Striking someone hard on the nose will, if nothing else, probably cause their eyes to water profusely and thereby potentially give you a chance to escape. Some obvious soft targets are harder to hit than you might think (hence striking an attacker in the groin is unlikely to work)I'm sure that there are perhaps some basic things, though, that may be able to help....at least give you an advantage. I know there are certain points on the body that, if struck, can bring a person down....like the nose, and a certain part of the throat. I'm not very good with the tricky maneuvers, which is what I think you were referring to, Frecs.
It's possible from what I understand, although you'd have to thump it pretty hard for that to happen.I'm also not out to kill anyone, either, and I know that when a person's trachea is hit, that person will suffocate. is that correct?
Yes, and simply being prepared. If you're wearing training shoes you have the option of running away from trouble. If you're wearing stilettos and a tight tube skirt you don't. If you park your car in a dingy dark corner of a quiet street you're more likely to find yourself in trouble than if you park in a brightly lit and busy area. There are all sorts of things you can do to avoid situations before they even develop - even if you held black belts in multiple martial arts you'd still be well advised to avoid the situation before it develops.Anyhow, I think we all know that presence of mind is the best defense.