Look, I don’t consider myself a “tough guy.”
But I’ve been studying martial arts and combatives since I was 14 (I’m now 52).
And… well… let’s just say that I’ve been in my share of fights along the way – whether in my security work… dealing with local gangs in the seedier parts of New Mexico… or just defending myself from a big galoot in a bar.
And when I wasn’t able to talk my way out of a fight…
…there was one move that has ALWAYS worked for me… and ironically it was intended for WOMEN!
Yup, that’s right… in all the times I’ve had to go hands-on with some gorilla who wanted to take my head of, this one “woman’s” fight move has NEVER failed me.
That’s why I want to share with you. . .
My #1, Go-To, NEVER FAIL Fight Move!
Now, I don’t want you to get the wrong idea.
I didn’t invent this fight move.
In fact, it goes all the way back to World War II…
You see, W.E. Fairbairn, one of the LEGENDS of World War II combatives, described it in his books.
He called it the “chin jab” – but it really isn’t a jab at all.
It’s really a “palm heel strike” that goes up under the chin (and if you want, you can rake your fingers back down the guy’s face – but that’s not how I use it. More on that below…).
Here’s why Fairbairn found this move so effective for close-combat “trench fighting”…
For one, it comes up from UNDER the eye line, so your attacker won’t see it coming like they would a regular “punch”.
But then it jolts the skull back, putting the bad guy off balance and letting you follow up as needed.
(Where the head goes, the body goes, you know?)
It even has the power to (scientifically) knock a guy out with just this one single blow.
And while this one move works pretty well “one-handed” for a strong guy, like the soldiers he designed it for, Fairbairn knew that it would be a lot harder for a woman – somebody who is usually smaller and physically weaker than her attacker – to use.
For a woman to SNAP a guy’s head back requires more strength than she’d probably have with one hand alone.
So Fairbairn taught a modified chin jab that is done with BOTH hands.
He even showed a variation of the technique on the cover of his book, Hands Off! Self-Defense For Women.
On the cover of the book, …a woman uses an umbrella for leverage.
It’s a beautiful move – especially because it was the favorite of one of the world’s foremost authorities on vicious, efficient, life-or-death combat.
That’s why I use it, too – because if it’s good for a woman, it’s even better for me!
In a fight, I’m looking to win (FAST!) against ANY attacker – no matter how much bigger and stronger he is.
So for me, I don’t limit myself to using just one hand to (hopefully) make contact and get my attacker back on his heels… when I can use TWO hands to absolutely take his head off!
That’s why Fairbairn taught it for smaller people to take on larger people (women fighting off men) and even included versions for women to use pressure points under the chin to get some dirty old bastard to keep his groping hands to himself! hahahaha
It’s also why, to this day, this one move has NEVER failed me whenever I’ve used it in a fight – even against guys who towered over me!
In fact, in my “Defeat Larger Attackers” DVD, I even show how to use this technique when you’re getting absolutely destroyed by your attacker (actually even multiple attackers) and turn the odds back in your favor.
(If you don’t have a copy of my “Defeat Larger Attackers” DVD, I consider it an absolute must-have… so much so that I send it out for free to anyone who’s serious about protecting themselves “unarmed” against a bigger, stronger attacker. You just have to tell me where to send the free DVD and my team will get it out to you right away.)
Look… just because some guy is bigger and stronger than you doesn’t mean you can’t beat him!
Fairbairn knew that well… and developed some of the most brutal techniques in the world for life-or-death combat.
All it takes are a few of these moves in your hand-to-hand arsenal and you’ll be amazed at how much confidence it gives you, knowing that you can physically “own” any man stupid enough to get in your face!