Self Defence






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  • In any situation the best advice it to stay level headed. A person who can think clearly on their feet always has an advantage. Of course this is easier said than done; we don’t know how we react till we find ourselves in such a situation. Breathing techniques help, as will familiarity with stressful situations. If you have been use to adrenaline before you are partly familiar with the situation.
  • Blocking a hit can actually work against you. An attacker expects to hit you or be blocked. If you can fend off the attack and dodge them you confuse their expectations, at least to a small extent.
  • Move the body. Standing still is a mistake. If you are knocked to the ground, keep moving and try to trip them.
  • If you have to attack, confuse them by hitting from all directions. Tripping them up helps. Anything that confuses them is an advantage.
  • Keep the confrontation as short as possible. If you prolong it by just defending yourself you give them more opportunities to land a successful punch. Attack and then get away,
  • Don’t hit their mouth. You are just as likely to damage your hand as damage them; and you don’t want your hands damaged as you need then to fight. Hitting the opponent’s mouth will probably give your hand an open cut.


If you have some self-defence training you may find you respond out of instinct. The best techniques in the world are wasted if you freeze up in a conflict. But if you are used to sparring and the adrenaline rush you will handle the situation better. Some people find they develop a reflex for responding to a situation. This is what you need when seriously provoked- responding before you have a chance to feel fear.