forth.






Hand To Hand Combat Techniques


The human body has various pressure points. The skull is weak at the point where the frontal cranial bones come together. A forceful strike to this point inflicts trauma upon the cranial cavity. This can result in unconsciousness, hemorrhage, or, if done sufficiently strongly, death.

A forceful blow to the forehead causes whiplash,
and a very strong blow can cause death. The skull is weak at the temple, where an artery and large nerve are near the surface of the skin. A powerful blow could cause unconsciousness, but if the artery is severed, coma or death will follow.

A slight jab at the eyes results in heavy watering, which obstructs vision. A strong poke can cause short-term blindness. Death can result if the fingers penetrate the thin bone to the rear of the eyes and enter the brain.

A jab at the ear with cupped hands can burst the eardrum and lead to brain concussion. If you want to know
how to win a fight, you should heed this information, and appreciate the importance of flexibility, know how to avoid being taken to the ground, and be aware of the human body's pressure points.


Hand To Hand Combat