to Win a Street Fight
Street combat is a
dangerous and unique
type of fight that has the potential to do serious damage to those
involved. Unlike sport fighting and MMA, there are no referees to
end the fight, and no rules to protect the fighters. Anything goes
in a street fight. For this reason, street fighting is actually not
at all similar to cage fighting or other forms of martial arts. You
will rarely see organized or technically correct fights in real life.
Most times, it comes down to who has more street combat experience,
rather than who is the better martial artist.
Generally, the moves
you encounter in a
real life confrontation do not resemble karate. For this reason,
it’s hard to train for street combat via ordinary martial arts
self defense classes. Instead, you need to have a game plan and know
what to expect in a real life scenario. In a bar fight, your
attacker isn’t going to shake your hand and walk into his corner
before you begin fighting. They are likely going to talk trash,
shove you, or throw a sudden haymaker. These are the things that you
need to train for.
To win a street fight
you need to know
which common signals to look for and have a plan to react immediately
and without hesitation when you see them. Street combat is more
about a short burst of explosive action, rather than 5 rounds of
strategic striking and defense. And to be completely honest, defense
is rarely even a factor in most street fights. If you think
going to learn how to block every type of attack your opponent could
throw at you, you’re sadly mistaken. That’s not how things
Your surroundings are
factor when engaging in street combat. While in a ring, you don’t
need to worry about being blindsided or choked out by one of your
attacker’s buddies. In a real fight, this is extremely common.
Walls, tables, bystanders, all these things play a large part in a
street fight. If you think you’re going to square up and have a
fair one on one fight with your attacker, think again. That is
rarely the way things go. Knowing what to look for can be the
difference between a winning fight and being stomped unconscious.
Street fighting is a
very unique form
of combat and should be treated as its own individual style. It is
unlike any type of sport fighting or martial arts, and should not be
taken lightly. Relying on martial arts in a street fight can be a
deadly mistake. While I am an advocate of martial arts, they simply
are not enough to get the job done on the street. Thinking you’re
safe because you know a few karate moves is a recipe for disaster.
Don’t get caught in a sticky situation without knowing all the
dirty secrets to real life street combat.
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