Kinamotay involves extensive use of grappling and manipulation of nerve and pressure points, so as to allow the practitioner to inflict pain and control the opponent while applying the
The biting aspect of kinamutoy concerns itself with what targets to bite, how much to bite at a time, and the angle and movement of the bite. Favoured targets include sensitive and easily
accessible areas such as the face, neck, ear, groin, nipple, and latissimus dorsi muscle. These targets are also chosen over others because of the difficulty countering a kinamotay
practitioner biting them, and hence to ensure that an uninterrupted bite can take place.