Though you may not get to choose where a fight breaks out, there are things that you can do to increase your safety in a self-defense scenario. Avoid fighting in the middle of the street or on hard sidewalks, concrete, or places with sharp or hard edges like concrete steps.
Sometimes self-defense and self-preservation means submitting to force to stay alive, yes… BUT you can 1. Damage the soft spots on your opponent. Attacking areas like the face, temples, throat, kidneys, solar plexus, may eventually incapacitate your opponent. Scratching, biting, clawing, spitting, pulling hair and attacking eyes can also be used. You are defending yourself froviolent m a aggressor, not fighting in a ring with rules. Use anything you can to ensure your safety. Use eye gouges and attack their throat with strikes.
You can learn how to win a street fight simply by learning how to move your head! If you make your opponent miss, you stay safe and he gets tired… then it becomes easy to win a street fight.
Attack their legs. Low kicks should be aimed towards shins, ankles, the insides or back of calves or thighs and kneecaps (if their legs are straight). Do not aim higher than knee or waist height because they will grab your leg. If you have an object like a bat or pipe, you can also aim for their legs. If your opponent is unable to walk or pursue you, you can get away safely without continuing the fight.
Head butt your opponent fast and hard. Bring the top your forehead down to their nose and face. A headbutt can easily knock someone out or break bones in a person’s face. Make sure to tuck in your chin and strike with the top of your head. Aim for the area containing their eyes, nose, and mouth.
Understand the seriousness of fighting. Assault charges can range from a misdemeanor to a felony. If you provoke a fight and seriously injure the other person, you can be charged by your state and serve prison time. The penalties for a serious assault charge can range from a year of probation up to life in prison in some states.
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