Fighting from a military mindset
. Consider that you have a mission you must complete, and can't wear yourself out. Also remember that this is real, and you must fight for your safety.
If your objective is to disable your enemy permanently, I can help!
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- Square off your body about 45 degrees from your enemy, feet in a loose "L". Trail arm tucked into your side, elbow protecting the kidney
. Lead arm in what looks like you are flexing position. Leave the elbow forward, pointed at your enemy's feet, placing your fist about cheekbone level. This protects both your front torso and face.
Punching - Proper punching takes practice. You MUST MUST MUST impact with your whole fist, or risk a fracture. Remember, your don't have to hit the hardest or fastest to cause damage. Quick jabs can setup your enemy for a trail-arm punch, or quick hook, or upper cut. *Remember, use your body too. The force in your arms is multiplied by your body. When punching twist the torso and shoulders. E = 0.5mv2. But, at the same time, it is paramount that you maintain balance, and DON'T over extend. Keep your center of gravity close and low, and with as little pitch and yaw as possible. Jabs use your triceps, while hooks and upper cuts use your biceps. You aren't wearing boxing gloves, so the punch is more effective than on T.V.
- Effective Areas - Nose, Throat, Jaw, Ears, Gut (beneath rib cage), Kidneys*.
Kicking - Your legs are excellent offensive tools seldom used. Pulling the knee slightly in towards the stomach, and snapping the leg out, impacting with the heel can lay a excrutiatingly painful blow to the legs or torso, easily crushing the knees, shins, or ribs. If you can grab your opponent, step in and bring your leg behind you, pulling it across his legs. At the same time, push his shoulders with a snap. He'll go down, giving you a precious split-second to shut him down. Using the legs can keep your enemy at bay and seriously degrade his effectivness.
- Effective Areas - Knees, Shins, Toes (stomp), Stomach, Ribs.
Choking - Chokes are excellent tools for submission or simply killing your enemy. There are a few here that I will teach to you:
Other Tips -
Remember, in a real fight, one where the stakes are high and risks real, you are going to get hurt. It's unavoidable, especially if the enemy has a weapon. The point is to be the survivor, whereas the enemy was not. It isn't a game of finesse, it's the most bloodthirsty/scared/angry/crazy S.O.B. in the encounter.
These techniques I've picked up along the road. Some are military, some are martial, some are experience. They are by no means the book to fighting. Fighting depends on YOU. I rely more on my fists, and what we call cock diesel more than anything else. But, a very! important tip is to stay cool. Loose your wits because of fear or anger and you've disabled your most important tool.
- You are limited on stamina
. Punches will degrade you reserve quickly. Grappling and ground fighting
is less strenuous, but can leave you in a bad situation, especially when weapons or a stronger opponent is involved. Don't try to Mike Tyson
anyone, you will run out of steam and an experienced opponent will take advantage of this. Use combinations, working different muscles. Remember that your opponent has stamina too, and you can wear him down using pain
. Use your legs, kick him in the legs, make him block his body from side kicks
. Land solid punches, stay sharp. Keep him moving, and if you have to take him to the ground, eliminate him quickly before you run out of energy. One or two solid punches in the face will cloud his head a bit. Land one on his nose, and he will be seeing stars
try and Bruce Lee anyone. You're using steam, and the average person isn't good enough to use fancy fighting techniques effectively.
get drunk and pick fights. Most people have absolutely no hope of fighting while drunk.
fight out of anger, unless you can still think clearly. Use you head to evaluate your opponent and take advantages of openings.
stand and deliver. Going blow for blow will leave you drained, and you will use valuable energy better spent continuing on your mission.
stand in one place. Keep moving. Get beside them, keep them off balance. Remember what I said about balance.
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