Street Fighting Tips, Moves and Techniques
So what exactly are the best street fighting techniques to use in the case of a real attack. You need street fighting moves that:
1.) Don’t require hours of practice,
2.) Are easy to remember under pressure, and
3.) It certainly can’t hurt if their effects on your attacker are painful and downright nasty. You need to be able to end the fight quick and easy.
My definition of a street fight is when there is a confrontation between 2 or more people, And No Rules Apply. There’s no referee there to call “low blows,” there’s no points, no rounds, and there’s no calling a time out when you’ve had enough. It’s just 2 people in a drag down, all out brawl, or 1 person who’s having to deal with multiple attackers. Either way, no rules apply, and you have to do what it takes to survive!
The more you understand different types of confrontation, the less you will fear it and the better prepared you will be. Here are some things to keep in mind:
(1) Any confrontation can be fast and explosive;
(2) It is unpredictable and spontaneous;
(3) It can be ugly and brutal, and extremely dangerous;
(4) Unarmed Street Fighting usually turns into a ground fight;
(5) Kicking is seldom used.
(6) And finally… there are no rules!
There are lots of tips that I could give you, and most would take pages and pages to fully explore. Here are just a few that can keep you alive in a real confrontation.
1. STRIKE FIRST.
One of the best techniques to remember is that whenever you are squared off with a dangerous attacker you must strike first, strike fast, and keep the pressure on. This is critical to being able to stop your attacker dead in his tracks, and can often end the fight before it starts.
2. DON’T TELEGRAPH YOUR MOVES.
Telegraphing means letting your assailant know what you’re going to do before you do it. There are many subtle forms of telegraphing that you may not even realize. Here are just a few: (1) Cocking your arm back before punching or striking; (2) Tensing your neck, shoulders or arms before striking; (3) Widening your eyes or raising your eyebrows; (4) Shifting your shoulders; (5) Taking a sudden and deep breath.
3. DON’T USE FLEXIBLE WEAPONS.
One of the best street fighting tips to remember is to not use flexible weapons such as chains, belts, etc. I know the movies and television would have you believe differently but they are actually ineffective for some of the following reasons: (1) They can be difficult to control in a fight; (2) Once you swing a chain, for example, if you miss you can’t retract it quick enough to make it worth your while; they have to follow through the complete range of motion to be re-executed; (4) They open you up to a variety of possible counters; (6) They can get snagged or caught on your assailant’s body or limbs, and they can get it away from you and use it against you.
4. ATTACK THE THREE TARGET ZONES. There are three possible target zones. Zone One (head region). They include: eyes, temples, nose, chin, and back of neck. These areas affect his senses. Zone Two (neck, torso, groin) deals with targets related to the attacker’s breathing. They include: throat, solar plexus, ribs, and groin. Zone Three (legs and feet) deals with targets that affect his mobility. They include: thighs, knees, shins, instep, and toes.
These are just a few things to remember if you ever find yourself in this unfortunate situation. We have just barely scratched the surface though in really being able to become unstoppable in an actual street fight. Stop using ineffective moves and techniques that are only going to get you killed.