Sunday, April 7, 2013

How To Fight: Multiple Opponents

Check out my updated FIGHT guide here:

ATTENTION: The two MOST DANGEROUS situations you can be in are 1.) fighting someone who is armed with a weapon and 2.) fighting multiple opponents.  Avoid these situations at all costs!

Before we begin, let me give you some tips on avoiding the fight:

  • Survey your surroundings - Always be aware of the people who are around you, plan escape routes, and be aware of possible weapons and other variables in your current area.
  • Don't make yourself an easy target - Be confident, but not cocky.  Be smart, but not a smartass.  And expect the worst, so you are never caught off guard.
  • If you want to keep your teeth and your life - then swallow your pride and drop your ego.

Okay, now actual tips on fighting more than one person:

Stick and move!
You don't want to get caught up fighting 2 or 3 guys at one time, because let's be honest: you'll get beat up.  You have to exercise good footwork, constantly keeping one of your opponents behind the other.  Throw crisp, accurate strikes (and make them count by aiming for the eyes, nose, and throat), and continue to move.

Use your surrounding to your advantage!
If you're indoors, use chairs and desks as weapons or obstacles.  If you're outside running, run in between (parked) cars and run into churches or stores.  Stay visible to the public!

Keep everyone in your eye sight!
Be wary of the locations of the attackers at all times, to the best of your ability. Be careful of the ones trying to sneak up behind you, or the possibility of knife-wielding opponents.

If you have to fight, be a f$#%ing ANIMAL!
If you have no other option but to stand your ground and fight, then you will seriously need to show some ferouciousness. When attacking, scream and roar. Scare them off, and do as much damage as possible. Aim for eyes, throat, groin, ears, --bite, scratch, elbow, headbutt, etc.

Don't worry about winning!

Once you have a clear chance to run, then GET THE HELL OUTTA THERE!

Do everything in you ability to stay on your feet. If you go to the ground, you will get stomped. This can be lethal. If you do go down, bring someone down with you, or grab a hold of someones leg and get to your feet, then create distance again.

Always be ready.
Shane Fazen