If ever you see someone who is much larger and taller than you, coming towards you with a baseball bat in an aggressive manner, then it’s safe to say that you’re in a very dangerous situation.
While your first instinct might be to run (which, lets be honest, is completely normal), you need to protect yourself and fight back will all you’ve got if he catches up to you.
You don’t know if the person will run after you or if he has friends close by that will chase you. So, running might not always be the best option in this self-defense situation. But don’t worry, there are many different ways you can still defend yourself.
One of the best things you can do in this scenario is to strike your attacker before he swings the bat at you. Pre-emptive striking comes in handy in this case.
Speed is a crucial aspect in this situation, because the last thing you want is to get hit with a baseball bat. Therefore, be alert and look for the perfect opportunity to strike your opponent.
Make sure you strike him with everything you’ve got to get the desired impact. The last thing you want is for your opponent to get angry and then really hit you with the baseball bat.
Here’s a live demonstration on how to deal with a baseball bat attack:
It’s important that no matter what you do, you protect your head since that’s one place that if you do get hit, the damage can be critical. Therefore, always try to have your hands up so you can block any hits your opponent attempts to make.
One of the best ways to be ready is to practice with your training partner. This will help you develop your blocking skills as well as your timing.
Click on the following link to see our video on how to defend yourself against a taller attacker with a baseball bat.
In that video, you will most likely find some useful insights on personal protection. And the best thing about this is that you’ll be able to put these tactics in practice if ever you do get attacked by a person armed with a baseball bat.
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