Thing about the head butt is to drive your forehead into the nose area.
You do not want to head but forehead to forehead, because their forehead is also thick.
Plus if the opponent turns his face down to your incoming headbutt, you can suffer damage as a result of contacting the thicker bone of his skull.
It is strictly for forehead to face striking and should be done at very close range and very quickly so that the opponent does not see it coming, or after a previous technique that has distracted the opponent from your next possible strike.
Do you really want to do that with the part of your anatomy that you Think with?
Let’s treat him seriously.
He’s a professional. Why I bet he’d last about 1.5 seconds longer with a professional MMA fighter than I would.
When I saw the movie “Gangs of New York” I saw a style of fighting that nobody dares to talk about, like cutting a hamstring muscle.
Fast and repetitive blows of any kind are better than thinking about what you are going to do.
A thumb to the eye does more damage than a fist, and almost everyone will let go and protect their eyes. A great thing for women to remember.
Hard parts to soft or crunchy parts is an age old fighting technique. Yes, a head butt to the face or the side of the head does far more damage to the receiver than the giver.
A throat punch well delivered will incapacitate anyone and may kill them without medical care after.
The nose, eyes, and throat are not protected by muscle or fat, where getting to a strong fat man’s other vitals can be very tough. I think many women overestimate the groin kick, as its easy to miss the mark, and its just painful, not necessarily debilitating.
All street fighting techniques do serious damage, which is why they are banned from boxing, wrestling, etc.
I have been in several self-defense scenarios and than the head butt the best is a slap rather than a punch (to the head only, won’t do much on ribs). You run a 50/50 shot of breaking a bone in your hand whereas a slap not only lowers that risk it also provides you an easy transition into a knife hand block or grabbing move. Also, a well delivered slap will water eyes so quick it makes your head spin.
Also, never kick above the waist, you open yourself up for a wide range of attacks.
That Glock trumps everything.
As an aside, Paul Vunak’s martial arts background is centered around Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kun Do, which is a very infighting oriented, energy conserving style much like Ed Parker’s American Kenpo.
It was very different from Lee’s movie screen martial arts which was very flashy and showy, visually more interesting.
Master Parker did a movie with Hapkido Master Bong Soo Han, called “Kill the Golden Goose”, which was terribly hard to film, because most of the action takes place in the small area between two opponents. Almost too fast to see at normal speed.
So, it was true to life, a movie for martial artists instead of for martial arts movies fans.
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