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From theIntegrated Close Combat Forum
2. The Knee-Strike
The Knee strike is the “big brother” of the elbow.
There are two main delivery options:-
1] DEFESIVE KEE STRIKES.
These can be delivered DIRECT (with FRONT, or, REAR LEG), RISING, or, CIRCULAR.
[John Brawn shows a powerful Kneestrike] [Den showing Offensive Kneestrike in RSA]
2] OFFESIVE KEE STRIKES.
These are usually DIRECT, done moving in to the targetfrom out-of-range. May be an intervention technique, in a third-party situation. Can be used if your arms are occupied (with firearms etc).
TARGETS1] Lower body.
Thigh (especially nerve motor points COMMON PERONEAL andFEMORAL), TESTICLES, BLADDER, PUBIC BONE. We don’t really worry about precisetargeting here, we just blast his support platform. We are often unsighted in close-contact.Anywhere is viable, except his own kneecap.This is our main target. We are trying for three effects here:-
, to disrupt his attack focus. However, drugs/drink/adrenaline can reduce the effects of pain, so we have:-
b] Motor dysfunction.
By attacking on, or, near a nerve motor point we interrupt the electro-chemical processes of nerve/ muscle interaction, and stop the limb working.
Allied to this is
, a major loss of balance, robbing him of striking power and possibly dropping him to the deck.