Adapted from Vital Point Strikes by Sang H. Kim
There are 3 fundamental ways of knocking out an opponent:
- Deliver a shock to the brain (example: strike the jaw or temple)
- Choke off the blood flow to the brain (example: constrict the carotid artery)
- Restrict breathing, limiting oxygen to the brain (example: constrict the windpipe)
However, there are also lesser known methods of bringing about unconscious or disorientation, including striking the vulnerable plexus areas on the trunk of the body. The 5 knockout techniques described in this article target vital points on the body, including the sternum, back, jaw, carotid artery and brachial plexus.
(The damage that can result from targeting these areas can be significant - use caution and control when practicing on a partner and only use the techniques discussed here when warranted in a self-defense situation.)Read More