Eye jab: The superior self-defense weapon

Self-defense by an eye gouge

On the way to familiarizing the techniques of self-defense to the world, we receive knowledge, experience, and advice from experts in many disciplines. 

I raised a question to them, 

The answer received from many of them was “eye poke/eye jab”

My question was which techniques can make a beginner the skillful self-defense expert in a minimum period?

(Simple technique, easy to understand, easy to handle under pressure, against multiple attackers were my requirements)

Comment any technique you believe that the efficiency is higher than the eye poke or eye jab. We can discuss, compare and study

@closerangetactics explains Eye jab by an U.S. Special Forces soldier

Finger jab to the eye

This article discusses the effectiveness of eye jab/eye poke for self-defense. 

Do not get misunderstand that eye poke attack is the Iron Dome, A magic that can bring you all the defensive protection. It would not be a shortcut or a hack to make you win all the street fights as a superhero. 

Doing a 100% correct eye poke is a complicated movement. Since the eye is a small target, human autonomic responses to protect eyes, fighting hand positions can be covered the target, easily

Consideration of any movement as a superpower technique will limit you into a frame and blocks your mind and disturb options. Moreover, it can make you more await for a movement by the opponent until he does your expectation to have the pre scheduled counterattack.  

pros and cons of applying an eye poke explains by ekkiselfdefence

Continual practicing, ability to fight under pressure, ability to withstand pain, and never back down mentality only can make a perfect person against real danger <See 7 Tips to Attack First & Knock Out the aggressor  for more detail>

Comment the skills which can be used on, winning a fight and escaping easily

Why eye especially

pexels photo 9891997 DefenseTrendZ

The eye is one of the most vulnerable organs in the human body. A sudden poke into the attacker’s eye will stop the attack, robbery, or sexual harassment immediately and can confuse the aggressor. Offers enough time to get escape from the danger

Proper attack by eye jab.

The eye poke doesn’t require much power or a higher level of fitness. But the speed, accuracy of the target, and precious timing can make the attack a superior level. Along with proper practicing of footwork, a non-confrontational stance (passive stance) can make a better surprise counter-attack to the aggressor.

This attack can be learned by following almost all the martial arts as well as in many of the modern self-defense systems like Krav Maga. 

Shall we discuss the martial arts/Defense systems which use finger jab to eye? Please comment.

Share any technique you follow to make the eye finger jab more accurate much efficient.

Once you have correctly done the attack on the aggressor, the next opportunity is yours to open the attack. The confusion, pain of him allows you to under control the situation. Even for the Worst beast along with greater fitness, size also can be managed easily.

The fastest martial artist said

Facing with the choice of hitting your opponent in the ribs or poking him in the eyes, you go for the eyes every time – Bruce Lee

Grand Master Bruce Lee was a person who understood the importance of this attack in a real situation to get survive quickly from the danger. He kept eye-poking into an important place in practicing Jeet Kune Do. 

Eye jab by Grand Master Bruce Lee

About Asiri Perera

Avatar of Asiri Perera

Check Also

Knife attack and sharp edge weapon attacks

Tips to defend against a knife attack

Edge weapons are the most used equipment in fighting. Train to defend against knife attacks


  1. Avatar of Manoranjan

    Quotes from Bruce Lee are inspiring !!

  2. Avatar of Daniel

    Hi there,

    I am reaching out to see if you’re interested in starting an ad campaign or improving the performance of an existing campaign on platforms like Google Ads, Bing Ads, Facebook Ads, and more by using PPC (Pay-Per-Click)?

    I am an expert in online advertising, and I will provide guaranteed traffic to your site, which can have a huge impact on your sales. Let me know if you’re interested.


    Daniel Todercan
    Owner, New Light Digital
    Our website: https://bit.ly/3Q9j2kY
    My phone number: 917-744-9170

  3. Avatar of JosephseerO

    Imagine getting to a place where all your hard work and investments finally pay off and you are able to receive a reliable stream of passive income that covers all of your expenses. That’s the dream when Warren Buffett said, “Never depend on a single income. Make investments to create a second source. ”

    Therefore, I bring you an amazing opportunity to make financial dreams come true. Seemingly, the best time to plant a tree was about 20 years ago. The second best time is now!

    Warren Buffett, in his school of thoughts, said, “Opportunities come infrequently. When it rains gold, put out the bucket, not the thimble. ”
    So why not join us on a long, stress-free journey towards financial breakthroughs? And in the near future, you will be glad you took that step.

    Start that journey today by registering with SafeTrust Innovations at http://www.safetrustinnovations.com/ using my referral code “sb4KIVEmHw”.

    “See you at the top!”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *