Guard gets sucker punched – how to prevent it from happening to you

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sucker punches are an all too common thing in real-life self-defense situations and if you’re not ready for it you can be down and out before you even know what hit you.

Unfortunately, we are all susceptible to a sucker punch regardless of how many martial arts we’ve done or how many black belts we’ve earned. The only way you can prevent yourself from being sucker punched is with situational awareness and there are some subtle things you can do and pick up on too like self-defense expert Nick Drossos explains in the following video.

In the video, we first see an instance of a prison guard who got caught with his hands down and was sucker punched by an inmate. Luckily for him, there was a whole team behind him to come to his defense to prevent him from being hit again.

If that situation happened somewhere where no one else was around he could have been seriously hurt or even worse.

Later in the video, Nick breaks down that situation and gives us some pointers towards the end of the video which include a couple of ways to keep your hands up and ready without raising suspicion. Also, Nick breaks down a few cues that he’s seen many times during his time working as a bouncer that let you know when someone’s about to throw a sucker punch.

Watch the video below and find out.

Nick Drossos is dedicated to teaching self-defense that will keep you and your loved ones safe from any violent encounter/conflict. His methods and advice will show you how to defend yourself against physical, verbal and psychological attacks. Whatever your age, gender or fitness level, you can benefit from Nick’s self-defense strategies and experience. Nick grew up in a lower-class neighborhood and often being picked on and bullied created a situation where he had to fend for himself. This difficult background led him to start learning traditional martial arts, such as Kung Fu, Taekwondo, and later Boxing, kickboxing, MMA, and various Reality-Based self-defense systems.  [Source:]

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