December 20, 2018 6 min read
VITAL TARGETS The body is divided into three sections: high, middle, and low. The effects of striking these targets follow (Source FM 21-150):
High Section. The high section includes the head and neck; it is the most dangerous target area.
Middle Section. The middle section extends from the shoulders to the area just above the hips. Most blows to vital points in this region are not fatal but can have serious, long-term complications that range from trauma to internal organs to spinal cord injuries.
Low Section. The low section of the body includes everything from the groin area to the feet. Strikes to these areas are seldom fatal, but they can be incapacitating.