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25 Methods for Killing With Your Bare Hands

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[WARNING: This list contains graphic descriptions of techniques for killing.] Sometimes when you are threatened with physical violence, a weapon to defend yourself with is not always available. Your hands, however, are always with you, and can be as lethal as any weapon. Below are a list of attacks that will almost certainly result in death. Remember, these techniques should never be used except in a life or death situation for self-defense.

Techniques 1 – 5

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1. TEMPLE – A very susceptibile vital spot. If struck with sufficient force, may cause unconsciousness or death.

2. NASION – This is the summit of the nose. If struck with sufficient force may cause death.

3. PHILTRUM – This is the area between the upper lip and the bottom of the nose. Attack to this area may also cause unconsciousness or death.

4. HOOK TO JAW – A powerful hook punch to the front side of jaw may snap an enemy’s neck. Fatal.

5. ADAM’S APPLE – A sharp blow here may cause enemy to asphyxiate.

Techniques 6 – 10


6. SMALL OF BACK – A very strong blow to the small of the back can cause the backbone to break.

7. TESTICLES – The strong, focused pain of a vicious low blow may cause shock, resulting in death.

8. BASE OF CEREBELLUM – A powerful blow to the nape of the neck, causing mortal damage.

9. COCCYX – A powerful blow to the tail bone. Fatal.

10. FULL NELSON – Stand behind the enemy, put your arms under his, and lock your hands behind his head. Bending the neck forward may either break neck, asphyxiate enemy, or cut of supply of spinal fluid to brain, causing brain damage or death.

Techniques 11 – 15

Geek Fight

11. HALF NELSON – Again, standing behind enemy, but one arm is used to pin one of enemy’s arms.

12. BRAIN BUSTER – Bend enemy over towards you, placing him in a headlock. Grab the back of his belt, and haul him into the air, vertical, upside-down. Allow yourself to fall backward, landing on your enemy’s head, which will absorb your combined weight. Most effective on concrete or gravel.

13. RUSSIAN OMELET – Cross enemy’s legs. Fold enemy by pinning his shoulders to ground upside-down and placing his legs above him. Sit on his legs, folding the bass of the spine. Fatal.

14. HEART PUNCH – A strongman’s attack, it is simply a powerful blow to the heart. (Many years ago, the wrestler Ox killed an opposing wrestler with this attack.)

15. UPPERCUT – An upward strike to the bottom of the jaw with the heel of the hand, causing the enemy’s head to snap backward. May shatter vertabrae. Fatal.

Techniques 16 – 20

Wall Fight

16. ABDOMEN – A substantial blow to this area may rupture a vital organ, causing death.

17. RIB CAGE – A vicious shattering of the rib cage may cause grave internal bleeding.

18. HEAD-TO-WALL PUNCH – A swift, hard, cold-cock punch to an enemy’s face while he is standing near a wall may drive his head into it, causing the back of the skull to shatter fatally.

19. PINNED DROP KICK – Standing behind enemy, holding his arms straight back. A drop kick to the back without releasing arms may severe spine, causing death.

20. HEAD WRENCH – Grabbing an enemy’s head by the mouth and the back of the skull, then twisting with a sudden, violent jerk to rend vertabrae, may easily cause death.

Techniques 21 – 25


21. CHOKE HOLD – Once a favorite of law enforcement officials, has often proved deadly. The right arm goes over the enemy’s right shoulder, and grips the back of the head. The left arm comes over his left shoulder, reaches across neck, and grabs own right forearm. With enough pressure applied, causes brain damage or death.

22. HEAD YANK – Bend enemy forward, grab head, and pull back with convincing force. May seperate delicate vertebrae, causing death.

23. EARS – Coming up from behind an enemy and cupping the hands in a clapping motion over the victims ears can kill him immediately. The vibrations caused from the clapping motion will burst his eardrums, and cause internal bleeding in the brain.

24. KIDNEYS – A large nerve that branches off to the spinal cord comes very close to the skin at the kidneys. A direct blow with the knife edge of your hand can cause death.

25. EYES – Use your fingers in a V-shape and attack in gouging motion.

Final Note

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Attacking is a primary factor. A fight was never won by defensive action. Attack with all of your strength. At any point or any situation, some vulnerable point on your enemies body will be open for attack. Do this while screaming as screaming has two purposes:

1. To frighten and confuse your enemy, and

2. To allow you to take a deep breath which, in turn, will put more oxygen in your blood stream. Your balance and balance of your enemy are two important factors; since, if you succeed in making your enemy lose his balance, the chances are nine to one that you can kill him in your next move. The best over-all stance is where your feet are spread about shoulders width apart, with your right foot about a foot ahead of the left. Both arms should be bent at the elbows parallel to each other. Stand on the balls of your feet and bend your waist slightly. Similar to a boxer’s crouch. Employing a sudden movement or a scream or yell can throw your enemy off-balance.

There are many more ways to kill and injure an enemy, but these should work best for the average person. This is meant only as information and I would not recommend that you use this for a simple High School Brawl. Use these methods only, in your opinion, if your life is in danger. Any one of these methods could very easily kill or cause permanent damage to someone.

If you are forced to use these techniques, you may also find these two lists helpful:

Top 10 Tips To Commit The Perfect Crime, and
Top 10 Prison Survival Tips

Source: The Anarchist’s Cookbook

Jamie Frater

Jamie is the owner and chief-editor of Listverse. He spends his time working on the site, doing research for new lists, and collecting oddities. He is fascinated with all things historic, creepy, and bizarre.

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  • Cyn

    what an enjoyable Sunday read. LOL

    *makes notes for future reference*

    • Napoleon666

      Not a great list. It basically listed a bunch of organs/anatomical points on the body an said that a substantial blow there will kill. Well no duh, a train wagon dropped on you will kill no matter where it hits, I guess that would qualify as substantial force.

  • What about the Five Pointed death thingie from Kill Bill! That mess was classic! Especially when Beatrix did it to Bill at the… oops, better stop in case people haven't seen it.

    • steelwul

      the five point palm exploding heart technique- classic

  • jamie i have to wonder about you sometimes, with these lists :)

  • juggz: hey – I am just helping the community :)

    StewWriter: a great trick – but I wonder how many of us could master that in a rush – it is a bit more complex than a chop to the jugular :)

    Cyn: you never know when you may need it :)

  • Dan

    What about mindlessly swinging your fists?

  • SubliminalDeath666

    I have another one. The enemy is leaning forward and you have him in a headlock, and one of his shoulders is probably touching your abdomen. Then just keep gripping with a lot of force, and then quickly jerk up while grabbing his head in a swift motion. His neck will crack and die a quick and painless death. Hold him like a DDT ( for all you people who watch pro wrestling.) Thanks for reading. :)

  • DarkJesus

    Yay, now I know how to kill people!

    • priya jayapal


  • Lasse

    "There are many more ways to kill and injure an enemy, but these should work best for the average person"

    Thats good to know.


    just out of curiosity, why is a blow to the coccyx fatal?

    • springbeest

      the correct way to describe that move would have been a knee from behind, into the coccyx, it rams the spine upwards, and the spine either fractures, or does great damage to the brain

  • jen

    Yeah, I doubt most of these would work for someone like me who has zero upper body strength. Oh well.

  • rp

    Where's the Quart of Blood technique?

  • I was wondering about the coccyx also. My sister broke her tailbone and it is kinda just floating there. Yeah just imagine that phone call… "Hello sis, you would never guess what I did… I broke my tailbone….no really it is broken and can't be fixed….no really I broke it…" That was an interesting one indeed.

