True Definition of a Sucker Punch

There are many definitions and videos on the internet showing you what a sucker punch is and how to avoid one. It’s one of the most common and popular forms of attacks that happen in a street fight.

However, 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. 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.

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.

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.

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