Video 1 — The Headbut
PROPER TARGET AREA — Targeting the proper area on an aggressor will result in an immediate knockout, cause his eyes to swell shut, make breathing through the nose or mouth impossible and leave a would-be attacker a bloody mess. Not knowing where to attack or targeting the wrong area will do nothing more than make him angry and possibly hurt yourself.
PROPER STRIKING SURFACE — Many people claim that the headbutt will cause you as much damage as your opponent. True, you can injure yourself by using the headbutt, but only if you don’t understand the proper surface of your head to strike with!
PROPER BODY MECHANICS — Without proper delivery, no strike will have the complete power that can be achieved. Proper body mechanics with the headbutt are especially important because improper delivery will often result in damage to yourself.
SETTING UP THE HEADBUTT — There are numerous ways to use your hands and arms to set up a headbutt, which will allow you to find and hit your target even when your vision is impaired by combat stress, extreme close-quarters or darkness, not to mention that having your hands on your opponent before and during the execution of the headbutt will prepare you to deliver follow-up attacks. All of these concepts are clearly explained and demonstrated in this section.
HEADBUTT DEFENSE — It is much easier to defend against a headbutt and even damage your attacker in the process than you think — if you know how!
BUMPING — A “true” headbutt is a devastating, fight-ending blow. Unfortunately, not every situation will allow for a proper headbutt, which is where bumping comes into play. For the brutality of extremely close-quarters fighting, different body mechanics, striking surfaces and target areas are required, which will allow you to create fear- and panic-inducing cuts that will obstruct an aggressor’s vision and, when coupled with the information in the video on tearing skin and flesh, will allow you to produce extremely large cuts and very heavy bleeding on anyone foolish enough to attempt to close the distance with you.