Best Self-Defense Techniques from a Seated Position

Most people spend their day in a seated position. After all, that’s most office jobs so it’s not unusual to be spending most of our days in a seated position. However, when it comes to self-defense techniques, it’s difficult to think of any from a seated position.

We’ve repeatedly explained the importance of awareness. It’s crucial for you to always be aware of your surroundings. Therefore, if you see someone coming near you with an intent to fight, you must right away angle your body towards them so you’re facing them.

This is the first and most important rule for a self-defense technique in a seated position. Why? Because the last thing you want is turning your back towards your attacker. You won’t be able to see them coming and you don’t know how or what they will use as an attack mechanism. Therefore, it’s important to be facing them at all costs.

Try and angle your body off the chair facing your attacker. You also want to be aware of your footwork. That way, you are ready to strike when they come near you. If your attacker goes to fight you, you have to be prepared right away to strike. It’s crucial for you to be the first one to strike. This will give you an advantage and a better chance of getting away. Especially if your attacker is bigger than you.

Our video on self-defense from a seated position shows you the best techniques to defend yourself in these situations:

Obviously, the best technique is if you see someone coming near you with an intent to attack you, get up from your seated position without giving them the impression that you are aware of them. That way, when they go to strike you, you can be the first one to strike and give them the element of surprise.

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