WARNING: You should never use what I teach unless you’re in a life or death situation! If you had a gun, would you pull the trigger? Actually, don’t ever use what I teach…you will kill someone!
In this episode of “Ask Coach David” I show a vagus nerve strike using a bat as the tool. You can always substitute a bat with a club, tree branch, tire iron, etc… A bat is just a tool extender, which means you can reach a vital target on your about from a further distance. I am also demonstrating that I don’t always practice my B.E.T. “Target Based” Self Defense System (see at HowToSurviveAViolentAttack.com) right in front of somebody or the practice device I am using such as a heavy bag or body opponent bag (BOB). I also try to imagine different scenarios. One of the scenarios in this video is that I am imagining an attacker trying to kill a loved one and I come up from behind. I am not going to let my presence known, I am just going to swing the bat into the vagus nerve of the attacker in order to cause incapacitation, unconsciousness or death. If I get any of these results from my strike, then I can consider the attacker neutralized and can strike a second attacker, if necessary or leave the scene.
What is the vagus nerve? “The vagus nerve is a cranial nerve that also effects heart rate and blood pressure. When the Vagus nerve is struck it creates avaso-vagal reaction causing an immediate change in the central nervous system and a person will immediately have syncope which is a fancy word for passing out.”
Remember, you would only use my system if you had no other choice to survive the encounter/attack. My system is violence! You will need to be more violent than your attacker. Your attacker is not going to try and “fight” you, they are trying to kill you. Are you going to let that happen?
As I always say “When you’re in a fight for your life, you had better know how to win!” Coach David Alexander