In order to silence someone, a Combat Pragmatist
may strike against the throat, either aiming for the Adam's apple or the trachea (windpipe). This is usually very effective. It may even kill the one being hit.
, this can be fatal, and it's very painful and uncomfortable even when it's not fatal.
See also: Choke Holds
Films -- Live Action
- In Serenity, River punches Simon in the throat to prevent him from saying the implanted trigger phrase that makes her fall asleep.
Live Action Television
- In one of the Vampire: The Masquerade books, a character in a short interlude does this to the prince. It can't kill him, since he is a vampire, but it does prevent him from using his Compelling Voice.