Learn How to Defend Yourself Against a Larger Attacker

Self-defense against a much bigger person

Without a doubt, the worst situation you can be in is being faced with a larger attacker. Contrary to popular belief, size does actually matter. So, here you’ll learn how to defend yourself against a larger attacker.

So, you might be thinking: “Is it even possible to defend yourself against such a big guy?”

Firstly, it is, but it’s not an easy task. It’s a very challenging situation and it’s important to be well prepared, physically and mentally.

If the person is much bigger then you, chances are he’s also much stronger then you which puts you at a disadvantage. However, all is not lost. There is still a chance for you to get away if you know the proper techniques.

The importance of a first strike

One of the first things you want to consider if ever you are fearing for your life and are faced with an attacker who is much larger then you is that you want to be the one to hit first.

I mean, think about it. Do you really want to have someone who is twice your size the opportunity to hit you first?

Chances are he might knock you out or severely injure you, which then makes it very difficult for you to get away.

Here’s a complete instructional video on how to defeat a larger attacker.

In addition, you watch a clip on how to protect yourself against a larger attacker in the video below:

So, the first thing to do if ever you need to defend yourself against a larger attacker is to hit first. Usually, a headbutt can do the trick.

Since the person is larger than you, chances are he’s also taller than you, so you can easily headbutt your attacker without even needing to get into position. Additionally, open palm strikes, or elbow strikes also work well.

Stand your ground and avoid wrestling a bigger guy

Another important factor to remember is to not wrestle your opponent. That is the last thing you want to be doing. Don’t forget, your attacker is much bigger than you, so he will be able to outweigh you every time.

Also, by attempting to wrestle your opponent, you’re only wasting your energy and tiring yourself. So, don’t waste your time. Go straight for a strike that will leave an impact and give you the way out.

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Patrick Viana

Self Defense Blog