At Emi With The Finger Tips From The Front

This atemi can be delivered arrow-like with the fingers well stretched but slightly separated or laterally either with a direct blow or back-handed.

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Atemi to the windpipe, rather at the base of the neck. To the body, atemi to the solar plexus, with the finger-tips pushing slightly downwards under the sternum.

Atemi with the Finger-Tips from the Side and from Behind: (Fig. 60). The atemi to the windpipe can be delivered with the tips of the index and middle fingers alone and starting more

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laterally. You can also aim at the hollow of the ligament of the sterno-cleido-mastoid of the collar-bone.

Atemi with the tip of the thumb in the sterno-cleido-mastoid hollow behind the ear. It is effective against an attempted waist-hold from the front.

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laterally. You can also aim at the hollow of the ligament of the sterno-cleido-mastoid of the collar-bone.

Atemi with the tip of the thumb in the sterno-cleido-mastoid hollow behind the ear. It is effective against an attempted waist-hold from the front.

Atemi to the eyes from the rear.

Remark: It is not obligatory always to press the atemi to the point of seriously injuring the opponent. In the case of the atemi to the eyes, more particularly, progressive pressure

Atemi to the eyes from the rear.

Remark: It is not obligatory always to press the atemi to the point of seriously injuring the opponent. In the case of the atemi to the eyes, more particularly, progressive pressure

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your adversary by means of a lock without inflicting irreparable injury on him.

Atemi with the "Fork" of the Hand: (Fig. 61).

This method brings into action the "V"-shaped ligament which joins the thumb to the index finger. This atemi must be given with the hand well contracted and slightly

"hollowed", the fingers joined and the thumb approximately at a right-angle to the index finger.

Atemi against the Adam's apple in an upward direction. Atemi on the base of the nose, also in an upward direction. These two atemi are very efficacious to complete certain

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disengagements from holds on the lapel or sleeve and to facilitate lateral throws.

This category of atemi is undoubtedly the best known and most current of the older jujutsu. It is sometimes wrongly called the "cuff".

To the face, atemi to the summit of the nose, and atemi to the base of the nose. Bear in mind that the latter atemi delivered from below upwards can be fatal.

Atemi below the point of the chin delivered like the two preceding ones, preferably at a right-angle.

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Atemi obliquely from above downwards, under the cheekbone or at the angle of the jaw-bone or in front of the ear or at the temple. The two last named are the most dangerous.

Lateral atemi from above downwards to the neck either on the sterno-cleido-mastoid or a little more forward to the carotid artery which is more dangerous.

Atemi from above downwards on the clavicle (collar-bone).

Atemi with the Edge of the Hand (continued): (Fig. 63).

Aterai on the Adam's apple or the windpipe. Very dangerous. This atemi dealt from behind can be completed with a throw by levering the victim under his chin.

Atemi to the floating ribs. This atemi can serve against strangulation attacks.

Atemi to the solar plexus. Delivered without excessive

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force it serves as a stoppage counter and can prepare the way for a lateral throw.

Atemi to the nape of the neck called the "rabbit punch". Very efficacious. Can be fatal if delivered with sufficient strength and above all with precision exactly at the base of the cerebellum.

Atcmi to the kidneys or under the first lumbar vertebra at the level of the waist. Both these atemi enable you to finish off with a disequilibrium or an armlock.

Remark: For all the atemi but especially those which are delivered with the edge of the hand, it is indispensable that

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the body should be well balanced and as for the judo throws, that your strength should emanate from the abdomen.

Fist and Phalanges: Points of Impact.

The joints of the first and second phalanges: (Fig. 64). The fingers are well closed side by side and the area of impact is composed of the index and middle fingers and additionally the third finger and must form an extension of the forearm.

The joint of the first and second phalanges of the middle finger only: In this case the atemi is not given like an ordinary direct blow with the fist but rather in a semi-circle starting

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from the elbow and from the outside towards the inside with the wrist a little bent inwards. Otherwise you run the risk of injury to the joint.

The joints of the phalanges and metacarpals: Here also as in the first case the zone of impact, index finger, middle finger and third finger is in extension of the forearm.

Lastly, the hypothenar eminence, or in simpler language, the muscular area occupying the medial side of the little finger, as shown in the diagram.

Remark: In all cases the fist and the forearm must be

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contracted to the maximum which ensures a considerable density of impact differing besides from that of boxing.

Fist and Phalanges—Methods of Training: (Fig. 65).

The atemi with the fist must be given in combination with a movement, as in the direct hit and hook of boxing, of torsion of the wrist inwards. The first starts in supination

(palm uppermost) and reaches the point of impact in pronation (palm underneath).

The points of impact are hardened by training against boards at first covered with cloth, then direct on the wood. In karate the pupil finishes even by exercising against bricks or stone 1

But hardening of the points of impact is not all. You must also practise all the exercises which help to develop the wrist. Irrespective of various movements with spring-grip dumbells, rubber pulleys, rubber balls or even paper balls, the three following exercises can be advantageously practised.

First movement: The cubital or little finger edge of one fist supported on the radial or thumb edge of the other fist in opposition. One yields very slowly to the other's pushing until it comes up against the body. At that moment it pushes in its turn the other fist in the opposite direction.

Second movement: Complete and very strong rotation of the fist well contracted about the wrist in one direction and then in the other.

Third movement: Hardening of the hypothenar eminence or muscles occupying the medial side of the little finger, one against the other, as shown in the methods of training fingers and palm, but this time with the fists clenched.

With the joints of the first and second phalanges (or with that of the middle finger protruding) to the summit of the nose.

Or under the base of the nose on the upper lip.

Or on the windpipe.

With the hypothenar eminence or little finger edge on the tip of the nose.

On the lower jaw (or the temple, the forehead, the nape of the neck).

Atemi on the lumbar region or on the floating ribs or the solar plexus.

The figure shows some examples of atemi against rough house attacks with or without a knife.

Against a blow from above downwards, blockage from the outside with the forearm and atemi to the flank.

Or blockage from the front with the elbow to the solar plexus or the face.

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Responses

  • lalia
    Is pressing the neck behind the collar bone a self defense technique?
    4 years ago
  • asmara selassie
    Can you bite of a finger tip in self defence?
    8 months ago
  • roberta
    How to strengthen finger for finger strikes self defense?
    1 month ago

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