IntroTechniques may be used for either defense or for offensive, or for both. For example, a hard, powerful forearm block against a punch may incapacitate the punching arm; thus, the block may also be considered an attack.
Use of techniques may include
- Using releases (from grabs, locks, chokes, strangles, or hold downs).
- Appling come-a-longs (forcing a person to go where you wish).
- Blocks using the head, shoulders, elbows, hands, hips, knee, feet, or the body itself.
- Attacks using the head, shoulders, elbows, hands, hips, knee, feet, or the body itself.
- Appling pressure to pressure points.
- Appling chokes (to the windpipe) and strangles (to the cardioid arteries).
- Appling hold-downs (pinning a person down in a way that they cannot harm you).
- Appling joint locks ( to the neck, shoulders, elbows. wrists, fingers, hips, knees, ankles, toes).
- Using flesh tearing with fingers (using clawing, eye gouges, etc.).
- Using mutilation (ripping body parts, such as ears, nose, and genitals).
- Using maiming (bone breaking).
- Using single techniques.
- Using multiple techniques.
- Using edged weapons (knife, razor, etc.).
- Using thrown weapons (objects, knives, etc.).
- Using launch weapons (slingshot, bow and arrow, etc.).
- Using bludgeoning weapons (bat, stick, etc.).
- Using firearms (pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, etc.).
Techniques may be used to
- Block or avoid an attack.
- Obtain a release from an attack.
- Gain compliance.
- Prevent pain, injury, or death.
- Cause pain, injury, or death.
Techniques may be used
- From a standing position.
- From a seated position.
- From a kneeling position.
- From a prone position.
- From a ground position.
- From a stationary position.
- While moving around to escape.