MORE HEADBUTT INFO
You are about to learn two variations of the
standard head butt. The side swing and the backward head butt. You will also
pick up a few tips and tricks. The side swing head butt
Keep your head and upper body stiff, lean forward from the waist and to
one side of your attacker.
Aim for the side of his nose or at least the face. Not the mouth, it's
full of teeth that cut.
Swing across side swiping his nose.
Contact using your forehead about two-inches or 50mm up from the outside
edge of your eye.
If your attacker is behind you, and maybe with
his arms around your upper body, use…
The backward head butt
First, bend your neck - tilt your head forward and down.
Don’t take aim, because you don't need to. His nose should be about
four-inches from the back of your head.
Swing your head back, hard and fast, into his face.
Remember… for this to work, your attacker must
have you in a bear hug, or at least be very close to you, so you can tell,
without looking, where to strike, and…
Again, clench your teeth and keep your mouth
shut. If something goes wrong and you take a hit to the mouth, you will cut your
lips and/or chip or break some of your teeth. If while doing the side swing head
butt, you take a hit on the side of your jaw, your jaw could easily break… so,
Important points to remember:
The head butt can be used on a sensitive area (the nose or jaw).
If it's carried out incorrectly, it will hurt you more than it will your
The face has delicate bones that tend to break if hit the right way.
Be careful not to hit a hard part (forehead or the top of his head).
Clench your teeth and keep your mouth closed.
You should use your whole body weight and bend at the middle of your back
Keep your eyes on your attacker.
The head butt techniques and the element of surprise must go together.
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