  • The ear one is kinda weird…wouldnt you go deaf? Not die?

  • Je

    So if these moves are for self-defence purposes only, why would we aim to kill?

    • Ron

      because a lot of times we get too caught up in the fight especially when there r more than 5 targets that we just go bezzerk

    • matt

      maybe next time you get in a fight, during your full-on swing to your opponents jaw/temple, you’ll remember this list, realize you don’t want a 1st or 2nd degree murder charge, and hold back a little.

      from this perspective this list just saved your opponent’s life and you some prison time.


  • Gryphon

    Wow the human body is very fragile.
    I'm surprised that not more people are killed in bar brawls or during riots.

  • Diogenes

    These methods are all really fun to do. if you havent anything to keep yourself busy in your spare time and live in an overpopulated- congested city on this planet, then this list can be a great vacation. as you can see above, our feeble bodies are filled with death points- like holes in swiss cheese. so the proper way of excelling in tacticcs that will give you the one over, is to select wisely. Never use your bare hands gratuitously. The bull's eye is zen. Always keep in mind, that punching somebody's " Adam's apple", is equal to God's plan. And an easy "head to wall punch" is always a good way of showing off in a bar fight. The ladies love this sort of thing.

  • jen

    Diogenenes- The ladies love this sort of thing.

    …We do?

  • Diogenes

    jenenen- yah!?! wha? you've never been turned on by seeing a guy bang another guy's head against a wall,, and then pick up a pool stick and crack it over his spleen or ipod and kick his teeth in and pee on the remains for good measure? pulp soft-backs and the likes of the previous list on reading body language was the "in" thing. Where does violence/power fit in for you? If you couldnt tell, I'm flirting.
    wink wink, smile.

  • The Dum Guy

    This is why I own a gun, I don't have to get that close to my opponent.

    What if I'm in a fight with someone who has read this list and we both use these options, and we kill eachother? I don't have anywhere to got with that…

    • Nothing

      In that case, use a close combat weapon, such as a knife, hammer, axe, chainsaw(not recommended).

  • Eehhhhh. This list totally made me squirm. I'm *such* a girl…

    lol, and also…

    26. 5 Point Exploding Heart Technique: Watch Kill Bill, Volume II. Study ending carefully.

  • Mr. Mojo

    I learned a few tricks in the Army…self defense type stuff, not necessarily meant to kill but very possible.

    1) A good solid whack to the base of the breastbone is almost always fatal. It can of course shatter the rib cage, or temporarily paralyze due to the bundle of nerves located in the area. At the very least, even a weak blow will knock the wind out of the target.

    2) The human jaw is a very delicate thing, and it's full of pain sensitive nerves. A finger poked underneath the jaw, close to the ears, is as good as a vulcan death grip for stopping an attacker. Again, you don't even have to be very strong to pull it off.

  • Maree

    Some of these are questionable:

    The Nasion:

    The nose is almost all cartilage with no major nerves or arteries. Im having difficulty seeing how a hard hit here can reslut in anything worse than a severely broke nose

    • springbeest

      that a severely broken nose, will send the shock further, into the brain

    • Colt

      You have to drive t he cartilidge into thebrain in an upward strike

      • aN

        There is a bone between the brain and nasal cavity that will stop any bone or cartilage fragments from reaching the brain.

        • Ares

          Yes – that move Bruce Willis pulls in ‘The Last Boyscout’ is not really as possible as they make it look. There’s movie violence for you!

  • Maree: I believe the impact, if severe enough, should send fragments of cartilage in to the brain.

    Mr. Mojo: They are interesting additions – thanks! On your point number 2, you can also quite easily take a person to the ground with one finger pressed down and behind the top of the rib cage – we learnt that in Ninjutsu and it is very effective!

    As for the Coccyx: I think the point of that one is causing disruption to the spinal cord – though it would have to be one hell of a blow – I slipped on my backside recently when I was roller skating and it hurt a lot but stayed intact.

    Je (#14) – These tips are for a "they die or you die" scenario.

  • Mr. Mojo

    Maree, I was taught as a kid that a punch to the nose was a good way to escape a potential kidnapper. I'm not sure how easy it is to kill someone with it, but even a relatively soft blow to the nose will cause a person's eyes to water and close – temporarily blinding them. We were taught to use the palm of our hand and thrust upward. It seems to me that even if it didn't shatter the bones in the face, it would at least shear the cartilage and cause sever pain…probably enough to allow an escape.

  • dvhann

    ahahaha, ah once again jfrater, first how to commit the perfect crime, then to beat a lie detector, and now how to kill someone with your bare are really like the crazy cool uncle i never had.

  • Joe

    "TESTICLES – The strong, focused pain of a vicious low blow may cause shock, resulting in death."

    If this were true 3 year-olds would be the deadliest creatures on the planet.

    • Mercedes

      your comment just made my life! as the mother of a 4 year old boy, I can tell you your statement is very true… I can't even count how many times I had to toss the ice pack at my son's father after he hit him in the sac!!

      • Ghost

        and you didn’t whip your son’s ass for it? or at least give him a flick in HIS sack? wow you’re a great parent.

  • DiscHuker

    joe: so true, or big dogs that like the occasional sniff.

    our bodies didn't do us a whole lot of favors with our "protective encasing" for the grapes. our brains got a boney skull but our jewels get a skin bag?

  • TravelerDante

    Uh…yeah, half of these are pro-wrestling moves. About 90% of these wouldn't be practical in real-world situations. Many of the things listed could THEORETICALLY cause death, but must be delivered with sufficient force, meaning that most of these techniques would only work for Superman, Bigfoot, and juiced-up bodybuilders. The human neck is extremely hard to break, and usually can't be done with the bare hands. Otherwise, how would chriopractors be in business? A shot to the pills is not fatal unless the kick is hard enough to rupture the internal membrane encasing the vital organs, and then death would be slow by bleeding and infection. I would like to see your sources on this list. Did this list happen to be made by a ninja, professional assassin, or military special-ops guy? Otherwise, I'm not buying it.

  • Anne

    a good blow to the testicles really does work… take it from someone who knows (evil smile) ive tried it during high school on some jerk who was bothering me. i didnt even kick that hard and the guy fell down, perspired a lot and was later on taking deep breaths as though his life depended on it.

    now i have to test the effectivity of the other 24 methods… lol

    • Mercedes

      I accidentally kicked a guy friend in the balls while playing soccer in 8th grade, and he fell to the ground, then got up a couple mins later and his nose started bleeding!! I was shocked!

  • TravelerDante

    Anne: Yeah…never good to kick a man in the junk unless your life is actually in danger, and even then it might just piss him off and make him more likely to hurt you. That aside, you didn't kill him and thus a blow to the testicles really DOESN'T work, not in the sense that this list is talking about.

  • Mary

    Is it true that in a street fight you can kill someone with a shooting star press?

  • Thaifighter91

    This list is the biggest peice of bullshit I've ever seen, you cannot kill people in one blow or very easily at all, nor would killing someone be your goal in a self defense situation. Also how are you going to be able to have the mental dextarity to aim for specific parts of the body, while throwing the hardest strike you can (untrained) to a very specific part of the body. In a self defense situation your not trying to kill, maim, or Ko your enemy. Your objective is to GET OUT OF THAT SITUATION. I'll be sending a better list to Jfratr very soon, this type of misinformation gives people false confidence, and could get them hurt if they try to use this crap in a self defense situation.

    • kdmirza64

      very very super answer,you are right 10000%.yes stay away of these tactics.enjoy life.don,t hurt any one and any every one please,because this is the world.

