Ear Slap as takedown defence
I read on the internet that wrestlers are used to being hit on the top of the head when they're doing a takedown. So this makes the hammer fist useless, doesn't it? When someone's executing a takedown, usually the top of his head and his ears are exposed, right? So the ear slap would be available as a move, right?
I heard an ear slap can rupture the eardrums and cause instant disorientation and loss of balance.
However, I'm not sure how useful this would be as a takedown defense.
Surely the wrestler doesn't need a sense of balance to take you down once he has grabbed one or both of your legs?