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I go to lots of movies and almost universally in fight scenes at some point someone gives the other guy a head butt.  I don't know if you have ever given or received a head butt but it hurts you as much as the other guy.  Hollywood has apparently not figured this out.  Also, have you ever noticed whenever they have a gung fu scene and the guy/gal are waiving their arms around or kicking there is a swooshing sound?  Never actually seen anyone that can move their arms fast enough that it makes a noise.  I guess with no head butts or swooshes the fights would not be as entertaining.

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27 minutes ago, Larsen E. Pettifogger, SASS #32933 said:

 Also, have you ever noticed whenever they have a gung fu scene and the guy/gal are waiving their arms around or kicking there is a swooshing sound?  Never actually seen anyone that can move their arms fast enough that it makes a noise.  I guess with no head butts or swooshes the fights would not be as entertaining.

Blame the Foley artists for that one.

 

They dub in the sound effects after the scene is shot and, apparently, the Foley artists doing martial arts movies today studied under the Shaw Brothers of the golden age of the Hong Kong kung fu movie.:unsure:  I keep waiting for them to screw with the voice track and unsync the sound to the lip movement so it looks more like the English dubbed movies from the '70's I grew up watching.

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Yeah!  Watching a rerun episode of Hawaii Five O and the good guy is shooting a pair of semi-auto pistols. The bad guys are shooting full auto rifles. The good guy is hiding behind a low hedge!!

 

HHMMMMMMMM!:wacko:

 

 

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Blackwater 53393 said:

Yeah!  Watching a rerun episode of Hawaii Five O and the good guy is shooting a pair of semi-auto pistols. The bad guys are shooting full auto rifles. The good guy is hiding behind a low hedge!!

 

HHMMMMMMMM!:wacko:

 

 

 

 

They even did better than that in cartoons back in the day.

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It depends on how you do it.  If you put the top of your forehead forcefully into their nose it doesn't hurt you much.   

Likewise, if someone has you from behind snapping your head back into their face isn't too bad.

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Hiding behind a dozer blade is better than hiding behind a hedge, especially when your adversaries know where you are!!

 

Concealment is better than nothing, but cover is definitely preferable!!

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I head butted one guy in my life. 
I was playing pool in a bar and drinking pretty heavily and this loud mouthed butthead kept on making smarta**ed comments and I confronted him. We faced off and he moved in to intimidate me. He stood about 3 or 4 inches taller than me and his breath smelled awful and in my drunken state I got a brilliant idea…I drew back my head and then forcefully planted my forehead right into his lower jaw. There was a flash. I felt his jaw give and sensed his head jerking backwards. I seem to recall a moment of joy as I saw this big hunk of lumbering goof crumbling backwards to the ground. At that moment I also realized I was going down. I think I blacked out for a couple of moments. I heard laughing and some yelling and then felt hands picking my up and pulling me to my feet. The big guy’s friends were picking him up. They stood us both up facing each other. He was grinning at me. He called me something I didn’t quite hear and everyone laughed and the next thing I know this dude grabs me, puts his arm around me and starts us both walking towards the bar. 
The fight was over and done as quick as it started. I am pretty sure I had a mild concussion. The rest of the night was a blur. 
I would never head butt anyone again and had I not seen it done so well in some stupid movie I probably would have never attempted it in the first place. 
 

 

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A bit off topic ~ TV shows like "Nash Bridges."  Don Johnson and Cheech Marin can wipe out an SUV full of bad guys wielding Uzi's or M-16's with a 1911 and Ruger P89.  

 

But then... they're the good guys.  :rolleyes:

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I've considered it a time or two, while watching movies. A headbutt to the face - whether forehead to face if you're facing him, or back of skull to face if he has grabbed you from behind - might do pretty good. Nice strong thick skull bone smashing into nose cartilage should cause a broken nose, which will cause your eyes to blacken and swell shut, and you have difficulty breathing.

 

But the way they do it in the movies and on TV is forehead to forehead, and that seems like it would be quite painful. And if you could hit someone in the forehead hard enough to do them damage, it's probably going to do you the same amount of damage.

 

And remember what Sancho said - whether the stone hits the pitcher, or the pitcher hits the stone, it's going to be bad for the pitcher.

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There are 6 places on your skull where the plates fuse that for a person over about 16 years old are safer to use as impact points.

Yes it hurts, but IME all fights hurt win or lose, winning just generally hurt less.

 

Used to do a triple speed break headbutt. Always got a strawberry at impact point.

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In the current movie Snake Eyes the hero is gutting fish with a Ginsu knife.  He is attacked by 20 trained Ninja assasins armed with samurai swords.  He kills them all.  I ordered a new set of Ginsu's when I got home.

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3 hours ago, Larsen E. Pettifogger, SASS #32933 said:

The king of the head butt - Bo Bo Brazil.  And we all know wrestling is real.

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He was one of my favorites as a kid watching wrestling !! 

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On 8/28/2021 at 12:07 AM, Hardpan Curmudgeon SASS #8967 said:

A bit off topic ~ TV shows like "Nash Bridges."  Don Johnson and Cheech Marin can wipe out an SUV full of bad guys wielding Uzi's or M-16's with a 1911 and Ruger P89.  

 

But then... they're the good guys.  :rolleyes:

DJ packed a Bren 10.

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27 minutes ago, J.D. Daily said:

DJ packed a Bren 10.

 

Looks like a Bren, but... From Internet Movie Firearms Database http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Talk:Nash_Bridges ... :rolleyes:

Custom M1911

  • Inspector Nash Bridges (Don Johnson) uses a highly customized Model 1911 in .38 Super with a two port compensator. The gun was designed by Jim Zubiena, and built at Mac's .45 Shop. It featured a Colt MK IV Series 70 slide which was custom cut to Commander length and equipped with Bomar sights, with a BarSto barrel. The frame was a Springfield, which had been hard chromed. It also has a Smith and Alexander flat mainspring with magazine well, a combat hammer, beavertail grip safety, extended slide catch, and an extended ambi-safety. It was used through all six seasons of the show.

 

Talk:Nash Bridges - Internet Movie Firearms Database - Guns in Movies, TV  and Video Games

Nash Bridges' Custom 1911 - .38 Super. This is the actual pistol that was used by Don Johnson in the show.

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He carried the Bren Ten in Miami Vice the first season.

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After suffering an unconscious producing blow to the head due to a fall, cartoon and video head blows are no longer funny.  mine occurred in spring 1919 and I have yet to recover completely.

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27 minutes ago, Noz said:

After suffering an unconscious producing blow to the head due to a fall, cartoon and video head blows are no longer funny.  mine occurred in spring 1919 and I have yet to recover completely.

 

So I see.:D

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