to Fight Multiple Attackers
Fighting in the street
is nothing like
martial arts or sport fighting. You’ll learn that quickly if you
ever are presented with a real life confrontation. Street fighting
is an art form in itself and needs to be treated as such. Rarely
will a street fight ever go down in an organized or predictable
fashion. Your attacker(s) won’t give you warning or notice when
things are about to begin. More often than not, you will be dealing
with more than one person as well. You must be very aware of your
surroundings, and know that there are probably other people around
who will attack you.
The first step when
multiple attackers is to get a good view of your surroundings and
know when you are outnumbered. This happens in many cases. You’ll
want to know how many people there are, where they are, and how large
want to position
yourself so that you can fight them one at a time. If you’re
standing in the center of a room, you’re going to get attacked
behind. It’s going to happen. Be prepared for a headlock or other
choke. Try to position yourself in a corner or hallway so that
attackers can not get behind you. This will allow you to take them
on one at a time.
spend too much time on
one person. If you do, the others will jump in. Never go to the
ground. As soon as you go down, you are going to get stomped. Stay
on your feet at all costs. Your best bet for multiple attackers is
to try to stun them with a single strike, then move on to the next
attacker, or escape. Trips and takedowns work well too. Attempt to
stun or drop an attacker, then immediately move on to the next.
In this type of
situation, full force
is completely necessary. Don’t be afraid to go for the cheap
shots, your life is in danger. The neck and groin are fair game.
Tripping also works well. If you can get them on the ground, that
buys you some time. Grappling will get you jumped. Don’t wrap up
with an attacker if his friends are nearby, you won’t win. Stun
him or drop him and move on.
It’s always a
good idea to escape if
you have any opportunity. Nobody will call you a coward for running
away while outnumbered. If you can, injure one of the attackers with
a strong attack or takedown, then take off while the others are
distracted. Sometimes a powerful blow to one of the group will cause
the others to leave you alone. Use any force necessary to do this.
is about controlling your environment. If you think you’re going
to fight off 3 guys indefinitely like in the movies, you’re dead
wrong. Eventually you are going to lose. Control the environment,
strike fast and hard, and escape as soon as you get the chance.
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