How to Defend Yourself Against Multiple Attackers in the Street

Be ready for the streets

In this article, we discuss about a topic that not many martial arts cover, the reality of the streets. That said, you’ll discover life-saving tips on how to defend yourself against multiple attackers in the street.

You could be just walking on the street minding your own business when all of a sudden out of the blue, you’re faced with a group of people who want to fight with you for no apparent reason.

It could be because you were looking at them the wrong way, the way you walked by ignoring them or just simply because they targeted you for no apparent reason.

Whatever the case, it could happen and you need to be prepared.

Facing more than one attacker in the streets

The first thing to remember is to stay calm. You don’t want to make the situation worst by showing reaction to your opponents. If they sense you’re nervous or scared, they can use that to their advantage.

So, stay calm. Take deep breaths and focus on showing your opponents that you mean no harm.

Although the situation is stressful, freezing or going into panic mode is not something you can afford.

You need to stay calm and be in the present moment. It’s the only way you can have a chance at getting out of the situation without getting injured.

Be aware of your environment at all times

Another important thing is to assess the environment around you. Be aware of your surroundings. Focus on where you are so you can find an exit strategy.

Here’s a complete video on how to stay aware for self-defense.

Always try to defuse the situation when facing multiple attackers

First off, you want to try to de-escalate the the situation, but keep in mind that it’s not always possible.

You also want to keep your attackers talking as much as possible. By having them talk, you’re keeping their mind off the actual physical fight which is highly beneficial for you.

Learn verbal defense tricks and skills can be a real life saver.

Concentrate on their body language and their movements. See how they are communicating with you. It can help you prepare and find a solution on how to get out of the situation as quickly and efficiently as possible.

More ways to defend yourself against multiple attackers in the street

If you enjoyed these self defense tips, you might also be interested in reading “What to do if you’re cornered by 3 attackers”.

We really hope these tips will help you with your self defense training.

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Stay safe,

Patrick Viana

Self Defense Blog

Facing Multiple Attackers – Street Scenario