Note: The mask and voice changer have been used in this video to protect the identity of Dr.V. Because of his sensitive position and the high level government work he is involved in, he would only share his fighting system with us if he could remain anonymous.
The trachea strike is a very simple, very effective technique. People’s instincts often tell them to strike the head. While a good punch to the head can be effective you have a much larger chance of taking an attacker out if you go for a more sensitive and vital target.
There is an added advantage of striking the throat. It is made of cartilage which won’t cause damage to your hand when you strike it. To further protect yourself and your hands you should use a knuckle strike like Dr. V explained in the video above.
There is no sense in risking damage to your hands, there is simply no need. A knuckle strike to the trachea can be just as devastating as a traditional punch to the throat.
The second major point in this video (and in my opinion the most valuable one) is that to be effective you must strike while you are deflecting an assault from your attacker, not afterward.
If you block an attack without taking advantage of the split second where your attacker is too busy punching you to really protect himself you will simply be starting over at square one. Worse than that if you did not at least take advantage of your ability to close the distance between you and your attacker you will actually be worse off after the block.
Simply blocking a strike puts you in a defensive position. Your goal in any self defense situation is to become the aggressor as quickly as possible. Fights can only be won from the offensive position.
That’s why learning how to block and strike at the same time is so important. It teaches you to take advantage of that split second of vulnerability and go on the offensive before your attacker knows what is happening. Knowing how to close the distance and exploit that vulnerability is the difference between winning and losing a fight.
As Dr. V said in the video be careful with this move it can crush the throat easily so have your partner hold a focus mitt over his throat for practice.
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