Not really "armed"

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    Not really "armed"

    While the hero in this video isn't really "armed", I guess he is. Smooth move which made the BG's attention in a big way.

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    Excellent!!!! A swift left hand chop to neck - administered very skillfully.

    Love it when good guys keep control.
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    Pimp is a funny word

    I laughed so hard the first time I saw this vid - the commentary is the best, IMHO.. "The cabby and the hooker rush to help the fallen pimp.." it just doesn't get any funnier than that.

    But maybe it's just me

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    That was Cool! It appears that Lee's stance would lead the Pimp to assume a strike from the right hand, then BAM! Lefty made him Loosey!!
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    Ahh yes...the Brachial Stun is a very effective "tool" to have in your bag o' tricks. I was taught this in the academy and have used it several times, all with good results.

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    Thumbs up That Pimp

    That pimp did a "Meet~The~Street" ~ just like a piano fell on his head.
    I really enjoyed seeing that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sink156
    Ahh yes...the Brachial Stun is a very effective "tool" to have in your bag o' tricks. I was taught this in the academy and have used it several times, all with good results.
    How much practice must you invest into this technique in order to make it effective? Is this the best way to apply it? How difficult is it to defend against it? It looks simple enought, but the experts always make the impossible look simple and easy.

    By the way, what is the exact target of that technique?
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    Quote Originally Posted by grnzbra
    How much practice must you invest into this technique in order to make it effective? Is this the best way to apply it? How difficult is it to defend against it? It looks simple enought, but the experts always make the impossible look simple and easy.

    By the way, what is the exact target of that technique?

    We learned it doing about 45 minutes of repetitive striking.
    You want to strike with a kinda roundhouse swing (get your hips into it) and make the contact point the heel of your hand not a fist.

    To find your intended target "feel" a line straight down from your ear to where your neck meets your torso, now go about half way back up.
    I think I just posted the longest-winded way to say "the middle of the side of your neck".
    Anyhow, there is a "bundle" of nerves there that all come together before entering your head. (That's how the instructors explained it anyway)
    It is supposed to jar or "paralyze" the nervous system for 3-5 seconds.
    In the academy I saw several small women use this strike on larger males and they just fell over sideways.

    One time I was trying to exit a night club while a huge brawl was taking place behind me. I had a friend and his pregnant wife with me and was attempting to remove them from the area. When this 6' 3" idiot got between us and the door and refused to move. Brachial stun applied, he dropped his beer bottle, got this far away look in his eyes, and just fell over sideways.

    I hope I explained this sufficently.

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    Effective and eloquent way to force a face plant...no doubt!

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    Aren't roundhouses kinda easy to block?
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    The pimp in the video did'nt block it.

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    After reviewing the video again I see that he used the backhand technique. The target is the same but you strike with the edge of your hand.

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    The video looked more like a backfist (or "karate chop" - I used to know what a strike with the blade edge of the hand was called but that was many brain cells ago) with the left hand. Is it as easy to deliver as it looks or was the pimp really just a little too overconfidant? The commentary indicated that the guy who delivered the strike was some kind of expert.

    Perhaps I'm missunderstanding "roundhouse". I would have thought a roundhouse would have been delivered with the right hand/arm in that situation.

    Sorry, I guess we were typing at the same time. Thanks. I'll try practicing it a few times.
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    Well I'm no expert and I've used it about 8 times all with good results. The only time it did'nt work as it was supposed to was when a guy turned his head towards me at the last minute. All that did for him was get him hit in the throat which ended the fight anyway.

    BTW, this technique is NOT the be-all-end-all, it's just one more technique to have in your bag o' tricks.

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    Thanks, but my bag of tricks is rather limited, so any addition is a huge improvement. The things I do have, I've never see done for real, so I don't have much confidence in them. This we just saw for real and I like the results.
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