Why Kung-Fu Self-Defense Techniques Come So Naturally

If you are considering taking a martial arts class to learn self-defense techniques, this is a great idea. In today’s increasingly violent world, it is important to know how to protect yourself. One of the most popular and effective ways to protect yourself is through the practice of Kung Fu.

Even if you have never stepped into a Kung Fu studio, chances are you know more about the discipline than you might think. In fact, many of the most basic self-defense moves have their roots in Kung Fu. That’s just one of the many ways you can be sure that if you want to learn how to defend yourself, there is no better way to do that than by practicing the art of Kung Fu.

So, what are the go-to Kung Fu moves that police and other self-defense experts use? Read on to learn about the four most popular ones. Chances are, you have heard of them or seen them in action yourself!

Melon Eye-Gouge. Ever picked up a melon in the grocery aisle to check for ripeness? Then you have the basics moves down to stick your thumbs in a would-be attacker’s eyes.
Push-Up Chest Strike. Push-ups are a great training ground for a chest strike. And when put into action with the melon eye-gouge above, you pack a one-two punch. If an attacker grabs you by the front of your shirt, use the eye-gouge technique. That will cause your attacker to grab his face while you do a push-up on his chest. The strength of your push-up blow will knock that attacker several feet while you run to safety.

Seat Belt Elbow. You know how you reach across your body to grab your seat belt. That’s the same as throwing a right elbow. The key is to do it as quickly as possible. The faster you throw an elbow, the more force that blow will pack. Want to train your left elbow? Mimic the seat belt fastening move you make when you are riding in the passenger seat.
Stair-Climb Groin Kick. Simply lifting your left as you would to climb a set of stairs and then knee your would-be attacker in the groin.

You may be surprised how ingrained these movements already are in your mind and your muscles. But it really shouldn’t come as any surprise at all since you do most of these actions on a regular basis without even noticing. Who knew they could help protect yourself, as well?

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