When we think about being attacked, most of us assume and think that it’s going to be by a complete stranger. Rare are the people who can envision being attacked by someone they already know.
This is probably what an auto shop owner considered, when he was confronted by one of his employees. I’m saying that because, if he thought he had been attacked by his employee, he wouldn’t have turned his back on him.
Before I go on with the breakdown of this video, it’s important to always keep in mind that if someone is upset at you and a heated argument is taking place between you and that person, you need to be on high alert for an incoming strike and attack.
It doesn’t matter who the person is, you need to be in high alert, in “code red” at all times. You need to be ready for anything. It’s also important to say that you should be trying to defuse a fight at all times. You want to avoid fighting and avoid getting the person more angry at you.
You can use verbal de-escalation tactics to help you defuse the situation.
Now, about the video, it’s seems to be a story about an auto shop repair owner who gets punched and beaten up after he allegedly tried to “screw over” one of his employees.
Now, I’m not here to determine who’s right and who’s wrong. I’m here to analyze the fight that went on and how it could have been avoided.
First off, when someone is threatening you and being aggressive towards you, even if he’s just talking but seems really upset, you need to be ready at all times and adopt a non-threatening fighting stance.
You need to be ready and never turn your back to that person. Let’s say everything fails and you do get assaulted, you need to fight back and defend yourself effectively.
You need to put your hands up and move accordingly by using tactical footwork principles to gain an advantage over your opponent. In a self-defense situation, you should be striking your opponent where it counts.
Watch the video clip and see how the store owner messed up big time before and during the attack.
You can see in the video clip, that lying on the floor and covering your face, is really not the best place to be. In fact, it’s probably one of the worst place to be in a fight. If you end up in that situation, you should try to get back on your feet as quickly as possible.
I hope you will find these tips useful. Feel free to leave a comment below. I would love to read what you have to say!
Stay safe and keep training hard.
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