/// “Neck Snap” CQC Maneuver V1
Guide on how to snap someone’s neck in close quarters hand-to-hand combat.
This is the aligned face stance version (Forward V1) of offensive attack to irrevocably subdue a target by snapping / breaking their neck with your hands.
The specific point of attack is to the neck vertebrae (bones in the neck and spine), which will in varying degrees; cause damage to the spinal cord, nerves, muscles, ligaments, cartilage and arteries.
Depending on the severity of the maneuver and impact to each part of the neck region, the result to the target is as follows; unconsciousness from cerebral hypoxia (loss of blood to the brain), paralysis of respiratory muscles (can’t breath), paralysis of the autonomic nervous system (organ failure) and paralysis of general motor functions (can’t move).
A combination or even a single point of damage of any of the said results is often lethal within seconds, if not always incapacitating – when properly executed.
In the forward version, you will be facing relative to the target’s front (face to face). When in an advantageous combat position, move your right (dominant) hand from below to “cup” the target’s chin squarely in your palm, simultaneously moving your left hand over the top of the target’s head, grasping a good chunk of hair.
If the target is wearing a hat or has short hair, reach further around with your left hand to get a firm grip of the skull. Preferably the fingers using the top of the temporal bone (temple) for retention, or the part of the parietal bone (central side or upper back part of skull) where it dips in, also for retention.
Once each hand has been properly placed at the same time, engage a double-singular motion by slightly but swiftly twisting both hands simultaneously clockwise (to relax / disorient the neck muscles) then sharply jerk your left hand counter clockwise while pushing up the chin with your right hand in the same direction.
Both hands must be in sync for each motion, maximizing force in a precise location by harmonious leverage of opposing sides; left and right / top and bottom. The actual action is like cracking a whip.
Brute strength is good but equalized leverage is better – fluidity of motion and uninterrupted velocity.
The physical objective is not to literally break the neck bones, while delicate, is still hard. It’s to disrupt the nerves, arteries, spine, muscles and cartilage.