The neck is vulnerable — plain and simple. Compared to the rest of the human body, it is remarkably weak in its structure -- and yet it houses some of the body's most vital pathways for circulation and respiration, not to mention outright support of the skull. Therefore, neck attacks emerge as a no-brainer for incorporation into self-defense moves. Scott Bolan, a specialist in mind/body conditioning for execution of self-defense moves, says, "One solid smash to the throat will cut off a person's air supply, essentially cutting off the power supply to the house. You can survive for only a few minutes without oxygen -- once you don't have air coming in, nothing else matters."
NECK ATTACKS VIDEO Scott Bolan Explains How Self-Defense Moves Using the Centerline Can Get You Out of a ChokeConsider a scenario in which an attacker chokes you from the front with both hands, Scott Bolan suggests. "Along the centerline is where human beings are the weakest," he says. "You turn your body so he doesn't have access to your centerline. While turning, you hit his arms with your arm, which is flexed so it's closed to your centerline to break his hold." When countering such neck attacks, Scott Bolan says, the next step would be to fight back. One of the self-defense moves he demonstrates is wrapping one arm around the opponent's neck and forcing him back to break his balance.
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