I will try to share some of what i've learned for your survival itinerary.
The Human Body - Yours and your attacker's
Airway, Breathing and Circulation, the vitals to any living Human Being.
Most combat lies within the mind as you are fighting yourself for control of your own body in a tense situation.
An adrenalin dump can include tight breathing, rapid heart beating, queasy stomach, dry mouth and stiff limbs.
Known as autogenic breathing.
Breath in through the nose for a 3 count,
hold for 3 count then breath out through the mouth for 3 counts
Studies have found that if a person was to do these on a 3-cycle count it decreases ones heart rate up to 30% for up to 40 seconds.
Your brain and it's chemistry, your quick-judgment will be impaired
Your auditory and visual systems, i.e tunnel vision, blurred sounds
Heart rate and Motor skills.
How to lessen the effects of Fear;
Anger/emotion to switch your mindset into a killer instinct, remember brain chemistry.
Thoughts mixed with emotion become a magnetic force, which attracts similar thoughts.
Throat - A strong enough force to this region can inflict serious internal damage and constriction which can cause the airway to block and your
attacker to asphyxiate. This region hosts the cororoid artery.
The neck is unusually vulnerable as there is little muscle to pad the impact of force.
Eyes - Sand or any other irritant would do just fine to incapacitate someone for just the amount of time needed for escape. Or gouge your hands into
this region in a short range attack.
The visual system in the brain is too slow to process information if the images are slipping across the retina at more than a
few degrees per second, for humans to be able to see while moving, the brain must compensate for the motion of the head by turning the eyes. It is
more difficult to visually estimate speed in low light conditions or while moving
Nose - Mostly consists of cartilage, weak point at the bridge could be target for bloody distraction.
Solar Plexus - This group of nerves can cause a muscle spasm of the diaphragm causing the attacker to "catch his breath"
Other damage includes the ribs at the base of the sternum and possible diaphragmal tearing
Groin/Ribs - This is where you could damage the Zyphoid process and the potential for fractures and punctures exists.
Knees/Feet/Fingers - A sideways strike to the kneejoint is dangerous.
Twist a foot the wrong way and it breaks, same with fingers.
It is a necessity that you strike before your attacker.
This is where timing becomes one of the most important things.
While physical force plays a role, as well as where you strike,
it's WHEN you strike that you will find the greatest of advantages.
The moment your attacker prepares him/herself to strike is always the moment of your attack.
There is no defence against it.
Long - Where you would like to be most of the time,
this is just beyond your kick and where you watch and wait for your attacker to prepare.
Medium - This is where you need to ready to time your strike with either a punch or kick then either move into a short range attack or back out into
long range defence.
Short - You should be mercilessly pummelling your attacker with jabs this close to the middle portion of the stomach or quick jabs to the
throat/facial area. One clean shot to the inner thigh can create an imbalance for your attacker rendering them essentially inoperable.
You want to spend the least amount of time possible in short range, never more then a few seconds.
Avoidance of conflict is key.
Maintain Audio/Visual contact on your surroundings as well as distancing yourself from other humans.
Don't reply to this thread, but please feel free to add defence tips, no weapons.
edit on 1-4-2013 by yourmaker because: (no reason