True Definition of a Sucker Punch

The “one” strike that can surprises many

There are many definitions and videos on the internet showing you what a sucker punch is and how to avoid one. Let’s dive deeper on the true definition of a sucker punch.

It’s quite important for your self-defense training, because the sucker punch is the reason why so many fights end up badly.

That said, it’s one of the most common and popular forms of attacks that happen in a street fight.

So, what is a real sucker punch?

How does it work and what is the impact? We’ve prepared a video that shows you exactly what a sucker punch is and, if performed correctly, the impact it can have.

There are several scenarios in which a sucker punch can take place.

The most popular however is when you spot an attacker coming at you surrounded by his friends and one of them throws a punch at you when you least expect it.

Now, that is the true definition of a sucker punch

The purpose of this is that the attacker is actually intending to distract you while one of his friends throws in a punch.

That’s why we can’t emphasize enough on the importance of awareness, since a sucker punch can go as far as knocking you out.

To see an example, refer to our video below:

While you can attempt to block your attacker with your hands and own self-defense techniques, the key factor here is awareness.

If you’re not aware of your surroundings, then you can easily get attacked from another angle that you didn’t expect.

Like in many self-defense situations; keep moving

Another great defense mechanism against this type of situation is not staying still. By moving around, you’re not giving your attacker or his friends the opportunity to strike you.

There are several other self-defense techniques demonstrated in this video such as footwork and defending yourself against multiple attackers.

To sum up, if you’re surrounded by a group of individuals, de-escalate the situation, keep moving and always be on the lookout for a potential person coming to the sides or behind trying to punch you in the head.

We hope you found this video on the real definition of a sucker punch useful. To find more videos on self-defense, make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Take care,

Patrick Viana

Self Defense Blog

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