Street Fighting Psychology – What You Ought To Know
Sometimes people may have to face certain unexpected attacks on the streets
that require defending themselves in order to protect from physical injuries, though understandably they would like to avoid such clashes.
It is important that you should get adequately trained to face such eventualities. At the outset, you should understand how fighting develops suddenly on the streets and how many people actually witness such a street fight.
Street combats usually erupt suddenly and there is nothing like an expected attack. That is why many people talk forcefully about real fighting vis-à-vis an MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) system of self defense.
You should first understand several aspects regarding street fights, like what is a street fight? Why does it occur? What steps you should take to avoid such situations and if that is not possible, how should he defend himself?
If you do not have a proper temperament, there is no way you can surmount many hurdles that you may come across from time to time. If your state of mind is not proper, all the martial art techniques and self-defense training programs are of no use. In these situations, there is no place for egoism.
The other aspect you should understand is that self-defense involves risking your life. You should also be aware of local factors such behavior of the people and how people adjust in their society. In a modern society, all people are not alike. Their views are different and their reactions to situations are also different.
Everyone does not attach the same importance to morality. The meaning of morality is not the same for all people. What someone considers as wrong is right for the other person.
For example, a thief feels that robbing is the only method to stay alive because his conditions may force him to believe in what is doing. As he is distressed, he is prepared to take many risks, which no one would dare to think of. It therefore follows that you should develop an understanding of realties in life.
You should be familiar with all the complexities involved in street fights. In a street fight, there can be only two alternatives, either challenging the opponent or if not possible, running away from the scene of action rather than risking your life.
A person in the habit of browbeating others has a “psychological advantage” over others and he can very well anticipate what to expect; whereas an ordinary, untrained person does not know what he is up against.
Every aspect about such persons, the way they dress, the way they walk, their way of talking and everything about him appear threatening. The assailant knows in advance about what is going to happen next and who is going to be his opponent. These people are well aware of human behavioral patterns better than a normal person.
An attacker will not move around alone and is generally escorted by two or three people. These people are meant to support him in all his actions and the assailant derives strength from them. These people always carry knives and other items useful in an attack.
The person coming face to face with the likely assailant should quickly assess the situation and understand why he finds himself in that position. There could be several possibilities why that person and his followers would like to attack. In most of the cases, the reasons include personal animosity, taking revenge for the acts committed in the past that have antagonized him or family disputes.
In at least in 80% of instances, the attacks are due to past actions of the victim. Sometimes people find themselves in the line of attack in street fights between two local warring groups or entangle themselves in some territory disputes. This is the reason why it is important to study behavioral patterns of people in a society so that you can foresee what it is like in a street fight and decide when to intervene and when to avoid.
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