  • I am too weak to do anything like that though ;_;

    I'd be running and throwing stuff at them.

    Although it'd be hard to get out of manslaughter unless you could prove that killing them was reasonable force in self defence….

    I think I'll stick with metal bars in the mean time though…

    • kdmirza64

      don,t do this.avoid fighting with any one.stay away from these criminals.and go home earliest you know what i mean.

  • mklong

    youd think just plain-0 choking would be on here

  • BrotherMan

    This is word for word from some other source. I may have read it in the Anarchist's Cookbook or one of the Poor Man's James Bond manuals about 10 years ago or so.

  • BrotherMan: Portions of it are from the Anarchist's cookbook – so you are correct :) I am considering a list of bomb making tips from there as well.

  • Oh – and thanks for pointing that out – I forgot to list it at the bottom.

  • Use the following responses as appropriate:
    1) Wrestling is fake.
    2) The move is too hard to do unless the other guy is defenseless.
    3) Wrong.
    4) Yes, but for different reasons than stated.

    Attempt any of these in a real fight and you will either lose badly or go to jail.

  • evan

    Not necessarily for the jail part, not for just a fight but in self defense, especially if fearing for ones life and throw in a bit of disparity of force, you wont serve any time :)

  • evan, my point was that most of these moves require a lot of cooperation on the part of the other guy. In a self-defense situation, these won't help you.

  • Paul

    Favorite one has to be the head wrench! Second place would be the suplex which can immediately shatter his spine on the ground!

  • Bob

    Hey Paul.

  • Heaven

    Oh my goodness, those were so gruesome I couldn't even read the whole list. It makes me sick. lol :(

  • You're omitting the infamous 5-point exploding heart technique.

  • InconsistentAngelThi

    Diogenes, i loved your first comment. made me laugh.

    This list make me happy, and feeling like i needa go out and start some shit. But– i realized afterwards that a lot of these things I learned taking two different classes of different types of karate, and honestly they never really helped me. Thats ok I'll just keep telling myself i kick ass…

  • Whatever happened to get the hell out of there when your life is in danger? Why stay and try to kill somebody? In my self-defense class, we were taught to cause temporary pain and run like hell. Unless you're Van Helsing, Buffy, or Spider-Man and the guy you're fighting is evil, a monster, or both, you don't stick around and pray that your blow to the coccyx or testicles is fatal. And as others have said, most of these are questionable. The human body is fragile, but not so fragile that gouging out someone's eyes or punishing them in a gut has more than a very slight chance of killing them. I realize this list is meant to be funny, but I find it in bad taste and overall less interesting than many of the lists on this site. And as Thaifighter said (great name!): "this type of misinformation gives people false confidence, and could get them hurt if they try to use this crap in a self defense situation."

  • Hakiri

    i agree with Thaifighter and Elle Rayne..i actually did this crap to some guys that where gonna TRY to beat me up but i just kicked 2 of there ass's and with out well you know killin them … im all wtf wut a lie

  • sara

    This Website should be reported.
    How to kill sum1 with barehands? Are fukin serious?
    and the world wonders why the fuk there is soo much crime.
    Yea only in america.

  • The Dum Guy

    sara: Yes, only in America does someone have the right to educate themselves on whatever subject they wish.

    Ahh, but ignorence is bliss, isn't it?

    BTW we are allowed to say "fuck", it is one those things people are allowed to do.

  • sara: who do you report it to? It is not illegal. I am sure if you lobby hard enough you can get some politicians to try to take away my freedom of speech though. Good luck on that.

    Oh – and "only in America" – I am not American and I don't live in North America.

  • Hobbulator

    The chances for you actually killing a person with most of these are 1 in a billion

  • manimal138

    I did this to a guy in high school(i was misguided back then) I hit him in the jaw and when his mouth fell open, i grabbed him by the lower jaw and jerked that puppy out of socket. It didn't kill him…..but he was beggin for death.

    ps- boys and girls, fighting is not cool!!!

    • Mercedes

      that's hot…. just sayin'. I like a man who can defend himself….

  • the red dragon

    you missed off the good old elbow spike aswell smash someone with that in either the front of the nose or the temple or the gap just below the solarplexus and they wont get up again

  • fishing4monkeys

    Possibly one of the weirdest listverse lists ever…

  • Matt

    You missed a very common one taught to almost all military personnel. If your enemy is on the ground, jumping up, bending your knees at the apex, and then making your body rigid while landing anywhere on their body will win you the fight 99.9% of the time, either from instant death (head or torso) or irreversibly crippling them (legs, arms).

  • the hound

    holy shart. some kids at my school have done the ear clapping thing to me. if i knew that could kill me i would have punched him in the face.

  • Thankyou for this great list sensei. As a martial artist it gets frustrating hearing some people carry on about the best martial arts moves but this list demonstrates that most of the time it's about simple, accurate attacks to sensitive parts of the body.

    There is one though that was surprisingly left out…A simple knife hand strike to the jugular. The great thing about that one is that you can vary the strength of the strike so that you may choose just to easily knock someone out rather than cause death. A good application is when you're in a close situation like a clinch or standing grapple you can simply drop the weight of your forearm into the angle between the trapezius muscle and the neck, this one would even be legal in a muay thai match.

    Another one you missed is the jump spinning upside down triple helicopter kick. Just kidding.

  • Truthfully I think this is a load of bullshit and none of these but the neck chops should be attempted in a real world situation.
    The chops should not be aimed at the back of the neck as this would make your hand hurt like a motherfucker and would likely not do anything to them.

  • The former police neck head lock works well if they are recovering from a blow and you just do that, make them choke, run away. No need to do it to the piont of death….

  • venus

    I remember reading some of those 'most vulnerable body parts' in the anarchist's cookbook. or something like that. don't really remember, my memory's bad. nice list, by the way.:)

    • colonel12

      The ear clap thing .we always do it in church but no 1 dies but instead we end up laughing

  • Oli

    I do the ear one all the time to people for a joke.. never knew it could kill. lol

  • MEisME

    I highly doubt that the ear move would kill someone. Maybe distort their hearing and balance, but not kill. Plus, the only way most of these moves could be both easily performed and effective, would be against a limp body, which is not common amongst thugs and the like. Then again if you kicked them in the balls prior, they probably won't block your hit or tense their muscles anticipating your blow.

  • Death

    Orange Juice in the belly button is proved dangerously fatal and instant.

  • Csimmons

    *writes down all of these for tomorrow*


  • Some Guy

    This list is total bullshit. It was written by some dreamer decades ago for the Anarchist's Cookbook. You might as well try and do a Hadouken on your opponent as try and pull off any of these ridiculous moves. The first four moves are obviously not fatal, or else boxing matches and fistfights would usually end in death. A few of the other moves could possibly cause a fatality, but it is highly unlikely that an untrained person would be able to pull them off in an actual fight. If you really want to be able to defend yourself I suggest you take martial arts classes a few times a week, instead of reading a load of bollocks written by some wannabee who has never been in a real fight.

  • Bruce

    Some moves on the list might really be fatal, but not to be exercised. It takes many years of training just to get them right and it takes more years of training just to stay calm and focus on the movement to have some sort of succes.

    I would say, cause as much pain as possible and get the hell out of there. Do not forget that in a lot of these situations there are drugs and alcohol involved, which causes your opponent not to feel that much and be more resistant to pain.

