Self-defense comes in all forms. In any given situation, knowing how to properly take down an attacker can mean the difference between life and death for yourself or a loved one. And if you find yourself in a situation without your sidearm to aide you, it might be valuable to know some additional methods of self-defense.
Master Steve Pisa, owner of The Academy of Kung Fu, offers three unique forms of self-defense that focus on compromising certain pressure points that everyone has. This unique technique can render a person completely powerless with one precisely-placed poke.
Check out Master Steve’s demonstration in the video below:
According to Master Steve, utilizing a person’s pressure points comes from Chinese martial arts. Every person has the same set of pressure points, and the technique relies on targeting three distinct areas of the body.
“These three, if utilized properly, if trained for a long period of time, would be effective in whatever situation you might find yourself in,” Master Steve explains.
The first pressure point is located near the bottom of the jawline. With just a finger or knuckle, a bit of force is administered to a small area in between the skull and throat.
“Right where the wisdom teeth is, you push straight up,” Master Steve says. His brave volunteer winces in pain as Master Steve demonstrates the move.
The second pressure point is around the clavicle near the neck. Using the collar bone as a guide, a single finger once again is all that is required to bring his volunteer to his knees.
“As you can see from his face, that is quite painful to do,” the Kung Fu master says.
The last pressure point is found underneath the arm. Master Steve uses just his thumb to cause his student to tap out in a split second.
“You can see, there’s more similarities than differences,” Master Steve says as he concludes the lesson. If you can get a feel for any one of the three pressure points, chances are you can bring down just about anyone.