For a blow to the body:
Tighten your stomach muscles to protect your inner organs.
Do not suck in your stomach.
Try to absorb the impact.
Turn your body slightly to the side, to take the hit in your obliques. See picture.
A blow to the oblique might break a rib, but that is better compared to the damage that taking a punch straight on would cause.
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A blow to the head:
Move towards the blow, not away from it. If punched when moving backwards, you take the full force of the hit. This can cause the brain moving suddenly within the skull which can cause severe injury or death.
Clench your jaw and tighten your neck muscles.
A blow is best taken in the forehead.
Try to avoid the nose, as it is one of the worse places in the face to take the punch.
Try to deflect the blow by blocking with your arm.
Definitions that may come in handy:
Uppercut: a swinging blow directed upward, as to an adversary's chin.
Roundhouse Punch: a punch to the head made by swinging the arm in an arc rather than by a jabbing punch. Hook (right or left): a punch in boxing. It is performed by turning the core muscles and back, thereby swinging the arm, which is bent at an angle near or at 90 degrees, in a horizontal arc into the opponent. A hook is usually aimed at the chin, but it can also be used for body shots, especially to the liver.
That concludes the first survival guide writer's research post on SOI. As always feedback is appreciated. If there is more you would like to see or a particular research topic, let me know in the comments. Have a wonderful weekend (is it too soon to wish that on Thursday?) Ah well.
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