Self-Defense Workout: Fingers into the Eyes - part of the women's fitness video series by GeoBeats.
Let's take a look at a very effective movement for self defense and that is fingers into the eyes. If you have ever got even a speck of dust into your eyeball, you will know how annoying it can be. It is difficult to see. So just imagine if someone's finger flicks into the eye. Now this movement is not really meant as a direct poke like a three stooges movie. It is meant just a little flick. It can be a distraction or it can actually hit the eye and make the person; their vision, very blurry.
So if Nicole will face me here. Her hands are up, she is in her fighting stance. She is just going to flick out that front hand with her fingers, nice and loose fingers open, right into my eyes which is going to make me react and go back. Even if she does not hit, again, here. As soon as I see something going towards my eyes, my head is going to pull back.
This is going to open up my throat for some punches, open up my groin. It is very, very different self defense. For self defense, remember, it does not have to be pretty, it just has to be effective and get you home safe. So again she puts her fingers out, BOOM! I react. For a moment I can't see, and she follows up with something.
If you are doing this drill on your own, facing the camera. Similar to a jab, you are just putting out your hand. You can still take that step. Here we go 1, 2, 3, good, and come back. And of course you will switch sides, again, to be able to work both sides of your body. Nice, relaxed movement, but very effective. Great for distraction and excellent for self defense.