Self-defense is very important as crime rates increase and we head towards a SHTF scenario. Being able to protect yourself and fight back is a useful advantage to have. And to help us out with this, these guys show us some military techniques, maneuvers, and takedowns that are very simple to learn.
Using these, we could all be very formidable opponents in hand-to-hand combat. So, take a look at this guide to some military takedowns you can use from the folks at Survival Frog Blog.
The elbow is one of the hardest and sharpest points on your body.
Combine that with some momentum directed at a vulnerable target, and you have a potentially devastating way to knock out an attacker.
The Marine Corps lists the throat as an ideal target for punches and uppercuts if you find yourself in a close-quarters fight.
The reason is that even a modest punch to the throat is going to put your attacker in immense pain and throw them off balance.
This gives you time to escape or follow-up with another move.
Escape a Bear Hug
The techniques on this list have focused on face-to-face combat, but the bear hug escape is a very useful move to know if you’re ever attacked from behind.
Here’s a video with an Army Ranger demonstrating how to combine some of the techniques on this list for effective self-defense.
Seeing these maneuvers in action, it's no surprise how they could be useful to anybody. Just the thought of being hit by one of these makes my body sore.
So, start practicing some of these techniques, and before you know it, you'll be in perfect shape to be a proper threat when defending yourself. To learn more military takedowns and other helpful SHTF tips, head over to Survival Frog Blog.
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