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When it comes to our loved ones; being confident in protecting them is essential to our peace of mind. In a previous article, we talked about the first basics of self-defense, prevention. The best way to be safe in a fight is to avoid it. If you are unable to prevent conflict, the self-defense tips enter. 

Useful Body Parts To Strike

When you’re in a confrontation with someone, you only have a few moments to decide how you are going to protect yourself. Before your attacker gains control of the situation, you must do everything you can to inflict enough damage that you can remain safe and escape. You also need to make sure you are conserving energy while attacking, so you can either continue the offensive or getaway. Here are some impactful body parts to aim for when it comes to striking your attacker. 

  • Eyes 
  • Nose
  • Ears
  • Neck
  • Knees
  • Groin
  • Legs

Not only are they the body parts that can cause a maximum amount of damage, but they also minimize any damage to your body while attacking. 


The eyes are not only an incredibly sensitive area, but they are necessary for perception and focus. When it comes to attacking somebody’s eyes, there are several methods you can use but not limited to gouging, poking, or scratching the attacker’s eyes with your knuckles or fingers.


If the attacker is standing in front of you, face them directly and use the heel of your palm to strike upwards at their nose. Throw the whole weight of your body into that move, to cause the most amount of pain. If the attacker is gripping you in any way, it is a great move to loosen their grip temporarily. 


The ears are a surprisingly sensitive area on the body. If you are looking to strike your opponent, hit their ears with a closed fist with as much force as possible. Much like striking the nose, the move will disorient and distract them for some amount of time. 

Knowing how to protect yourself and your loved ones is an essential part of taking care of your well-being. Keep an eye out for our next article, concluding are self-defense basics series.