5 Tips To Survive A Street Fight
We generally watch and enjoy boxing in live shows or on the television screens. Boxing is also an effective martial art for self protection in street fights
. An aimed punch of a boxer is sometimes more deadly than any other types of physical attack.
When two equally talented persons engage in a fight, it is always the punches that matter in deciding the victor. Compared to the other types of martial arts, boxing is a skill that is easy to learn.
Basically, boxing involves generally four types of punches which are jab, cross, hook and uppercut . A boxer is feared in the streets because he can get away in any fight, with a few decisive strikes from his side. When you are in a street confrontation, the fight usually ends with another person backing off or a knock out.
Here are 5 useful tips to survive a street fight.
1. Protect your personal space – Remember, you need to defend your personal space for defensive purposes.
Your first attempt should therefore be to protect an assumed boundary around you. This can be done with some form of calm verbal communication without any sudden physical movement.
Before the fight happens, you have to secure your personal space the length of your arms outstretched. Usually when you raise both your arms at your chest level with opened palm, it sends a signal of a social barrier around you that another person may not intrude, unless you express some combative intentions.
If a person attempts to breach your barrier with any ulterior intention, it is your signal to respond instantly or pre-empt with a strike. If you are attacked first and you want to keep the attacker at bay, you can push him out of your personal space with multiple quick jabs and moving off at the same time.
2. Strike first and strike hard – When your personal space has been breached, your next move is the pre-empted strike. Striking first is the best technique in any fight.
An attack from an arm level or even closer foils the chances of a counter attack. This is why people get their head punched first from the close range attack of an aggressor.
Hence the moment you sense the aggressor entering your personal barrier, strike him and strike him hard. Aim at his jaw to knock him out or hit is neck to make him unconscious. The attacker will be forced to withdraw in an attempt to protect his head rather than hitting you.
3. Rain blows after blows – When someone is attacking you, force should be met with force. There is nothing like fighting fire with fire.
When the attacker is hitting you, counter his strikes with your punches. This is where boxer excels because he can throw multiple punch combos at close range.
You should continue hitting until the aggressor backs off or when you see an opening for you to escape.
4. Defend yourself - Situation may arise when you will be at the receiving end of a fight. When you are taken unaware in an attack, you should stay calm and quickly regain your composure to strike back.
Try to defend yourself and protect your body and head with your elbows and position your fists next to your face. Raising both your shoulders to protect your neck. You have to keep moving in order to avoid being a punching bag.
5. Fight dirty - One has to observe certain rules and regulations when fighting in a competition event. However, when you are in a street fight, there are no such rules and regulations. In order to survive, you have to fight dirty.
Use your brain and think. Use guile and deceptive methods in order to confuse or mislead the attacker. When you see an opening, land a quick counter strike punch.
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