Spear Finger

Spear Finger Strike or Reinforced Finger Poke

This page provides details on how to do a Spear Finger Strike. This technique is also known as Reinforced Finger Poke, Saber Hand Strike, etc. This technique uses a two finger poke.

This strike is used during self-defense situations in order to target small vital points such as the suprasternal notch/jugular notch (the soft hole/notch below your Adam’s Apple and above your sternum and between the two collarbones).

A prime example of using the two finger strike to the jugular notch would be in defense against a frontal choke by an opponent. Putting the first two fingers into the jugular notch pushes on the unprotected portion of the trachea. This induces temporary choking and a reasonably high level of discomfort causing the attacker to lose concentration and strength on their choking attack.

For information on other punches & strikes, visit Black Belt Wiki’s main Punches & Strikes page.

Image of Jugular Notch

Image via Wikimedia Commons

References

  1. Wikipedia, Suprasternal Notch, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suprasternal_notch, Added – 05/12/14

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