10 Self Defense Techniques in a 1-1 Combat
With crime rate on the rise every day, one thing that we have to learn for sure is how to do defend ourselves in a situation of 1-1 combat. This combat can be any unavoidable scenario that you, God forbid, may find yourself in when you are on the street. Be it a snatching case or may be any other sort of crime scene, you should know the basics of how you can save yourself or put a fight. It is always told to a warrior that if you have to pick one from a sword or a shield, always goes for the shield. That means defense is always more important than offense.
We have listed some of the basics that will help you do well in defending yourself. These all techniques are tested to help a lot over the years and everyone should know them.
1. Keep the Hands Up
Rule number 1, always keep the hands up! Why? Because when your hands are up you are always blocking the hits on your face and the face is the most important thing to protect if you are in a fight. Also when your hands are up and you are protecting your face, you are also protecting your nose. One hit on your nose and you are down for sure! From here it is hard to come back since nose hits are critical. This is the reason that you always see the boxers with their hands covering the face during the fights.
2. Put the Enemy on the Ground
Once you have put the enemy on the ground, beating him/her up is really easy since you can use your feet and heavy boots (if worn) for kicking. Also when the enemy is on the ground you can give a kick or two and then execute your escape plan; in other terms, you can run away. If the enemy is on the ground, and he/she wants to get up, it will buy you time as well. This is an important step in defense as well. Never let the enemy put you on ground or else you might be at the receiving end of the above stated treatment.
3. Decrease the distance
Talking about the boxers again, have you ever noticed that once a boxer is getting the heat from the other, he tries to be very much close to the other one? Reason, when you are near to the one beating you, he/she cannot have a full swing on you. More the distance, harder the swing you will receive. Try to avoid it as much as you can.
4. Buy time/Catch Breath/Stay calm
Catching up the breath is very much important in a fight. Whenever possible, try to buy some time so that you can catch your breath and eventually stay calm. Because if you are staying calm, only then you can think properly and use your brain for the better. As said earlier, putting your enemy on the ground, helps you buy a lot of time easily.
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