Part 2: Advanced Knee Strikes

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Kelly Muir demonstrates the proper technique for using your knee as a weapon that can deal devastating strikes. When you are confronted by an attacker, and the distance is within two arms’ length, you will most likely be unable to use your elbows or hands to inflict pain. This is the perfect position to apply crippling knee strikes. Using your knee doesn’t require much distance. In fact, all you need is enough room to quickly and decisively raise your knee into their quadriceps or the inside of their leg. A knee strike can cause serious pain and/or make the attacker let go of you so you can either escape or give yourself room to draw your defensive weapon.

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