Pressure points attacks in the real self-defense
So, the first point to be demonstrated relates to areas against the midline: the eyes, underneath the jawline, the throat, the sternum, the solar plexus, and under the rib cage. This, as masters demonstrate, is the region of close distance as it represents the opponent's midline. As they demonstrate with a straight elbow counter to the solar plexus, these areas are accessible for attack, such as a knife hand attack to under the rib cage, or a throat strike. More distant areas of attack can be the shoulders, just medial to the coracoid bone. Many nerves and major muscles of the chest and bicep muscle attach to that point of the shoulder, and it isn't covered with bone. Rather, the bony protrusion of the coracoid bone can be used to cut into these muscles and nerves, making it a very effective pressure point.
Masters also demonstrate the different ways to attack directly and indirectly. The body's skeletal system and movement can be used to access pressure points for attack directly. For example, when countering a charging opponent, masters demonstrate a straight elbow counter to the opponent’s solar plexus, or to the shoulder pressure points. From behind, while in a rear naked choke position, some masters demonstrate pulling the jaw of the opponent to the side, to expose the neck for pressure point strikes.
Indirect attacks to these points relate to engagements surrounding grappling. In a demonstration, the opponent is engaged in grappling, and pulling wrist and arm control to your outside leg, across his body, you can open attack points such as below the rib cage. Also, when parrying a punch, after controlling the arm, you can attack the shoulder pressure point. When already engaged in grappling, when in rear control, you can control the opponent’s head to open pressure points on the neck and eyes.The points on the thumb, knuckles, and finger tips are vital to these attacks. When striking, do not spread your fingers or bend the wrist. This is because you can easily break these appendages against your opponent if not reinforced. You must reinforce the fingers and knuckles and compress them before initiating a piercing strike or grab.
You can utilize these attacks in combination with other attacking strikes or counters. As masters demonstrate, after countering with a straight elbow to the solar plexus and closing distance, you can, in combination, attack the pressure point below the rib cage with the rear arm. Also, after parrying a punch and delivering a cross elbow to the shoulder, the hand strike can be brought down to pressure points on the neck. There are endless possibilities and combinations once you understand where the points are and what the distance of engagement is. Practice well and don't hurt yourself! Also, never hurt too much your opponents and don't try to disable or kill them! Remember the lawful self-defense!