Learn About Martial Arts Finger Pokes or Strikes

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Learn About Martial Arts Finger Pokes or Strikes

This page shows the fundamentals behind martial arts finger pokes or strikes. This technique is also known as a scissor strike (if two fingers are utilized). This strike can be done either as a two finger poke or a four finger poke. Other finger poke or strike variations include the single finger poke, spear finger strike, etc.

This technique is an effective self-defense weapon for close combat, if you are trapped by a stronger opponent or if you have long finger nails. This technique is often used by women in order to escape an attacker (i.e. rapist).

For other martial arts punches & strikes, please visit the main Punches & Strikes section.

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