Body Areas Most Vulnerable To Knife Attack

Knife Attack Body

A man attacked from the front by a bladed weapon has two spots he instinctively protects the throat and the stomach, or abdominal section. Perhaps the reason why he instinctively protects these two areas is that they are easy for an opponent to reach. In any event, the psychological effect of a knife wound in these areas, whether it is serious or not, is so great that the victim is usually momentarily incapacitated. The throat area is vulnerable to either the thrust or the slash, the thrust...

Types Of Disarming Techniques

There are two general types of disarming techniques. Both advocate the removal of the weapon from the body area as the first move. The more successful advocates an instant follow-up body attack on the gun wielder. The other one, too generally advocated by law enforcement officers, concentrates on wresting the gun from the hold-up man. If this succeeds, it still is necessary to subdue him before he can be brought in under arrest. How he is to be subdued seems to be left entirely up to the...

Two Typical Gas Grenades

Knife Defense Techniques

Photo Courtesy of Federal Laboratories, Inc. Federal Triple Chaser hand grenade. This grenade breaks into three sections as illustrated two seconds after being thrown. Each section travels in a different direction, functioning as an individual grenade and covering a' wide area quickly with visible gas. out rupturing the grenade body, discharges in rapid succession three heavy blasts of gas. As each blast occurs, the device jumps ten or twelve feet in a different and unpredictable direction. The...

Vulnerable Parts Of The Body

The human body is made up of many vulnerable spots. Some are nerve centers, some are organs unprotected by a bony or muscular structure, and some are areas only lightly protected by bone or muscle tissue. About a dozen such spots can be attacked with marked results in combat. A well-timed blow or pressure brought to bear on one of these vital areas will disable an opponent or force him to cease offensive action. Man has many natural weapons his head, teeth, elbows, feet, knees, hands and...