Blocking a Punch from a Bigger Attacker

Chances are in most situations; your attacker will always be bigger than you. After all, it’s logical when you think about it because why would an attacker go after someone bigger?

So, you need to be smart about how you will defend yourself against a bigger attacker. Blocking his strikes should be one way to defend yourself.

With your attacker being taller than you, his punches will have that much more range and power. Therefore, you need to be able to use all your strength in blocking the punch with your arm.

One of the things you want to avoid is doing a 90◦ angle with your arm. Since your attacker is bigger and stronger, he’ll easily be able to intercept it.

So, your best bet is to extend your arm in almost a straight line (with a slight angle in your elbow). Once you’ve done that, go around your attacker and trap him with your chest to his back.

If you’ve managed to trap your opponent in this position, then you can use it to your advantage by striking him. The bicep palm strike which requires you to grab the back of his neck and hitting him with your bicep is an effective strike you can do in this position since your attacker will not see it coming and you will get the element of surprise.

Watch our video to see how you can block a punch from a bigger attacker.

As seen in the video, make sure to put enough strength behind your strike to get the desired impact.

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