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Another category of hand-to-hand fighting is that which operates on the principle of hyperextension - bending , twisting (and sometimes striking at) the joints to force them beyond the normal range of movement. The effects of hyperextension range from moderate to extreme pain and include the possibilities of dislocation, stretching or tearing of the tendons or ligaments, and separation of the connective tissue. As with any blow or tactic the results will vary with the circumstances the force of...

Karate Contest Points

The traditional, old-style karate point-winning target areas are the most dangerous, high-risk-of-injury body areas. These targets reflect the original objective of karate fighting for hand-to-hand warfare, as do the target areas used in fencing and in kendo matches. But in karate there are insufficient safeguards against accidental serious injury. The contest point targets in karate include head, throat and midbody. Some styles of karate allow the kidney region and the groin to be used as...

Superstition Or Knowledge

The Asian fighting skills were practiced and developed many centuries prior to the discovery of the actual nature of vital body functions such as the process of digestion and the circulation of the blood. Among the ancients, muscle contractions, palpitations, intestinal growling and other such internal stirrings and audible processes were thought to result from reptile spirits which resided within the body and that these hyperphysical serpents and dragons moved about in response to specific...

Judo Contest Stance

Although in the past judo has been taught as a self-defense method, today it has taken its proper place as a sport it is an event in the Olympic Games. Like wrestling, judo is played by rules which prohibit and penalize hand or foot blows or any tactic intended to hurt the opponent player. Judo players do not use a fighting stance because there is no need to guard against the possibility of being struck. Contestants in a judo match are in close contact, gripping cloth of the uniform as...

Onto The Nose

Nose Cartilage Separation

If you are already in close to an assailant, this is an excellent target. DO NOT step in close to hit at the nose if you are out of fist-hitting range Hitting onto the nose is very likely to hurt, confuse and disorient an assailant. Drawing the head back and watering of the eyes are the two most common reactions to being hit on the nose. Even a moderate blow results in considerable pain. A bloody nose, while not serious, has a positive psychological effect in self-defense. Even when other...