Asfixiante

Level: Advanced | Style: Briga de rua (Street Fighting)

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While the literal translation of this is based on suffocation or rather the act of it, the asfixiante is a straight punch thrown with either hand. Taking clues from its name, the target may have originally been the throat instead of the face.

Move Background

Asfixiante is a closed fisted blow to the throat. The blow is rarely used and is reserved for use in a real life case of self defense. Asfixiante is not really used in the Capoeira game due to the risk of the blow. The punch is rarely used and is reserved for use in a true case of self-defense. The larynx and trachea are some of the soft tissues that can be easily damaged or destroyed by impact. For this reason, deliberate throat strikes are not allowed in the UFC under the Unified MMA Rulebook. This makes it very difficult to determine how effective a throat slap is in the "real world". It is by no means an easy landing strike. As already mentioned, the chin and arms do a good job defending the area. If you accidentally hit your chin, you can break your arm. Speculation aside, it's easy to say that if you've used this punch successfully, it's possible to inflict critical damage on someone.

Step by step guide

  • This is one of the few closed fisted strikes and maybe not so surprisingly is aimed at one of the softer parts of a person’s body.
  • Although the throat is defended in part by the chin and the shoulder, punching this area would do a lot of damage.
  • In the short term, breathing would be difficult and in the long term, the opponent could die from asfixiation.
  • Asfixiante is not really used in the game of Capoeira for the risks associated with the blow.

Asfixiante is a punch to the throat. It is one of the few blows with a clenched fist, and it may not be surprising that it is aimed at one of the softer parts of a person's body. Although the throat is partially protected by the chin and shoulder, hitting this area would cause a lot of injury. In the short term, breathing would be difficult, and in the long term, the opponent could die of suffocation.


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