  • Michael

    Ouch my head! 1. Most of these will actually take training and practice to pull off. If you seriously believe you can pull ANY of these off after reading this list once, you're lying to yourself. Put a bag over your head and go play in traffic, we thank you for leaving the gene pool. 2. Not all of these are actually fatal. 3. Not all of these even work. Example: Has anyone ever SEEN or have VERIFIABLE PROOF of someone being killed by the nose break technique? Or the hook to the chin causing someone's neck to snap?. Oh and a heart punch will hurt, but it won't kill unless you BREAK the ribs. Which is a LOT harder than it sounds.

  • John

    FATALITY: CURBSTOMP (reference to American History X)

    Get the person's head and get them to open their mouth on the curb. Then proceed to kick them once in the back of the head while thrash talking. Very effective I presume.

  • Vera Lynn

    #68 John
    I cannot watch that part. The first time I saw the movie, every time I closed my eyes I saw that. I have seen a lot of brutal movies, but I was not prepared for that.

  • green

    Oh my that was the worst 30 seconds of film! Just so incredibly graphic. Just horrifying.
    My little sister once said "you can kill anybody with just about any object if you try hard enough."
    I said, "oh yeah, what about a shoe"

    no pause, no thinking, she says "just shove it down their throat"

    she was 8

  • ChaoticPython


    jfrater, should I be concerned about you? ^_^
    I do the ear thing to my friends all the time…maybe I should stop…

  • hitman

    the move should be a full nelson, not a half nelson. Unless you happen to be the Incredible Hulk, neither the half nelson nor the full nelson can kill someone. The full nelson, however, can cause tremendous damage to the neck and shoulders.

  • hitman

    disregard my last comment. I misread the article.

  • LilNic

    these moves make me shudder, even if not all are fatal

  • banana

    i wanted to kno this b/c if i get kinapped or robbed lol ima hurt or kill em

  • rushfan

    I've actually wondered if I could snap someone's neck. If it were necessary, obviously.

  • tilladakilla

    A DDT could be fatal too on the right surface, with enough force

  • all shall perish, th

    23 wasnt really explained as a means of defence. XD "up from behind" and "victim" lol

    using the strenght of your shoulders to flat-handedly push/punch the pelvis-bone in high velocity will cause the attacker to lose all sense of balance, direction, control of leg-muscles etc. it is rarely fatal but can place an attacker in a wheelchair for the rest of his life, and can be performed by most people and is recomended when being attacked. (if the oppurtunity is present)

  • Taranis

    The one about the ears is freaky. I didn't know someone could die like that. Getting hit in your tail bone is weird too. It's just a bone, there's nothing there so how can that kill you? I know it hurts like hell to fall on it, but didn't know it could kill you.

  • Gecko

    Well, I hope I'll never have to use any of these… but atleast I know what can kill me now.

  • SoberHungry

    my friend curb stomped someone… it didnt kill the person instantly but it did land them in the hospital quite some time. its really about force and such.

    then she got curb stomped. by like a 70 pound meth head. mmm good times in central oregon.

  • balleater69

    i have used #2 Nasion to kill people, it is very affective.

  • Fidel

    My unexpected gun works best for me.

  • D-Boy

    shit i got attacked by more than 40 people today anyone know any moves incase it happens again?

  • Mark

    This list scared the living SHIT out of me.

  • Nalton Reeds

    I think there are other more productive things to be read in this site other than this stuff. I don't think it's useful at all. Maybe a "how to defend yourself" post would be more practical, useful and politically correct.

  • Nalton Reeds

    P.S.: in doing that you're giving "great" ideas to gang folks and bandits out there. Rethink this post!

  • killer

    wow this shit works

    *runing to go hide some things*

  • killer123

    wow it really works and its fun

  • NeuroToxin

    Well I don't know about never winning a fight by being defensive. I train in brazilian jiu-jitsu and I wouldn't fight anyone unless I absolutely had to. Then I would wait for him to make the first mistake. But then again we train how to stop a fight quickly and effortlessy with devastating yet non-lethal maneuvers. But for those extreme cases, we learn how to defend most of the ones listed above.

  • dude

    you would need ALOT of practice to pull most of those off

  • Ransom

    There is also a method of killing that involves just claping both hands to both of your foes ears with flat palms of your hands as hard as possable. It causes a great deal of stress to the ears and ear drums have been known to explode from such force killing the brain from rapid compression to decompression. If it doesnt kill them the shock from such pain will.

  • poisonsxxprincess

    This list was………shwoa!!! i learned a thing or two for sure! I like the ear thing best. IT KNOCKED THE CRUMBS OUT OF MEEEEEE!!!!!

    -this is now one of my favorite sites!!!

  • FeatheredSun

    You should only try these moves if prepared to defend yourself with the strength of a grizzly, the reflexes of a puma, and the wisdom of a man!

    And I thought my numchuck skills were cool… These are so totally badass!!!!11!!

  • Marcer

    What a terrible list. 25 ways to "kill" somebody, and only one of them is an actual technique worth anything. Obviously written by someone with no idea what they're talking about.

  • Aaron

    I'm fairly (as in very) sure this list was created as a joke. Try not to read too much into it; It's not worth getting upset about. =D.

    On that note; I thought the Russian Omelet was hilarious.

  • ThatGuy

    despite the controversy surrounding this list, I have to love how campy it is. My personal favorite: #18 Head-to-Wall punch…. "causing the back of the skull to shatter fatally."

  • toxcrime

    there is a lot of interesting stuff about lethal substences, environmental pollution, medications,toxic plants and how they efect on a human body, all this you can find on, it's very interesting

  • toxcrime

    it is more easier with poisons,

  • Cybogen

    Nice List Mate! What a handy list of methods to have on hand for easy reference at work. One only knows how often I have given thought of the when and how.
    Now that I have the How down in a matter of 25 ways. Its just the when I got to work the details out. Thanks for the helpful tips!

  • Alankar

    hey fucker this stuff is "desi jugad" can't get what i meant to say just come to india even a child can tell u better than these 25 points clown

  • Oiky

    Coccyx? Nonsense! Couldn't kill me by punching me in the ass, I must weigh about 18 stone. Plus I would'nt want to kill someone by punching them in the ass. How would that sound to fellow Ninjas. Tut.

  • 6twistedbiscuits

    oiky – the coccyx is the bone just ablove your ass. at the end of the spine. and yes, hitting it the right way will do serious damage and could kill you

  • Tuschina

    Wow have a fractured coccyx at the moment and had no idea it could have killed me??? guess the doctor left that part out?!

  • 6twistedbiscuits

    tuschina – im not certain but i think the coccyx would have to be hit hard and pushed up into the spine for it to kill you. dont take that as gold though.

  • vinny

    hi,some nice articles.I m a Czech cityzen and in my country is hard to someone to get a gun legally.they do not like when people keep guns,so many people need to learn way how to defend their life.I used some of above mentioned tips 1 year took just a few seconds for me to eliminate 4 of them was transported to city hospital.when police come they were not very happy of me,but I defended myself and 3 young waitresses after a fut.mach.anyway,I recomend evrybody practise before you use it.all movement has to be automatic,no waiting and must be done properly.I was learned to this techniqes 20 yrs ago in the Czech not forgote,life is just one ,it can not be given back if its token away,so think before and try find another way.

  • Pilko (glazebury war

    I did the extreme nipple twister technique, this is where you twist the nipple 360 degrees’ and then pull the victims nipple. This will course the victim to fart in shock, and then it should rip right off. I real winner when in a dangerous situation.

  • caleb

    heres a whay to kill some one grab your a ponets haed and hite his head on your nee then stomp on his face then use a big rock and througt at his head i got into a lot of fights and i lost 23 out of 1 and i brock tow of my fingers

  • jm

    after teaching self defense and martial arts for a few years, and working as a bouncer, i have to add, this list, while a lot of these techniques COULD work, for most of them you would have to be incredably strong, accurate etc…

    for pitties sake just go take some self defense classes.

  • Spooky motor

    Deffs helping maybe… thanks brah

  • Larry


    i haven't even red it and i already like it..


  • shanmu

    its really an interesting information…..

  • Camel

    I googled out ur site desperatly wanting to hurt the hatest bunch of jerks always available around the street corners when i return home late, especially when i am with my girlfriend. Thanks jfratr for the techniques, but having read all those moves, i now think that the outcomes of most of the tactics are more evil than the intentions of those street folks. I have got a better idea: try buddha's way of loving ur adversaries. In this case try a non provoking – 'what's up guys? ' or offer a couple of cigarettes sometimes!!

  • Dr. Anon

    I'm a pathologist.

    Virtually this entire list is [email protected]#t.

  • saber25

    I'm on the 25 methods for killing list. You all forgot the "Indian Massage" where you let your enemy sit, spread his legs, hold his legs and pull it(but not too hard) and put your one foot inside the V shaped legs and you kick it or you like massage it and its electrifying. Note: It's better when it's a male cause after the massage or I mean it directs to the penis. so its like being electrified. Try it. Its, um, fun.

  • Syntax Error

    Violence DOES solve everything. Hiroshima and Nagasaki anyone? Kill first or be killed. Where did all of these sensitive liberal pussies come from over the past thirty some odd years anyway?

  • z3use

    Thanks 4 that very interesting read. I already knew these things, just wanted to see how accurate I was. I am going to put my knowledge to the test on some people that have been threatening me. THEY WON'T KNOW WHAT HIT THEM. HaHaHa, I am kind of crazy.

  • wiseazn

    what about The Kiss Of The Dragon ?

    you take a needle, pin, or something of the like and you stab it at the back of the neck in the "forbidden area" and hit the base of the brain. what this does it that it will paralyze the arms and legs and you will bleed from your ears, nose, and mouth and die very slowly and very painfully

  • sandy

    nice one brill

  • Trebor

    thanks this gave me ideas incase i get mugged or beat up by random assholes!

  • wiseazn

    hey Trebor u should fight wit a bracelet full of needles. dats wat Jet Li did in da movie "Kiss Of The Dragon". but u have 2 know where da spot on da neck is though.

  • kitty fresh16

    wow krazi but io likeiii!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ginger

    Man has anyone ever wonted to kill some one i mean i would love to kill that bitch , she messed with the wroung chicky ,i mean that with all my heart when she dies . i will go to prison for sure willing to i will not fight one bit i really mean it , this bitch will die thats for sure .!!!!!!!!

  • mordechaimordechai

    @ginger calm down!

    Anyway. my favourite one is to coordinate the choke hold (point 21) plus a jump back landing on your belly while keeping the choke hold.that is fast.

    even if the fastest is always squashing the badguy's head stomp kicking it after you had him down.

  • scared

    this is spooky.

  • Kass

    this list is shit

  • Liz

    I like how all these "elitists" are trying to criticize this list. A few of the comments I'd like to address:

    1. If someone ever tries to kidnap a child (or anyone for that matter), I say killing is self defense and completely appropriate. If someone tried to grab my child, hell, I'd kill them happily or hope my kid would do the same.

    2. These methods can in fact be used by anyone. As a martial artist I can tell you that ANYONE can gouge out another persons eyes. ANYONE can strike to the adams apple (the wind pipes are VERY fragile and can easily collapse from very little pressure).

    3. Yes, these can work on someone who is attacking you. It does not matter how big or strong they are. Ripping out the hair/scalp while kicking swiftly into the genitals, or clawing out the eyes can be performed by any able-bodied human.

    4. Things like the ear clap are useless, however, and recommending someone to try that instead of another method that is more effective can put them in danger in a life or death situation.

    5. You may have your crowbars and guns, but can you rely on those to be with you everywhere? The only thing you can rely on is yourself and your own body. The foolish man sharpens his knives without sharpening his body.

  • wiseazn

    Liz, are you a martial artist? If you are then what martial arts have you taken and what belts have you achieved?

    This list is not shit,it is useful.

  • Liz

    Yes. Taekwondo for about 14 years. You? And I agree this list is pretty useful.

  • wiseazn

    I am currently taking Vovinam,Vietnamese martial arts,I get a black belt this summer for Vovinam. I will be 18 October 2, 2010. I have achieved the highest possilbe honor in Tai Chi, Tae Kwon Do, Kung Fu, Judo, Aikido, Ninjutsu, Jujutsu, Karate, Shaolin, Wushu, Drunken Fist, Capoeira, and Krav Maga. And no im not lying about any of this.

  • Liz


    I am not kidding. I am turning 19 October 2nd, 2010. That is suchh a weird coincidence!!!! What the heck seriously that's freaky.

    Anyway, that's a lot of stuff…. how is that possible?

  • wiseazn

    Its possible because I had a lot of time when I was a kid, also because the other martial arts saw that I had expertise in other martial arts before them so i joined with a high rank rather than beginner.

    Hey whats your MS or FB?

  • vincent

    saying that a fight has never bean one defensively is complete bull crap. fighting defensively is one of the most common wasy to fight. if someone tries to hit you with a blow, grab or push it of to the side and parry him

  • stone2065

    You know what this reminds me of? When kids would get together and tell each other stories that were of course "real", like stepping on a crack would break your Mother's back, and other worldly advice.

    How about a little… what do they call it? RESEARCH? next time? Just a little… it's not painful.

  • Anonymous

    LOL the testicle one will not kill you definitely, just makes you wanna die after getting hit there. You die either if your heart or brain fails you. Those are the essential organs. It seems like most of these things are fake. I would use the two inch punch.

  • David davidson

    WTF half nelson?! I've been wrestling for 9 years. I've experienced everything you can possibly do with a half nelson (applying, suffering and watching). Even to the point, of flinging each other through the air while maintaining that hold, you CANNOT do anything more than pop their shoulder out of its socket and that's using both hands on it and torquing the rest of the body in the opposite direction using your legs.

    same with many of these other things such as getting hit in the jaw, which 99.99999% of the time results in a knockout, not death or the testicles wtf

  • cc

    agreed, i think this stuff is AWESOME!!! but probably most of it would never really happe

  • geragdo123

    never use number 6 it is oufull and sad cuzz when you do it that person can fall to the ground and cry donde's dont do it realy i got a fight on school, i did that and i fail'd a year

  • fendabenda

    #12 = DDT (Jake the Snake Roberts)? :D

    "A fight was never won by defensive action"… I beg to differ. Check out Morihei Ueshiba (the founder of Aikido). Also, most of ju-jutsu and ninjutsu is based on defensive action (sometimes combined with simultaneous counter-attack).

    Great list, though! Thanks, I enjoyed it. :)

  • fendabenda

    wiseazn, that's impressive (if you're serious). Never heard of Vovinam, though. I've got belts (lower rank, so I'm not bragging here) in shotokan karate, ITF Tae Kwon Do, hokuto-ryu ju-jutsu, taido, han moo do and aikido. I was thinking about trying bujinkan ninjutsu (it's available where I live), but now I'm just sitting on my ass at the PC :D

  • BobNickMad

    Now I'm even more afraid to use force:not enough i don't do anything,to powerful may result in complications.I didn't fight whit nobody until now tough.

