Most fights will tend to happen in the street. That’s where you’re most likely to come across an attacker who is looking to rob you or fight you.
Obviously, your main goal should always be to avoid any fights. Therefore, if you can avoid the fight from getting physical by diffusing the situation, then I strongly suggest you do so.
However, if your opponent starts coming at you in a threatening way and wants to obviously fight, you need to be prepared. The first thing you want to do is put your hands in front of you in a non-threatening way. This will tell your attacker that you don’t want to fight him and that you mean no harm.
You also want to move around him and not stay still in one place. This will avoid giving the opportunity to your attacker to trap you and you will also manage to keep your distance. This might not seem like much, but it can be really helpful for your personal safety.
Remember, when you’re faced with a larger attacker, you want to keep as much distance as possible between you and him.
Here’s a Street Scenario with a 6’6” Attacker:
As seen in the video, if your attacker is communicating with you, use that as your defense mechanism. Talk to him in a non-threatening way to make it clear to him that you don’t want to fight.
Make him feel like you’re on his side and that you’re his friend. This can go a long way in soothing your opponent and distract him from fighting with you.
These self-defense strategies can be extremely helpful. Don’t neglect them.
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