Throwing sand (or anything else) in someone’s face may seem like a comical H2H move but it is an effective technique that I have employed on many occasions. Using an object thrown in a persons face to distract them for a follow-up offensive strike has been a documented fighting move as far back as 1898 in England (Bartitsu).
It is an involuntary reaction to close your eyes and shield your face when something is thrown towards or in your face. Some folks will recover faster than others, but generally speaking it will give you a quick moment to exploit where your opponent will be distracted.
Unless you live on a beach or carry around a pocket of sand you can pretty much use any other object in your environment as a thrown item. Common items like your keys, the salt from a salt shaker, dirt or gravel on the ground and even a hat (as used in Bartitsu) will surely distract (causing someone to close their eyes) or even temporally blind them (salt, sand, cocaine).
After they are distracted you can follow up with the Kick in the Nuts.
~James G Founder - Editor in Chief
James G is a Veteran Civilian Contractor who has worked in the Middle East and Southeast Asia for way too long. He spends his off time in Indonesia and Virginia getting drunk, shooting guns, writing poorly written articles and and throwing sand in peoples faces.