When faced with a situation where you have to defend yourself, you may not always have to use brawn a little brail can go a long way in a fight.
Where I come from since the lockdown started, cases of rape, phisical and sexual abuse have risen tremendously (not that it wasn’t already bad enough) so I thought I would talk about ways to defend yourself using a method I know a bit better than others with pressure points.
What are Pressure Points?
Firstly what are Pressure Points? Pressure Points are points in the body, where nerve endings are closer to the surface of the skin and thus when pressured or pressed they can soothe or cause pain giving them their name.
Pressure Points in the Body.
When In a situation where you have to fight someone to defend yourself then you could use fist and brawn if you have the strength and skill. But if like me You’re not one of the strong ones, there are places in the body that you can exploit to cause pain in the opponent and buy yourself sometime to get out of that place.
1. Paratiod lymph node: This pressure point is located just under your ear lobe near the jaw line. When struck on this point a person will feel extreme pain and let go of you if you are being held. The person may also feel a sense of dizziness, and this should give you enough time to get out of there.
2. Hand: In between all our fingers there are pressure Points but the most sensitive one is the one between your thumb and index finger. When this spot is pressed, it causes pain leaving time for you to do more things.
3. Brachial Plexus: This pressure Point is found under the shoulder and at the top of the chest. A strong hit in this area causes intense pain and numbness in the hand. It could even break the collar bone this leads to shock and paralysis of the hand.
Sciatic Nerve: This pressure point is found between the groin and the knee on the midline of the inner thigh. A good hit on this nerve will cause pain, dizziness and loss of control of the leg.
Other Vurneurable Areas
Eyes: Forget a poke to the eyes could cause temporary or permanent blindness giving you ample time to make a run for it. But as a warning this should only be used as a last resort.
Neck: A good blow to the Adam’s apple or it’s side will cause a lot of pain and loss of breath helping you decide your next move.
Jaw: A blow here would cause dizziness and pain in an opponent probably making him lose his grip on you.
Groin: This area contains many nerves and also the genitals and bladder. No matter the gender, a kick or blow here would certainly cause intense pain and dizziness and could end a fight once and for all.
Tibialis Anterior Muscle: This is a weak spot in a person. A good kick here could break the tibial bone and will no doubt cause pain. It could also cause immobility in the foot giving you time for fight or flight.
I hope this will help if you ever need it but best avoid a fight especially a bigger person better you talk it out, run away or bring the guy’s Mom or crush. I suggest the last option.