This self-defense trick was a complete “game-changer” for me…
I mean, probably like you, I’d always thought that aiming for the eyes, nose, throat and groin were “primary targets” to strike when forced to fight to defend yourself, right?
Well, these are certainly good targets… but when the guy I’m defending against is twice your size and ready to rip your head off, you can’t always count on your hand-to-hand skills being able to bring him to his knees – even with a solid kick to the nut sack!
In fact, I’m not looking to test my fancy martial arts skills anyway, which is why I carry a gun as part of my “everyday carry” load-out in case my family and I are ambushed in an attack.
And let me be very clear here – even if you DON’T Carry a gun like I do…
When You’re Facing A Bigger, Stronger Attacker, Getting To A Weapon – ANY Weapon – Could Mean The Difference Between Life Or Death…
Look, I’m dead serious about this…
There are too many self-defense gurus out there who are telling people that “size doesn’t matter” in a real streetfight.
But I think you and I both know that this is complete hogwash!
You don’t have to be a brainiac to realize that trying to punch away at layers of muscle on the chest of a 6’4″, 300lb prison felon is only going to land you a one-way trip to the morgue.
That’s why your first order of business – as soon as you get the chance – is to gain enough space to quickly get to a weapon of some kind.
And frankly, it doesn’t even have to be a gun or a knife you use.
In fact, too many “gun guys & gals” are far too dependent on thinking their firearm is going to save the day if they’re ever attacked.
The bottom line is this…
…When You’re Ambushed, The Only Weapon You May Be Able To Get To Is The One That’s ALREADY In Your Hand!
Look, I love my guns just as much as the next Warrior…
But I also know that I may have to fight to my gun just to get it into the fight, right?
And besides, there are places – like planes, airports, courthouses, federal buildings, and other “non-permissive environments” where weapons simply aren’t even allowed.
That’s why – besides my handgun – I carry several different types of “improvised weapons” on me at all times.
My 4Runner keys… my flashlight… and a padlock are just a few examples.
But two of my favorites are a simple credit card and my “non-tactical” tactical pen.
A credit card can easily be sharpened on one side to be almost razor thin!
But for me, a pen is ideal because it’s the one item you can carry in your hands absolutely anywhere and no one will think twice that you’re “armed”.
(BTW… I highly suggest you stay away from most of the commercial tactical pens on the market. They may look “tacti-cool”, but they actually DON’T work well for real-world self-defense! I did a whole podcast on this topic and I personally like the “Super Stealth” pen from DFTC.)
Now, just as with ANY weapon, it’s only as powerful as the Warrior who wields it, right?
So let me share with you how…
This One “Dirty Trick” Completely Changed How I Think About Targeting The Human Body In A Real Attack…
Ok, this really blew me away when I first heard this from a CIA operative at an “improvised weapons” class I took some years ago…
You see, not every strike has to knock an attacker out… but every strike absolutely MUST move you forward to winning the fight!
That’s why these ops guys were taught to aim for the forehead – sometimes even as a primary target – when attacked!
Now, I have to admit that I thought this was pretty crazy when I heard it… but it makes total sense when you think about it…
Your brain hogs up a full 20% of all the blood pumped from your heart throughout your body.
And according to Troy Madsen, MD, an emergency physician at the University of Utah Hospital, “… because of its extensive blood supply, even small lacerations to the head can lead to very large amounts of bleeding.”
When you’re able to cut someone across the forehead – either with a knife, a pen, or even a credit card in your hand – they will bleed profusely from their cut!
This works great in a fight because the blood will quickly run down their face and into their eyes – stinging and blinding them.
Plus, the sight of all that blood can be a real shocker to them and disrupt their aggressive mind-set as their instinctual sense of self-preservation will force them into “fight or flight mode”.
Whether they choose to stop their attack and seek medical attention… or continue their fight… you’ve created a mental “break state” that gives you time to plan your next strike or get to your weapon as they’re distracted and wiping blood out of their eyes.
Yeah, I know it sounds gruesome – and it is – but in a real attack, there’s no such thing as a “fair fight”, right?
Practice targeting the forehead in your self-defense training – especially using some sort of improvised weapon – and you’ll instantly add one more survival tool to your arsenal!