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    In regards to head-butting. . .

    Just wondering how effective/safe/stupid an attack head-butting actually is. My Krav instructor says that head-butts are a good idea but people I've talked to from other systems say they don't use them.

    Anyone have any thoughts or experiences to share?

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    Personally, Ive always found headbutts useful and so few people actually to see them coming.

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    There are some other benefits to training for headbutts. Doing things like the bag-work exercises in the video, you can do similar work with medicine balls tossed by a partner or straight up yourself. Obviously the neckwork is crucial.

    Even defensively, these exercises can help in getting you used to impacts on the head which are inevitable in sparring and rolling. Also, if slipping a punch boxing-style (rather than blocks or peekaboo covering-up) is your thing--I prefer it, because it makes for a more direct shootin for a throw--you can more easily ignore the shots that glance off the top of your head as you go in for the clinch.

    The best use of the headbutt is the top or top/front of the skull, where the fontanel has healed over, because the spine is best lined up to absorb shocks. When you're in range, duck down just enough, then shoot the top of your head up and forward at a 45-degree angle into their jaw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vieux Normand
    The best use of the headbutt is the top or top/front of the skull, where the fontanel has healed over, because the spine is best lined up to absorb shocks. When you're in range, duck down just enough, then shoot the top of your head up and forward at a 45-degree angle into their jaw.
    I've always been an advocate of the forehead to bridge of the nose method myself. But then again its natural to me because im taller than most

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    My friend went to headbutt a guy who leaned back and away...now, my friend won the fight (the guy's mouth was a bloody mess, but this happened:



    ...and my friend is lucky that guy didn't have any diseases.

    Also, I've witnessed the head-jaw KO a guy, but it seems to work better for shorter people AFAIK.

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