So I ran across this video that was in my FB feed. Now, I don't know squat about striking pressure points or arteries or anything like that...all I know is that the result is kind of funny. What I don't know is if there is anything legit about this.
I just read the "Bubishi" (McCarthy Translation) and it describes that exact strike in the vital point section of the book. So, I can't answer if that is legit or not because I have no real experience to speak of about it. It is interesting to me because I just read about that. I too would like to know how legit that is... We'll have to wait and let the experienced give some insight on this.
Originally Posted by FinalLegion
Without seeing the video because I can't, damn iPhone, I imagine it is some chop to the neck, right?
Yup, brachial stun innit?
Originally Posted by battlefields
If do correct no can defend.
100% correct. A dangerous application of the technique though; a palm, back-hand or forearm is less likely to damage vertebrae.
Originally Posted by Fuzzy
^^^Same **** Different Day^^^
Okay, just understand that it can work, but doesn't work on everybody.
I have had a number of use-of-force instructors try it on me, only to discover it had no effect--and for some of them, it was the first time they'd had this (lack of) result. I am not particularly big or tough for the jobs I've had, and if it won't work on me, it definitely won't work on a number of other individuals.
Anyone who, for whatever reason, believes it necessary to use this (and I have, on rare occasions) be sure to have a plan "B" and "C" and so on, just in case magic-chop doesn't work.
Also, if chops aren't your thing, a short hook, elbow or straight (if you're side-on to the intended target) can hit the same target with the same or more authority.
Search function. This video has been covered before. Of course it is real.
Yes, any strike to that area of bones, arteries (carotid etc), and nerves (vagus etc) can cause syncope, knockouts, paralysis, and death for a number of reasons.
This is the reason neck strikes are illegal in boxing (i.e. rabbit punch).
This is also one of the reasons judo blood chokes are so effective (according to Vladimir Putin).
Immediate blood pressure dumps are a bitch and will take anyone off their feet and into la-la-land in a matter of seconds.
See this vid and many more here
"It is an honor to be choked out"
Originally Posted by W. Rabbit
But only by certain masters of the art.