5 most common strategies in a street fight and how to defend against them

Monday, January 27, 2020

Fighting in an unsanctioned street fight is something that should be avoided at all costs – PERIOD! There are just too many things that can go wrong and too much trouble that can come your way from it.

That’s why the vast majority of martial artists know to never fight unless they have no other choice which is only going to be in a self-defense type situation.

In this video from martial arts YouTube channel fightTIPS, we find out the five most common strategies used in street fights as well as how to defend against them.

One of the most common tactics in a street fight, which is highlighted in this video, is a takedown to ground and pound. Most people out there have no idea how to fight on the ground and even among those who do, fighting off your back is not where you want to be on the street.

Unless you’re a trained grappler, it is very unlikely that you’ll be able to pull off any kind of submission on the ground in a street fight. But, there are still a couple of things you can do to minimize damage on the ground such as controlling your opponent’s posture as well as preventing them from mounting you.

Another common tactic seen in street fights is the shirt/hockey grab followed by punches and Shane goes over a couple of ways to defend against this strategy in the video.

Check out the video below to find out the other most common tactics used in street fights as well as how to defend against them.

fightTIPS teaches you how to fight with street fight and anti-bullying self-defense, including martial art technique and fitness tutorials to win a fight and increase confidence. Avoid a fight at all costs, but when you can’t — avoid injury. [Source: YouTube]