why aren’t these being reblogged more often?
i rather see these than “keys in hand”
Umm so since I’m stupid could someone kindly explain each step for me like step 3 am i head butting him in the face or the chest?
I think it depends on the height of the person, but I suppose the head is a more effective target. I hope this helps :)
Step 1: Step back the moment he reaches for you.
Step 2: Duck!
Step 3: Head butt him in the chin. It’s very important that it is the chin and not the chest because it is much more uncomfortable and disorienting to have your teeth bang together especially if it cuts his tongue (which it will if it is in the way). More than likely height won’t matter. He will be leaning forward from the missed attempt at grabbing you.
Step 4: Knee him in the balls.
Step 5: When he doubles over, jab him on his back. I believe at the base of the neck just above the shoulder blades would be best. I’m not an expert, but this seems like the best place, imo.
Step 6: Don’t lose contact. Bring your other hand over and slam your hands against the sides of his heads as hard as possible. Right on the ears is the best place; it is extremely disorienting if done correctly. Then take his head and bring it down on your knee as you bring your knee up. It’s very important that you avoid the nose because if you knee his nose it will definitely break and more than likely the bones will stab his brain killing him, so aim for his mouth instead.
Step 7: Keep your knee up and bring your foot out to kick him over. Personally, I don’t like the image because it looks like she kicked him with her toes. You do not want to do that. Instead kick him with the ball or heel of your foot and put power behind it with a push.
Step 8: He is on the ground. You could probably stop here and he would get the picture, but if you really want to…Your leg is still in the air from the kick. With all your force slam the edge of your your heel on his side. It will be more effective if you lower your body first by bending at the knee of the leg your weight is on. Done right, you can break a rib or two.
reblogging again for that^
Reblogging for the steps in the image and the explanation in the comments. I don’t so much like the explanation on the image proper, but I appreciate the thought behind it (here, have a self-defense thing, it could save you) and so I’m passing it on.
A couple of notes:
This could/would totally work but-
If he is reaching for your throat/arms/waist/anywhere but your shoulders, his arms are going to impede your path to the bottom of his chin in steps 2-3. That move will only work effectively in a really specific situation. Bear that in mind.
You really, really shouldn’t head-butt anybody unless you really know what you are doing. That is your brain container you are smashing into things. You could give yourself a concussion. And if you are a little bit late with the upward thrust, and his center of gravity is moving forward and down, you won’t be meeting with a clacking bump of teeth and jaw that gives way like the illustration above suggests, you will be meeting with a pointed, hard bone, on a not entirely ideal portion of your head. And while your attacker may or may not be stunned (you have to hit the chin just right, it’s called the “boxer’s button”), you will certainly be seeing stars. Which would make the rest of this difficult to complete, and will hinder, rather than help, your efforts to beat the ever-loving shit out of this asshole.
On to step six. The angle of the knee into the face as demonstrated in step six, could very easily kill someone.
I mean it. Knees and elbows are some of the most powerful strikes you can use, and require some of the least effort (and training) to be completely devastating. The effect of that strike, at that angle, would break the nose, and the bones in the face just behind the nose, and drive them up into the brain. Something which you could also accomplish with the heel of your hand.
If it could be done with the hand? You can be sure it wouldn’t be that hard with your knee. And it is not. As easy. To aim a knee. As the comments above suggest. Especially not when your adrenaline is racing and you’re trying to control the weight of a fucker who weighs 70 lbs more than you do.
I am by no means an expert in the law, but I was always taught by my Sifu that, after you defend yourself on the street, you may have to defend yourself legally. And in that kind of situation, you have to prove that you used no more force than the situation called for. So if this is a guy who is being a major asshole at a bar, calling you names, trying to push a few physical barriers (because he is an uncivilized, DICKWEED), and he reaches for you and you kill him…well, a court is not necessarily going to come down on your side.
However. That said. If you feel your life or physical well being is in danger, do everything you can. Knee the fucker in the face. And get. away.
Keep in mind that the real point of self defense is not to turn you into a superhero so you can Black Widow an aggressive shithole into submission without getting a scratch. The point of self defense is to help you survive and escape a dangerous situation.
Once he’s down. Get the fuck out of there. Scream and yell and book it.
Finally: the best way to learn self-defense is to take classes in it. The way you learn to knee someone in the face without killing him is by practicing over and over, and training your body and your mind to react to danger in certain ways. In a real life situation, if you are attacked, there is no time to pause for 3 seconds and try to remember the post you saw on tumblr.
In my opinion, your best bet in most situations is to scream and holler, kick him in the nuts, and run for it.