How to Survive a Street Fight

Suppose you have a fun time with your friends near a pub, and all of a sudden, some random guys show up and start to threaten you, and before you even know what is happening, you are part of a random street fight.

Understandably, you didn’t do anything to start this brawl, but here you are – in the midst of a street fight. Suppose you think that you are a peaceful guy who likes to mind his own business and that something like this can never happen to you.

 In that case, you might want to reconsider – things like these can happen to anyone, which is why you should know the following three steps to avoid ending up in a hospital bed and calling your personal injury attorney.

Here is what you need to know:


Become Mentally Alert

The moment someone starts to threaten you, your best bet is to wake up and become mentally alert about the ongoing situation. In simple words, when you see a random guy walking towards you, threatening you, slurring insults at you, you must wake up and snap to alertness.

Become aware of the situation and the environment and start looking for objects in your environment that you can potentially use as weapons for self-defense. If there are more guys vs. you alone, the best thing you can do is to look for an escape route and attempt to get away from the situation as soon as possible.


Try Reasoning

Your first objective should be to diffuse the fight and calm the situation before things start going downhill. That said, you might want to try talking to the guy to understand what you did wrong in the first place.

Sometimes we do things unintentionally and aren’t even half-aware about it. You might want to ask what you did and apologize for it – maybe you were looking at him funny, and he took it as an offense. Whether you did it or not, your best bet is to diffuse the situation by apologizing instead of allowing your ego to take over, as this can worsen the entire situation.

While you try talking to the guy, you must focus on maintaining positive and confident body language – even if you are afraid of the guy, don’t show it on your face or through your body posture.


Get Into a Fighting Position

Even if you tried talking to the guy and they still didn’t back away from their stance, it is time to assume a strong fighting position. If you don’t know what a fighting position is – we are talking about spreading your stance apart at shoulders-width and slightly bending your knees.

The primary objective of assuming a fighting position is to maintain balance, so you don’t fall to the ground in case the attacker decides to plunge at you. Use your hands and arms to protect your face, mouth, and head.

If your state allows you to keep a self-defense weapon, then you have to get one right away. However, if you don’t have one, then your only choice is to fight dirty.

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