In most situations, when you are faced with an attacker, the attacked is often larger than you. And it makes sense since you won’t usually see a person go after someone who is twice their size.
So, if ever you’re in a situation where you are faced with a larger attacker, it’s important for you to know some basic self-defense tricks to be able to protect yourself.
Our self-defense video on some of the best striking drills against a larger attacker teaches you all the basics you need to know to be able to defend yourself. These self-defense drills can be a great practicing exercise with your partner.
You can see the video right here:
The first thing you want to do is to try and put your hands on your attacker’s face to simulate an eye gouge defense. Therefore, you need to be able to locate their head and avoid getting struck at the same time.
While it does seem pretty straight forward, it can actually be really challenging. Especially since your attacker is much larger than you.
To be able to get an accurate idea of how this would play out in real life, it’s best if your partner is bigger than you. This will give you a realistic idea of how the situation would turn out in real life and make you more prepared.
Several factors need to be taken into consideration when you want to strike an opponent who is larger than you. Your footwork needs to be on point and you also need to ensure that your palm strikes and trapping techniques are effective to create the desired impact.
Just like you can see in the video on striking drill with a larger attacker, fighting someone who is larger than you is no easy task. Not only does the person have more range, but chances are that he’s also stronger, heavier and more powerful than you.
This is why we strongly suggest that when it comes to practice drills, ensure your partner is larger than you. This will give you an accurate idea of what to expect and your techniques will be better adjusted if ever you’re in a situation like this.
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