6 Best Targets to Strike on the Body if You're Attacked

A six foot two, 200-pound monster is coming straight at you with the intent of turning you into a grease spot. You've been practicing your best body weapons and you know how to strike with the hammer fist, elbow, and so on. But where do you hit him? (Oh, by the way, he's on drugs, so he won't feel much pain...and you are 5'5" tall and out of shape.) Where do you strike with the greatest likelihood that this guy will collapse in a heap on the floor? Pay close attention to these targets, mark them on your punching bag, and practice going after them.

1.  The Eyes

They can't fight you if they can't see you. A man can strengthen his muscles and seem invincible, but no one can strengthen their eyes. Your striking hand should have slightly bent fingers.  Then quickly jab them into the attacker's eyes. Personally, I aim for the nose with the idea that two fingers will hit one eye, and the other two will hit the other eye. This is not a lethal strike, but it will cause immediate, debilitating pain and could cause permanent eye damage or blindness.