  • runs with rage

    what ever happened to good old boxing? i have finished most of my fights with old reliable hooks and jabs. the nose thing wouldnt be fatal in my experience because i have used that as a first target on many occasions. (never killed anyone, thank god) anyway it does water the eyes and impares vision allowing you to set up combinatoins to the jaw and ribs. another good target is the ear, not that that has been listed before, but punching someone in the ear somehow knocks people off balance and it looks like it makes them disey!
    HOWEVER what i say is not part of any approved text book method. i have never had any formal classes on self defence. the only experience i have is that that has been bathed in blood upon my fists and that of my blood that has decorated the knuckes of others

  • Anaughtybear

    These might kill a 98 lbs invalid, but hardly sure-fire against anyone that would realistically be attacking you. Otherwise, everyone who had ever been in a bar fight would be dead now.

  • fendabenda

    Just remembered a technique (from shaolin or taiji I think, but I'm not sure… I think taiji because I've never done shaolin) called "two dragons dive for pearls": you make a dragon fist (i.e. two fingers protruding, call it a Dio fist if you like) with one hand and a bear claw fist with the other hand. Then stab your opponent's eyes with the dragon fist and grab his balls with the bear claw at the same time. When he puts his hands down to protect his groin, put the dragon fist in his eyes again, if it didn't catch him the first time (that's the second dragon). Except, don't do this to anyone you like… :)

  • vic

    A lot of those techniques require WAY more force and precision to execute than an untrained person has. The human body is an amazingly tough and resilient piece of engineering. It's not that easy to break it.

  • George

    These look more like wrestling moves to me

  • EJC

    Wow, the author of this article has demonstrated some incredible ignorance of medical anatomy and physiology. Let's name a few ridiculous claims, shall we?

    1. The temple is NOT a "very susceptible vital spot." At all. It's not a hole or anything ridiculous like that, it's bone. The temple is made up of bone. Just like the rest of your skull.

    9. "A powerful blow to the tail bone. Fatal". This is absolute garbage. A blow to the tailbone with a truck could possibly, should you be unlucky, put you in a wheelchair. However, it's not some magical point that kills you when struck by a human being. An outlandish claim.

    23. "Coming up from behind an enemy and cupping the hands in a clapping motion over the victims ears can kill him immediately. The vibrations caused from the clapping motion will burst his eardrums, and cause internal bleeding in the brain." This one is simply unbelievable. I've met ten-year-olds with more sense than is exhibited here. There is absolutely no conceivable way in which this could happen, unless the person was strapped to a jet which was breaking the sound barrier. The auditory canal does not lead directly into the brain's blood supply. Preposterous.

    24. "A large nerve that branches off to the spinal cord comes very close to the skin at the kidneys. A direct blow with the knife edge of your hand can cause death." You sir, are a silly person. Even if you managed to destroy that nerve entirely, that only interferes with the function of that kidney. People can live quite easily with one kidney. And if you did it to both sides, yes perhaps they would experience severe pain a few days later, at which point they go to the hospital. Not a lethal move.

    Basically, our author here is a fool devoid of a basic understanding of human anatomy and physiology, here given a platform to spew forth his incorrect ignorance-based tripe. He's shown here to be someone who thinks he knows far more than he actually knows, and he evidently knows very little. I take the time to write this because misinformation and lies based of ignorance and arrogance are being bought by these people as truth, and you should be exposed for the deceptive cur that you are.

    Source: Certified Medic, Certified in Medical Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Student.

  • Geo

    You are better off to read "Kill or Get Killed" by Col Rex Applegate, USMC

  • bum sux

    i wonder if u could get killed by a penis in ur eye?

  • the unlucky one

    u've gotta be fuckin kidding me, man sum of these aren't so bad but honestly i've tried martial arts and plenty of stuff and found out the hard way that once adrenaline kicks in you forget it anyway, maybe if you were one of the buggers who can fight in cold blood these ''might'' come in handy but you'd need to be facing a weaker opponent, and my final query is i've been in some bad situations before and out of roughly 1 in every 10 has there only been ONE PERSON, DUDE LAST TIME THERE WAS TWO whats your plan for TWO people, or three times before that there was FIVE, from there i quote face book. F.E.A.R = fuck. everything. and. run.

  • seerrrraaaa

    maybe if you made a list about self defense moves, but murder? i mean don't get me wrong i enjoyed it, but really?

  • poop

    hey if u watch wwe do the tombstone pile driver and it will actually snap their neck if done right

  • Russo-touristo

    The problem with this list -you will try defend yourself with deadly force when you realize you in grave danger.Most likely when any or few of these moves already done TO YOU! And you scared by your opponent size-strenghth,numbers,weapons,rage.Try any of this when YOUR nose already punched,and your attackers don't fill any pain cause they drunk or just got adrenalin in the blood.And if you wear heavy glasses,without them your chances not favorable.And 99% of girls afraid pain/damage to face,like it's gonna kill them.So my best advice-start arguing VERY LOUD,SCREAM before any attack-it may as well will prevent this attack.And RUN and SCREAM-it will raise chances somebody will help you.

  • LostMusicalMeanings

    This will come in handy if someone ever tries to rape me,or kidnap me

  • dfjkf

    …all of this was pulled from textfiles DOT com

  • JackMacyntire

    What a load of rubbish. You'd see a lot more deaths in MMA, kick-boxing, boxing, etc. if this was true. Killing a person is very, very difficult to do with just 'one blow' as suggested above. The author has seen too many movies.

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  • thisguy

    ok, has anyone seen halloween pt.3? remember when the business man pokes someone in the eye so hard that he dies IMMEDITELY!!!

  • santa

    This list is kinda strange…

  • Raymond

    Now I know what to do the next time someone messes with me

  • Deadalready

    I read this list and immediately thought "good luck" people are generally quite hard to kill.

    Most of these are capable of stunning/incapacitating/knocking out an opponent, people who do die from unarmed hits usually die from other complications, such as hit heads on concrete or asphyxiation after being knocked unconscious.

    • John

      If you had any knowledge about anatomy or physiology, or even martial arts, you wouldn´t list several of those techniques. Most of them are rubbish.
      Let´s see:
      Nasion: Most of the blows in boxing go to this point, and people don´t die. You have to break the skull base and provoke severe brain damage to kill someone with a blow to the nasion, and certainly you can not do it with your fist.
      Philtrum: The same, it hurts like hell, but you do not kill anyone by hitting this area.
      Coxxis: This one is the best: have you ever killed anyone by kikking his ass? hahahaha That is nonsense!
      Full nelson and half nelson: Widely used by wrestlers, it is used mostly to immobilize people, not to kill. It would be very difficult to kill someone with this lock.
      Ears: That is total nonsense. Yo can break the tympanic membrane and provoke bleeding on the middle ear, but you will not kill anyone with this technique. It doesn´t provoke brain bleeding.
      Kidney: The spinal chord runs deep, protected by an armour of bone: the vertebrae forming the spine. You definitely can not damage the spinal chord by hitting the kidneys.
      Those are just the grossest mistakes, there are others not worth commenting. Please, look for information and be serious if you want to publish something like this.

