Situational awareness is key to good self defence! But is is not enough. This week we look at how to make good ‘Threat Assessment’ for your personal safety. We look at a street fight in which the victim did not focus on his attackers, then we advise on what you should do to protect and defend yourself in a street fight.
In Self Defence what you should NEVER Do to protect yourself in a street fight. Here are a fighting tips that will help you in defend yourself against a bad guy who means you harm.
This is a documentary style approach in how to defend yourself in a fight when facing extreme violence. Here’s how to avoid getting knocked out in one punch by not making these 3 epic fails in a street fight:
#1 ALLOWING SOMEONE TO MAKE THE FIRST MOVE
We get that you are a nice person and you don’t want to hurt someone, but the biggest fail is to wait too long in a confrontation to take action in your own self defence. This doesn’t mean that you should punch someone who gets in your face. What we are really saying is that you should recognise the danger signals of escalation of violence. Basically, look for warning signs so you can at least change your position or location, for example to minimise your vulnerability to say a sucker punch.
It is not always about punching someone first, it is more the case of prevention and control. You must gain control of the situation for your own personal safety and security. Be aware of the surroundings and never let someone have control over you in a fight.
#2 ASSUMING YOUR ATTACKER WILL MOVE HOW YOU EXPECT
One of the biggest problems you may face is to second guess how the person will attack you. This is often the case when people practice martial arts in a Dojo. A typical martial arts practitioner is used to a clinical and standardised way of fighting and moving. To a certain extent they are used to defending themselves against clear patterns of attack that they can see.
However, the reality is that someone that means you harm will attack you when you can’t see it coming. That’s the meaning of a sucker punch. We always say that the punch that knocks you out is the one that you often don’t see. So don’t get knocked out by one punch. Make sure that you keep your awareness about you. Most importantly don’t have any expectation that the bad guy will attack you in a certain way.
#3 NOT THINKING ABOUT YOUR OWN SAFETY: BELIEVING THAT YOU WON’T GET HURT
Some people think that they are untouchable and this leads to a false sense of safety and security in a confrontation. Worst amongst us are those that train in martial arts. While training in a martial art is a great thing to do for many reasons that do not relate to fighting, people in martial arts still feel that they have superhuman powers. That is, they think that they will never be punched in the face in a real fight. Of course, the opposite is true and very likely. Yet many martial artists are surprised when they are punched in the face and don’t react how they thought they would in a real fight.
HERE ARE SOME VIDEOS THAT RELATE TO THIS TOPIC:
3 Things YOU MUST DO to Face Fear & Intimidation in a Fight | How to Defend Yourself https://youtu.be/_ZBmGZje8KM
How to fight fear and intimidation in self defence depends on how you defend yourself by controlling space both physically and psychologically.
Defending the 2 on 1 SUCKER PUNCH | How to Defend Yourself from a Surprise Attack https://youtu.be/djLPZt1S9Kw
How to defend yourself against two attackers and a brutal sucker punch requires the best self defence strategy for a real fight.
Surprise, Punch & Drop SOMEONE INSTANTLY!!! How to Defend Yourself in a Fight https://youtu.be/Xbhm8b-LwZw
How to defend yourself or even how to fight at close quarters requires short distance power.
We have lots more videos on how to fight with Wing Chun. Please visit our channel. Better yet feel free to leave a comment or a suggestion of what you would like us to film for you. It does not have to be about Wing Chun it can be about any subject related to fighting, how to fight, Wing Chun techniques, or even Wing Chun vs other styles of martial arts. We are happy to pass on our knowledge and experience free of charge.
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