This is an excerpt from the 6th Hit with Power Podcast covering our 6th pillar of Self Defense, Striking.

Striking for self defense is very different than striking for sport fighting. In self defense we use strikes that allow us to continue to use them to to defend ourselves. Hitting people hurts no matter how you strike, so be smart. Instead of a fist, use the heel of the hand. If you can get to the eye, using a dart, rigid or claw hand.  For the groin, kicks and knees are most effective. Below are photographs of these strikes and their targets. Practice these hand positions while listening to the podcast, and stay tuned for our upcoming self defense video series so that you can learn how to apply these strikes.