FOREARM MOUND. 38.
Just beyond the elbow is an area which, on most people, is very sensitive to pain. If you extend your arm you can see the top of the mound, which is the target area. Using a hand blow onto the forearm mound, it is not necessary to hit with precision. A blow aimed at the mound will refer force into the sensitive area. If you press your thumb into your own arm at this point you will discover how little pressure is needed to effect pain.
t Equal adversary: A moderate blow causes pain. A forceful blow causes considerable pain and can numb the
+ Against a smaller person: A moderate blow causes con- siderable pain and possible numbness. A forceful blow can numb and partially incapacitate the arm for from a
few minutes to as much as an hour.
+ Against a larger assailant: A moderate blow causes slight pain and distraction. A forceful blow causes considerable pain and can numb the arm briefly.
The most effective blow is the open-hand slash.
An open-hand slash is used to hit the forearm mound.
Striking at the wrist is principally used as a deflecting action. Although a smaller person cannot easily block a larger assailant’s arm, hitting the wrist with a sharp,
slashing blow can deflect a reaching or grabbing attempt.
+ Equal adversary: Deflection.
+ Against a smaller person: A heavy blow could cause bone injury.
+ Against a larger assailant: Deflection.
40,41. The forearm mound and the wrist can also be target areas from the rear.
BACK OF UPPER ARM . 42.
At the back of the arm, midway between the elbow and
shoulder, is a sensitive area.
+ Equal adversary: A moderate blow has little effect. A forceful blow causes pain and possible numbness.
t Against a smaller person: A moderate blow causes pain and could numb the arm. A forceful blow causes con- siderable pain and could cause muscle spasm.
+ Against a larger adversary. A heavy blow would cause some pain, but this is not a particularly good target for a smaller person against a larger assailant.