Saturday, 5 September 2009

rabbit punch is a blow to the neck or to the base of the skull. It is considered especially dangerous because it can damage the cervical vertebrae and subsequently the spinal cord, which may lead to serious spinal cord injury or even death.

A rabbit punch can also be a blow directly to the kidney region; this can often cause internal bleeding and often leads to cardiac arrest.


Because this is a potentially fatal blow, the rabbit punch is illegal in boxing[1] and many other combat sports that involve striking. The punch's name is derived from the use of the technique by hunters to kill rabbits with a quick, sharp strike to the back of the head, for instance using a blunt object such as a steel pipe.

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