  • BiffBiffington

    I took Krav Maga in highschool (girls school in bad part of town=self-defense training)

    I knew already how to do everything in the 25 however I don’t think you stressed enough how easy or hard each technique is. Its harder to hit someone in the esophagus than it is to put someone into a choke hold., but I think the advice at the bottom was pretty sound advice for a beginner. We were taught (since the class is for women) To fight quickly, what would be considered “underhandedly” (going for the crotch.) But the purpose was to end the fight as quickly as possible. You also scream in the hopes that someone might hear you and come help! I’ve only had to use legitimate self defense (not just screwing around with friends) twice. Once, easy chokehold on girl angrily drunk at a party. Second time, someone snuck into my tent tried to yank my sleeping bag off while I was camping, and I hit him hard in the esophagus, and once in the…”*ahem* I was camping near a ranger station, who heard the screams and came by. He got to detain my new friend while trying not to laugh at how badly I’d hurt him. They took him out by ambulance.

  • Chintaro0

    maybe useful someday ; )



    • Joe W.

      Depends on what type of killing. Murder is bad. But killing in self-defense or in defense of you family/home is justified. In fact, it is right to kill if you will save your own life or the lives of others. You’re either nine years-old or a product of left-wing propaganda to write something so stupid.

      • Deedee

        Incapacitating someone would usual suffice.

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  • Balls

    this was helpful

  • HatedInHighSchool

    i like the EarDrum Techique, i will be quite straightforward in using it for “self defense” quite a “accidental” death.

  • kiara

    this girl named eryca is ugly thanks

  • Jon

    I think I’m startin to fall in love with this site

  • raindogg16

    most of these seem unrealistic.

  • Deedee

    Wow. This makes me want to wear full body armour 24-7. Why are human bodies so FRAIL!!

  • Stutz

    Many of these would have to be performed on a semi-conscious opponent (pinned drop kick, brain buster, russian omelet) and would likely result in you being convicted of manslaughter or murder. In a self-defense situation, you have the right to do whatever it takes to stop the attacker and no more. That could include killing the attacker, but setting him up for some pro-wrestling maneuver after he’s already disabled would be illegal and immoral. If the attacker is unable to harm you and/or you have the means to escape the situation, it is no longer self-defense, and any harm you inflict is illegal.

  • Kenshi

    Hey Guys, just to get that straight:

    This list has a lot of myths in it.

    1. You can’t kill someone with a blow to the nose. It’s actually impossible to punch someones nose into his brain with a tool as blunt as a fist. To to such a thing you would need a hammer and your victim to lie down and hold still.
    It’s an effective move, nontheless, because the pain will make your enemys eyes water, if he is not used to it.

    2. Forget stuff like the head-to-concrete-move from the guilltone position or the russian omelet – you need a lot of stability and experience to find the gap and stance to apply it.

    3. A hook to the jaw won’t kill a man, either. The jar build to BREAK before it tilts your head around to much to kill you. Still, a blow to the jaw will render your opponent uncontious.

    Instead now, the Top 5 moves to WIN a fight and then stomp your enemy to pulp, if needed (also, they need little to no strengh:

    1. Guillotine Choke, Read Naked Choke: Simply place your arm around your enemys neck and hook your arms like you are crossing them when standing around. To a squeezing, scissorlike motion, hold till your opponents faints.
    This move is easy to apply from the back and also, if your enemy tries to tackle you, your might sprawl, catch his head and take him out.

    2. Headbutt – the headbutt is an extremely efficent move. Whenever your opponents head is in reach, hit him with your forehead, before he does.
    Aiming is rather simple: Everything top of YOUR brows hits everything below HIS brows.

    3. Elbows to the head – The Elbow to the head is a move thats packs a lot of punch, breaks bones and almost always brings a cut. It is easy to charge covertly (rearranging your tie, for instance). If you manage to get ontop your enemy in a groundfight, use them to beat him into submission

    4. Chops to the neck. They are extremely fast to fire, have a long range and can be an instant-win. Hit fast, with a whiplike motion. Aim for the carotid artery. Try not to telegraph your move and try to chop THROUGH your enemys neck, rather than just connecting the move.

    5. Knees to the head – also easy to apply. But its rather tricky to get your opponent to move his head towards your legs a little. So know your leverage: Grab opponents head just behind the top of his skull (not at his neck but above his ears) and pull with your whole bodyweight and also do a step back. when he follows quickly to a sidestep. He will give in, since he is busy trying not to fall. After the sidestep, put your knee in his face. Pull his head down while pulling yourself upwards. Repeat if necessary.

    Have fun and stay alive. :)

    God bless you.


  • Jeez killing people is fun.

    This is f****g ridiculous. No one under threat should be aiming to kill. There are plenty of ways you can disarm/break or otherwise neutralise any ‘enemy’. There is absolutely no need to be learning moves with the intent to cause fatal injuries.

    Now every Tom, Dick and Harry will think ‘oh yeah, cool, any time im in a fight and its looking bad ill just aim for his temple’. Next time post 25 methods for disarming an enemy instead or otherwise neutralising any threat that they pose rather than ‘heres some fun ways to murder people’

  • Yo momma

    Its all but impossable to kill someone with a half nelson. Especially not if they actually care about living. Thats why its allowed in high school wrestling. You can kill someone pretty easy with a full nelson though. Those are illegal in wrestling. A kid on our team a few years back actually had his neck snapped by one.

  • monkeyman

    Just my opinion: Best self-defense, if the attacker does not have a gun; then run!
    But if you need to fight, use your knees or elbows to make the required strikes. Because most of us do not have the required practice to execute a good punch (without seriously injuring ourselves). An elbow to the neck or the knee to the groin should give you enough time to make your exit.

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  • Jamie

    PLEASE do not rely on many of these Hollywood and TV inspired moves to defend yourself. While some of these are obviously fatal, most are beyond dangerous to even attempt. Highly trained martial artists couldn’t successfully pull some of these off! Want to learn how to defend yourself properly? Take a self-defense course taught by a qualified professional. What an irresponsible and poorly researched list; sincerely one of the worst on Listverse. (And to the idjits that took the “5 point death strike” from Taratino’s excellent Kill Bill, IT WAS A MOVIE!!!)

  • PapiDreadI

    Profesional wrestlers that have killed opponents with a blow(punch)to the heat The Invader 1(killed one of the Martell brother’s during a 1970’s match in P.R)

  • pelevizo

    please post some more command use by the CIA to make people unconscionable or unable them to move

  • scaredtogooutsidenow

    I couldn’t finish this…
    I hope nobody who starts a fight reads this!

  • Revenanteye

    Any blow to the head or spine with sufficient force can be fatal. But striking at the bottom of the Adam’s apple with even moderate force is 100% lethal..unless of course you have a tracheotomy kit handy and can perform self surgery in less that 2 minutes.

  • Educated

    This is completely inaccurate and wrong. Boxers and MMA fighters do many of these and very few, if any have ever died as a result. Hook to jaw, kidney shot.

    If a superheavyweight boxer / mma fighter doesnt kill someone when they do these moves, do you really think the average joe would?
    get a grip

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  • Dave

    I’m reading this in school…

  • Anarchy

    Good list although the attack to the eyes with forming a V shape isn’t as useful as using your thumb. It’s short and strong. Liked the chockehold. Not only don’t you need to hold more then 5 secs for someone to pass out you also and break someones neck as well as give them brain damage.

  • hesham

    i want to know how i can kill brok bone

  • The iron shamrock

    If anything I enjoyed this in a way that it was funny. Not insluting this list, in fact, it is magnificent, I love this list in The essence that it isn’t ridiculous, but it can really happen and I can imagine myself doing this. Lol, nice list.

  • Buck Morris

    I thought this was serious at first.

  • G.Busey

    meh, you’d have to be a trained navy seal to pull off these maneuvers. “Shatter the ribcage”? Maybe, if you had the punching force of a professional boxer. In short, folks, if you’re in a hand to hand life or death struggle you just gotta hope your opponents pain tolerance is lower than yours.


    i found 19 most effective.

  • Lumi Valkoinen

    There’s another one. Grab the enemy by the back of the skull and slam the flat side of your elbow against their nose. This cracks the bone. If you wish to do severe damage, possibly even kill them, use the heel of your palm and push the shattered bone upwards.
    I don’t know if this will actually kill them. There seems to be some speculation as to wether or not it would, but at the very least it will injure them and slow them down.

  • Felfire90

    Hit his temples really hard, go Full Nelson on him, hit his philtrum hard, bust his brain…

    Or just strangle him.

  • brooke

    hey so tjhis is how to kill some one

  • ali

    i used one of the technequies thank god i didnt kill him

  • Bulldog

    Who came up with this list? I have spent my life of 66 years in pursuit of the quickest way to inflict death or serious bodily injury with no other tools other than what you were born with, for the science of art. Generally if you know what you are doing and are of good physical shape you should be able to cause death as fast as a firearm or edged weapon. A true operator is going to be very humane, not wanting to cause undue pain and stress on the subject in the execution of his job. Other than “Choke hold” I wouldn’t use any of these, unless I was using some to cause unconsciousness so I could finish the job. If you are going to make a list; make a good one so the subject doesn’t suffer. I.e. “Adams Apple” he/she will be suffering and looking at you for over a minute before unconsciousness in sues. Please review and make a better list.

    • Bulldog….What makes you think an operator cares about being humane? Having been an operator, the only things that mattered to me, was the survival of my team, myself and eliminating the enemy. I couldn’t have cared less if my enemy suffered as long as he couldn’t fight back.

  • hitler

    hmmm,the world will soon see what I truly I am,so pitifull hitler was right..

  • amanda

    aparently attacking the testicles can cause death

  • An

    “A fight was never won by defensive action.”

    This person has obviously never heard of aikido.

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  • Arianna

    I would just like to say that I read this list some time ago merely cuz i was bored one night but a couple of nites ago a man tried to force me into his van and rip my jeans and I dunno how but I remembered techniques 3 and 5 and ran for my car. To the writer of this list, thank you so much you probably saved my life.

  • jhnnn

    Only two of these will have a high chance of killing… pulling the throat witha ll your force (everything in the neck will collapse due to how fragile the muscles in there are) and ripping out the testicles

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  • ObamaLovesMexicans

    This is terrible, the article might as well have been “1 – 20, hit someone anywhere on their body with enough foce”

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  • Jason A Dufault

    It takes 8lbs. of force to crush the trachea resulting in a fairly slow death do to asphyxia. If more fore is use the subject will die faster. A blow of some 20-25lbs is sufficient to crush the trachea and snap the subjects neck in a single deft strike. Tactics like these are use by members of the armed forces namely the special forces and navy seals. The goal of performing a strike like this is to kill with minimal to no noise made. Taking a life is a heavy matter and should alwys be the last resort. But if you must take a life then be efficient in your actions and decisive in you resolve to do so.

  • 1234killer

    awesome things going on here mate, And where the hell do you get these, UNLESS YOU’VE DONE THEM YOURSELF!

  • Some of these techniques may prove fatal…..But waiting for someone to die of shock or asphyxiation will get you killed…..Folks, striking someone on the bridge of the nose WILL NOT kill them. The bones of the nose are tiny and fragile, you will tear apart the nasal sinuses but not kill anyone. That is for the movies….Most people who die after this strike are actually dying from another injury, with sufficient force you can cause a brain trauma. BUT it is NOT from the nasal bones and sufficient force to any part of the head can cause a fatal brain injury BUT may also break your hand. A strongman’s strike to the heart? Anyone can kill someone with a strike to the sternum, but some people are easier to kill than others….If you catch the person at the right time, you can irreversibly break the hearts rhythm, killing them. ALSO, if the person has a xiphoid process at the base of their sternum, an upward strike to that will push it up into the heart.

  • Karmakaze

    What a load of rubbish this article is, the vast majority of these “fatal attacks” are anything but. A hook to the jaw? Not even Tyson has killed someone that way. A half nelson? Bahahaha what a joke.

    • Maybe so…..But I have seen fights end in death because someone fell off a curb, was thrown into a door jam, or stumbled into the path of a car….Any of these can prove fatal under the right circumstances. That is why it is always better to walk, but when you can’t, you maim or kill. Anything less will get you maimed or killed!!!

  • leigha

    i hate people

  • Marc

    You learn things from reading and listening, and now I’m ready. :)

  • drew

    95% of humans aren’t. Nearly Strong enough to deliver these blows on a fatal level. And the chokes stop blood flow. Just stop choking when they go limp. Best one here is a punch to the throat. Very effective

  • Kate

    ………………………………………………… Well things are looking up.

  • Christy Miller

    i having been having thoughts about killing my mate … cause all we do is fuss an argue everyday.

  • Eric

    This is dumb. Surely you’d require a great deal of force to accomplish these. Your best chance is to guard your face, control the arms at the shoulders, and hit them in known painful areas. Then rear-naked choke until the police arrive.

  • no one

    im going to kill myself

  • fuck and shit

    The purpose of self-defense is not to murder somebody. If you use “self-defense” as an excuse to murder somebody you’re either a sadistic bastard or just mentally insane.

  • Enter your comment here.this is bloody insane please put more info

  • I carry a collapsible baton, because if somebody does attack me they are either gonna be armed or it will be a group of attackers…If you find yourself threatened, your life in danger, you attack and don’t let up until you are certain your attacker/s are down…You can easily kill someone intentionally or unintentionally, this can lead to all kinds of legal issues…Your best bet is to attack joints…Elbows, knees, fingers and toes will cripple most people; just get the hell out of there when you have accomplished this…

  • kk

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  • Huh??? 100% fatal? I don’t think so….

  • Utter BS. “Nasion” simply doesn’t work. That was proven decades ago. Also, an attack to the philtrum may disable for a period but is not known to be fatal.

    I could go on, but seeing as how 2 out of the first 3 are complete bullshit, I don’t see the point.

  • p.prem ji

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  • warrior

    I’m pretty sure these are just from movies. I think it’s a joke. Breaking a human neck would probably take a great amount of leverage, since there are strong tendons holding it in place. If you have ever killed an animal with your bare hands, it can be quite messy and take a few tries… …There are a few reasons you should kill a human. Just because you don’t like him is not one of them.

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  • Aisha umar

    Haruna Yusuf you next onmy death list.

  • i personally know how to fight and say look if you think about it the thing is once you practice and know the move, never doubt yourself never think what if no you are superior you can do it. get yourself hyped up then go in like get mad and attack them like it’s life and death give them no time to even prepare themselves. today i got in a fight and ufc is truly a good show, i grabbed the guys shirt first i elbowed his lower jaw then two hands gripped his shirt placed my right leg behind his preventing him from successfully backing up and i pushed him hard as possible using a lot of strength ( i did this very fast i’d say less then two minutes) when he fell my confidence boosted 10% i rushed in throwing concentrated blows. don’t fear the fight just know how to do what you do and execute it. i’m 17 in high school, and if i can do it so can you

  • hook to jaw works.

  • priya jayapal

    me too want to kill a dirty person

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  • black_ice

    na i prefer mi Magnum no1 mess wit me wen i flash it ha ha

  • kevin

    These tips should not be listed here. It only promotes violence.

  • adam the boogeyman

    next person to piss me off is getting a brainbuster

  • shalu siraj

    i am a new form of devil a evil angel

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