# Self-Defense Pressure Points

Learn about self-defense pressure points in this Howcast video.

Okay so now we’re going to speak about pressure points in self defense scenarios.

Like first, I would like to clarify that there are a lot of pressure points Okay? The word pressure points suggests that you have to press it but not all of them you are going to press, you can hit something and you can actually rub those points, so it’s not only against pressure, Okay? That’s very important.

The second important thing that you need to know is that there are like, these things how to press some points and knock some out. In reality that’s probably not going to happen because you have to be very precise.

So what I’m going to do is I’m going to explain to you today, three points, three basic points where you can use them in self defense as targets by hitting them, by rubbing them or even pressing them, Okay? So, I’m going to face Mariposa, so the first pressure point that we are going to locate is very easy, when she flexes her arm, we see the line of flection, Okay?

We’re going to measure on the inside, three fingers, Okay, three fingers from the inside, and we’re going to do the fourth one, the pressure point, Okay? So again, three points and the fourth is going to be the pressure point. So, you are going to press and look at her face, that’s how she will react normally, Okay?

So again, you can use it, not only by pressing the point, just imagine that you’re going to grab me, this is a real situation, she’s threatening me, she’s pushing me away so what I’m going to do is I’m going to grab and I’m going to let it go, Okay? Again, press the point and let it go. I’m not only going to use by pressing, I can also use this by punching this part, very easy.

Imagine that she’s going to punch me, I redirect and at the same time I punch that spot, Okay? That’s very important that you know that not only can be pressed but it can be hit or even, what I was saying, it can be rubbed, you rub the point, Okay and it caused more pain, Okay? Very important, careful when you’re practicing with your partner, Okay?

So the second point that we’re going to see today is going to be located on the knee, Okay? We’re going to see the knee cap, we’re going to go from the inside, four fingers up and now we’re going to press to that side, Okay? Okay, that’s what we’re going to get, Okay? So again, the pressure has to come to this direction, very important, not down, not up, just this direction, Okay? Exactly, Okay? We can use this by kicking, put one foot in the front, like this, Okay, boom, kicking that, Okay? We, that is how or we can even use our knee, very useful, here boom, devastated Okay? That’s another pressure point.

And the third one, Okay? We’re going to go again to the leg but this time we’re going to go above the ankle, so what we’re going to do is we’re going to locate it and then we’re going to go four fingers up and then we’re going to use the fifth as a point, Okay, and we’re going to press. That’s exactly how we’re going to feel, Okay? So again, you can do the pressure, you can actually rub it, Okay and in this case, you can also kick that spot, Okay? It’s actually a good target to hit, Okay? Very important, you can hit this, Okay? You can hit this or you can hit this one, Okay? You can hit all of them, not only press them, Okay?

And that’s how you normally use pressure points in a real scenario.