Self defense against a larger attacker
Bigger opponents can be a huge threat when it comes of self-defense. If you’re on the ground with a larger person, it makes things even worse. That’s why in this article, we’ll cover how to escape a bigger attacker from the guard.
While there are different ways you can defeat a larger attacker, very few are effective. It’s important to strike a larger opponent quickly and efficiently to give the maximum impact.
The goal is to strike them hard enough to give you the time to escape the situation safely.
Escape a bigger attacker from the guard
If you’re faced with an attacker who is bigger than you in a guard position, it’s crucial that you strike him with speed and strength.
Whether you aim for the groin area, pull his hair or headbutt him repeatedly, you want to make sure you’re giving your maximum effort to strike hard.
Additionally, if you feel that your life is in danger, you can even slam your attacker’s head to the floor to stop him from attacking you.
More tips on how to deal with a larger attacker on the ground
One thing that’s crucial for you to remember is to keep your hands on the inside at all times. This will block your attacker’s fists from punching you.
If you’re able to, try moving his legs around and go down on one side. While you’re doing this, make sure that he’s still unable to punch you.
Watch the video below to see how to fight off a larger attacker from the guard:
Don’t try to get up on your feet too fast, because even though your opponent can’t see you with his head thrown back, he can still have the instinct of kicking you.
If he manages to somehow kick you in the face, he could continue with punches which could then give your attacker the upper hand.
You certainly don’t want that and it’s best you use a “tactical get up” to escape this situation.
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