Why you should always keep your hands up – man learns brutal lesson

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

There are not many people that leave the house during the day or at night that intend to get into a street fight.  There are some that do but those people are few and far between as the average Joe has no intentions of getting into a physical altercation…EVER.

However; there are those times when physical altercations are unavoidable and you may find yourself in a position where you simply have to fight.  In these scenarios, it is a pretty good idea to have a little bit of martial arts, or self-defense at a minimum, knowledge to help navigate your way through this precarious situation.

There is an old saying in combat sports that reigns true to this day: everyone has a game plan for a fight until they get punched in the mouth.  This is very true and there is another strategy that may seem overly simplistic but is probably some of the best fighting advice you could ever receive: hands up, chin down.

Although the aforementioned advance seems elementary at best, there is a wealth of useful information here.  This piece of advance should be taken at face value and should be taken quite literally.  That is, you should quite literally keep your hands up and your chin down.

The repercussions of avoiding or ignoring these words of wisdom could range from absolutely nothing to dire consequences.  Exhibit A: the video below.

In the video below we see two gentlemen who are about to engage in a physical altercation and it is clear to see that the time for discussion has passed.  Watch as the gentleman on the right does not heed the simple aforementioned advice and the consequences his actions, or lack thereof, reap.

Jacob C. Stevens is a lifelong athlete and cerebral martial arts enthusiast who is also skilled in the art of linguistic manipulation, his published work, Afterthoughts and Handgrenades, can be found here…

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