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The 4 most effective spots on the body to hit in a fight

The 4 most effective spots on the body to hit in a fight
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This article is part of an ongoing effort by MixedMartialArts.com to understand what really works. The focus is not on what happens in the arena, but rather, what happens on the street. If you enjoyed it, check out more stories on:
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There are not many people who leave the house during the day or at night intending to get into a street fight. Those that do are few and far between, as the average Joe has no intention of getting into a physical altercation…EVER.

Even rarer are the life-threatening or life-changing situations where a person may have to defend themselves because their life is quite literally at risk. An attacker may have a weapon, may have set a trap, and may attack without warning. There may even be multiple attackers.

These are situations where a fight is inevitable. These are situations that require you to know how to defend yourself effectively. Contrary to popular belief, headhunting and trying to score a quick knock out IS NOT ALWAYS THE ANSWER.

Neither www.mixedmartialarts.com nor the author promote street fighting or physical acts of violence in any form or fashion. However. there are those occasions that arise which require you defend yourself, and if that is not possible, grave danger results

Enter Shane Fazen from FighTIPS. In the video below, Shane answers a fan’s questions in regard to the best body shots to throw in a fight. The body shot is probably one of the most underrated and underutilized tools in a fighter’s arsenal.

The body shot has the ability to cause non-lethal, fight-ending damage, and allow you to effectively remove yourself from harm’s way. So check out the video below and learn just what places to target when you throw body shots.

Jacob C. Stevens is a lifelong athlete and cerebral martial arts enthusiast who is also skilled in the art of linguistic manipulation. His published work, Afterthoughts and Handgrenades, can be found here…

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