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SMART STREET FIGHT - CLASSIC EXAMPLE

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SMART STREET FIGHTING

Remember these critical points in a street fight -
* Keep moving and don't present a stationary target.
* Don't be in the comfort zone of the attacker/s - keep changing Range, Direction.
* Don't assume there is only one aggressor. Always assume he has got assistance. So scanning your blind side is very critical.
* Since you are assuming your attacker is going to get assistance from friends, you always try to keep the confrontation as short as possible; which prepares you for the next assault.
* For your life's sake don't try fancy stuff - especially intricate locks and high kicks. They are for movies.
* Don't get trapped in the middle of a group.. keep pushing to the periphery of group
* Keep you senses and eyes open for exit routes
* Don't panic.. Even if you don't feel brave, Fake aggression
* If you fall down, try to get up fast.
* If you are down in the midst of a gang, cover your head with arms and just roll up like a snail covering vit…

DON'T TRY TO BE A HERO.. YOU MAY END UP AS A JOKER - PART II

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In Part 1 we saw the Options of Confrontation in a hierarchy of -
AVOID >> KEEP MAX DISTANCE >> USE AVAILABLE OBJECTS

Now we come to the options when one is compelled to use one's body

OPTION 4 - LONG RANGE - USE LEGS TO DEFEND AND ATTACK
Legs are the longest weapons in our arsenal. The advantage in using legs is, one's vital organs are kept away from the aggressor's reach - which is very critical in facing attacks using sharp objects.
Legs are the largest group of muscles and bones in the body and can deliver a powerful attack or defense in any direction - Front, Side or Back.

OPTION 5 - MID RANGE - USE PUNCHES AND HAMMER FIST
If in mid distance, which is between kicking and touching distance, punches are effective.
But punches are effective only if it is delivered to the front. What if the aggressor is on one's side or back. Hammer fists are ideal for attacks to the side and back. I personally prefer hammer fists to punches because of its versatility and…

DON'T TRY TO BE A HERO.. YOU MAY END UP AS A JOKER - PART I

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DON'T TRY TO BE A HERO.. YOU MAY END UP AS A JOKER - PART I
The first 3 Options in facing a Crisis on the street... more follows


KravMaga is pragmatic.
Its no-nonsense approach is simply "If from NORMAL condition, one is exposed to a CRISIS, your duty is restore NORMAL condition as early as possible" 

NORMAL >> IN A CRISIS >> NORMAL
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OPTION 1. AVOID -
there is no point in getting INTO an situation and then fighting tooth & nail to get OUT of it. So prudently one attempts to bye-pass a crisis

                              >>>>>NORMAL>>>>>
NORMAL>>>>^^^           CRISIS               >>>>> NORMAL
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OPTION 2 - KEEP THE AGGRESSOR AS FAR AWAY AS POSSIBLE
If one cant avoid totally, one tries to maximise the distance from danger.
Suppose a girl is walking on a lonely road. And a potentially dangerou…

5 WAYS TO CHOOSE A STREET-SMART SELF-DEFENSE SYSTEM

You can read the same article in http://vickykapoor.com/quotes/street-smart-system/

Often I have come across this sarcastic query, “Do martial arts really work in a street fight! Is it worth training at all!?”
That may be asking like why maintain a fire brigade since it is idle most of the time.
Any physical activity is beneficial in some manner. It could be games, yoga, swimming, cycling, dance or anything. It could improve some element of total fitness – either cardio-vascular, muscular endurance, flexibility or atleast co-ordination and quick thinking; which help in a crisis.
But, if you are in a job prone to confrontations like security, policing, hotel bouncer etc., learning fighting arts is definitely a plus. Or if your life style makes you vulnerable, like living in a crime prone locality, commuting late or transporting valuables.
But a word of caution, look out for these inherent failures in any fighting art before signing up. These system weaknesses make you victim and at w…