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

2.  The Nose

Hitting the nose with a palm heel strike or hammer fist is not lethal (unless, of course, you knock him out and his head hits the cement and he dies -- in that case, any strike to the head that causes a knockout could be lethal). There is a myth that hitting the nose will "drive the nose bone into the brain," however, there is no nose bone; it is only cartilage. But damaging the nose causes searing pain and even temporary blindness for a few seconds. Use those seconds to either run like crazy or follow up with more strikes until the threat is gone.