It is a sad fact of life that we now have to be more aware of violent street attacks and even though we all hope that it will not happen to us, you have to pay attention to what you would do if it did. There are many of us who will learn some type of martial art and this is naturally a good thing. The danger is that you could become complacent in thinking you are armed to cope with a real life situation and many times this is not the case. The mean streets don't have any rhyme or reason so you will need to be ready for someone who may not be skilled but motivated to harm you. We're going to check out several basic tips to help you be safe on the streets.
If you are considering signing up for a martial arts class for the reasons of self defense you need to look at the type of training that is involved and if they include how to cope with real life situations. Any type of martial arts training is useful to a certain degree as just being in better condition and stronger will help you. But some of the techniques you learn in class may not work in extremely violent situations. For example, there is no doubt that a well performed martial arts kick can knock someone out but what if the situation you are in does not allow you the room to leverage such a kick.
If you're in a risky situation but there is an opportunity for you to run away, you ought to do it. This may seem unusual when talking about self defense but ultimately you are not looking to be a hero. With so many individuals quickly angered and out of control, it's impossible to know for certain if they have a weapon or not. Rather than be assaulted and possibly murdered, get away as soon as you see an opportunity. Any martial arts training may give you the confidence to talk your way out of a situation but make sure you keep your eye on your aggressor as any hint of a strike from them may need you to launch into action.
In reality the first hit in a confrontation can often be the most vital. If it looks like that the confrontation will result in violence, then you should strike first with all your strength and power. If you ever learned how to defend based on distance and angles or whether to use your palm or fist, it'll be useful in a first strike. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and How to Approach the Training Process If you can actually attain speed and efficiency in your strike, the fight would end before it would even get started. If you focus your strategy on attacking the vulnerable areas of the body like the eyes and nose, you're going to be effective. Having a good understanding of where all of the body's vulnerable areas are and how to take advantage of them is essential for good self-defense.
Being attacked in real life is nothing like how it is in class so do not expect the rules to apply instead escape or attack first with all your speed and power.