When thinking about a self-defense situation, you already have a couple of things going for you. One, you are reading this article so self-defense is something that you at least think about, and two, I would say that 90% of the population have no idea how to fight.
Now, there are not many people who leave the house during the day or night intending to get into a street fight. There are some who do, but those people are few and far between, as the average Joe or Jane has no intentions of getting into a physical altercation.
Even rarer are the life-threatening or life-changing situations where a person may have to defend themselves because their life is quite literally at risk, and to make matters worse, the attacker may have a weapon, may have set a trap, or there may even be multiple attackers. In a situation such as this, the ability to adequately and intelligently defend yourself is paramount.
There are those instances when this happens, and what happens when you are in a situation that absolutely requires you to fight as there is no other option? How about if the situation you find yourself in is one where the aggressor is larger than you, takes you by surprise or even has a weapon?
Not to worry, the CIA is here to show you the way…
Neither www.mixedmartialarts.com nor I promote street fighting or physical acts of violence in any form or fashion, however; we wholeheartedly support the advancement of one’s knowledge and ability to protect themselves as well as those around them in situations of peril.
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…