Throat

Join this free martial arts wiki. Add info on Shotokan Kata, Taekwondo Forms, Kicks, Punches, Grappling, Aikido, Goju-Ryu, Krav Maga, Bo Staff, Kyokushin, etc. Talk with martial artists by joining our Wiki Community.

Wiki Revision Date - 13 Apr 2016 21:43

Throat Anatomy for self defense

This page focuses on the underlying anatomy of the throat. The ear is one of the vital points that can be targeted in a self-defense situation.

Throat Structure

  • Epiglotis: This is beneath the tongue and is a movable structure that closes the opening to the trachea so that that food and water do not get into the lungs.
  • Hyoid Bone: This is a u-shaped bone that is at the same level as the epiglottis and helps support the tongue above it, it is a floating bone as it is not connected to any other bone.
  • Larynx: This is the hollow structure beneath the epiglottis and houses the vocal cords and is attached to the hyoid bone.
  • Vocal Cords: Are membranous folds that stretch along the side of the larynx and vibrate to produce sound.
  • Thyroid Cartilage: This is the decent sized piece of cartilage that covers the outside of the larynx for protection and whose notable prominence is recognized as the Adams apple.
  • Trachea: The open tube that leads down to the lungs.
  • Tracheal Cartilate: This is cartilage that runs from the thyroid cartilage to just below the collar bone and to help protect the trachea from being closed.
  • Carotid Artery: It runs along each side of trachea supplying blood flow to the brain.
  • Vagus nerve: A pair of nerves that run along the trachea to many organs in the abdomen with predominant control over the heart influencing heart rate and blood pressure.

Techniques


Martial Arts Gear - Books | DVDs | Flexibility | Food | Kata | Kids | Seniors | Shoes | Sparring

Join the Wiki Community!

We hope you become a wiki member. You can join via the wiki or via Facebook.
Talk to fellow martial artists on the wiki community or read recent replies. Members can ask questions, post answers & videos and even tell the occasional martial arts joke!



Latest Informational Pages Added to the Wiki

Popular & Highly Rated Community Posts

Recent Member Posts Added to Community

  • Interesting Taekwondo News of the Day Looks like the World Taekwondo Federation hated being associated with "What the F@#&" (WTF). So despite living with this acronym for 44 years, they have changed their name to World Taekwondo. For more on this story, please read this Washington Post ar...
  • training as a WTF black belt at a Karate studio Well today was my second day training at a Karate Studio as a TKD black belt. So far the training is similar for most activates and I am picking up there forms. But getting use to punching I am finding quite difficult. My first reaction when the targe...
  • Tradition in Karate With my research in karate I am personally finding the word "traditional" to not meet my personal definition of the word. For those of you that practice a traditional form of karate where does your tradition start? What is that point where you say "t...



At no extra cost to you, Black Belt Wiki makes a small commission if you buy products via these links. Your purchase helps keep this wiki free for all visitors. Thank you for your support!






Material on this wiki may not be copied or reproduced without the written approval of Black Belt Wiki.
All rights reserved. For other terms & conditions, please read our legal disclaimer. This site is for informational purposes only. All martial arts techniques and fitness exercises should be supervised by a trained martial arts instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. If you have had an injury or are in pain, please see a doctor before starting or continuing any martial arts and/or physical fitness program.


This is a free martial arts newsletter that is sent out approximately once per week.
The newsletter provides wiki and community updates.


Martial Arts Gear