Knowing how to win a real street fight is sometimes a matter of overcoming the most common mistakes people make when defending themselves.
Let’s begin by looking at one of the mistakes.
In many of the street fights that have been captured on tape, two people are standing toe-to-toe, trading blows furiously.
Both of them are trying to win the fight by being lucky enough to land the first really good punch.
This technique isn’t a winning self defense strategy — it just tires you out while you’re trying to land punches.
And it gets even worse…
Once your opponent lands a good punch, your natural reaction is to cover up.
This gives your attacker the opportunity to pound on you while you’re trying to protect yourself.
Here’s how to maintain the offensive and survive the fight…
Critical Street Fight Tactic
To Win Any Fight
Winning a street fight requires you to switch gears on your survival mind set — from self defense to self “offense”.
In other words, instead of thinking about defending against your attacker, think about bringing the fight TO him.
One of the ways you do this is with generating “forward drive” momentum.
Move forward with your body to get your opponent off balance and cause him to think defensively.
He’ll react to your attack instead of attacking you.
Displacing your opponent will take away his structure and his ability to counterattack.
There’s also a good chance he will stumble backward or even fall, which will let you press your advantage with some other self defense moves.
Here’s how it’s done…
How To Create “Forward Drive“
In A Real Street Fight
Looking at it as positioning your body to replace that of your opponent when you throw a punch is the easiest way to learn how to take the offensive and create forward drive during a street fight.
As you step in to throw a punch, move your entire body forward, ensuring that your feet are positioned far enough forward to be at or beyond your attacker’s center of gravity.
Palm heels, elbow strikes and forearm strikes are the best self defense moves for this type of close quarters combat.
Step in and strike while you’re covering your body.
Hit at the same time you move your body into your attacker’s position.
When In A Real Street Fight,
Only Stop When Your Attacker Stops
When you’re in a self defense situation, it’s critical that you not let up until your opponent stops being a threat.
This is why you want to keep moving forward, driving through, and pressing your advantage with additional strikes when you’re stepping in with the forward drive.
You’ll be able to completely take away your opponent’s structure and ability to counterattack if you stay balanced and mobile.
You’ll need to master this key concept of self defense in order to win a real street fight.