Real Street Fights Against Larger Attackers? Fight Like A WOMAN!

Look, I don't consider myself a “tough guy.

But I've been studying martial arts and combatives since I was 14 (I'm now 52).

And… well… let's just say that I've been in my share of fights along the way – whether in my security work… dealing with local gangs in the seedier parts of New Mexico… or just defending myself from a big galoot in a bar.

And when I wasn't able to talk my way out of a fight…

…there was one move that has ALWAYS worked for me… and ironically it was intended for WOMEN!

Yup, that's right… in all the times I've had to go hands-on with some gorilla who wanted to take my head of, this one “woman's” fight move has NEVER failed me.

That's why I want to share with you. . .

My #1, Go-To, NEVER FAIL Fight Move!

One Punch Knockout, Real Street Fights: Fight Like A Woman

Now, I don't want you to get the wrong idea.

I didn't invent this fight move.

In fact, it goes all the way back to World War II…

You see, W.E. Fairbairn, one of the LEGENDS of World War II combatives, described it in his books.

He called it the “chin jab” – but it really isn't a jab at all.

It's really a “palm heel strike” that goes up under the chin (and if you want, you can rake your fingers back down the guy's face – but that's not how I use it. More on that below…).

Here's why Fairbairn found this move so effective for close-combat “trench fighting”…

For one, it comes up from UNDER the eye line, so your attacker won't see it coming like they would a regular “punch”.

But then it jolts the skull back, putting the bad guy off balance and letting you follow up as needed.

(Where the head goes, the body goes, you know?)

It even has the power to (scientifically) knock a guy out with just this one single blow.

And while this one move works pretty well “one-handed” for a strong guy, like the soldiers he designed it for, Fairbairn knew that it would be a lot harder for a woman – somebody who is usually smaller and physically weaker than her attacker – to use.

“Hands Off” By WE Fairbairn

For a woman to SNAP a guy's head back requires more strength than she'd probably have with one hand alone.

So Fairbairn taught a modified chin jab that is done with BOTH hands.

He even showed a variation of the technique on the cover of his book, Hands Off! Self-Defense For Women.

On the cover of the book, …a woman uses an umbrella for leverage.

It's a beautiful move – especially because it was the favorite of one of the world's foremost authorities on vicious, efficient, life-or-death combat.

That's why I use it, too – because if it's good for a woman, it's even better for me!
In a fight, I'm looking to win (FAST!) against ANY attacker – no matter how much bigger and stronger he is.

So for me, I don't limit myself to using just one hand to (hopefully) make contact and get my attacker back on his heels… when I can use TWO hands to absolutely take his head off!

That's why Fairbairn taught it for smaller people to take on larger people (women fighting off men) and even included versions for women to use pressure points under the chin to get some dirty old bastard to keep his groping hands to himself! hahahaha

It's also why, to this day, this one move has NEVER failed me whenever I've used it in a fight – even against guys who towered over me!

In fact, in my “Defeat Larger Attackers” DVD, I even show how to use this technique when you're getting absolutely destroyed by your attacker (actually even multiple attackers) and turn the odds back in your favor.

(If you don't have a copy of my “Defeat Larger Attackers” DVD, I consider it an absolute must-have… so much so that I send it out for free to anyone who's serious about protecting themselves “unarmed” against a bigger, stronger attacker. You just have to tell me where to send the free DVD and my team will get it out to you right away.)

Look… just because some guy is bigger and stronger than you doesn’t mean you can’t beat him!

Fairbairn knew that well… and developed some of the most brutal techniques in the world for life-or-death combat.

All it takes are a few of these moves in your hand-to-hand arsenal and you'll be amazed at how much confidence it gives you, knowing that you can physically “own” any man stupid enough to get in your face!

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Fighting A Larger Attacker Got VERY REAL For This Brave Woman!

Pizza Shop Woman Fights Off Attacker (Brittany Brophy)
Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson, Editor

I have never seen TERROR on a person's face as clearly as you can see it in these pictures.

Wherever you are, whatever you are doing as you read this, I want you to imagine something:

There's a guy behind you, and he wants to HURT you.

I'm serious: the second you turn your head to look, there will be a guy RIGHT THERE.

You might be thinking, “Don't be silly, Jeff. That isn't going to happen.”

Well, amigo, that's EXACTLY what happened to young Brittany Brophy while she was working in the office of a small-town pizza shop.

And the look on her face is why this story is so important to every one of us – because Brittany could be your wife, your mother, your daughter… or even a stand-in for you, depending on the situation.

Brave Woman Fights Back Against Robber (Until He Gets Bored!)

Pizza Shop Woman Fights Off Attacker (Brittany Brophy)
Pizza Shop Woman Fights Off Attacker (Brittany Brophy)

It happened in a local pizza place in White Center, Washington.

Brittany Brophy was sitting there working, when a thug in a winter hat simply enters and grabs at the money she's counting.

There was some kind of security nanny-cam monitoring the office to keep employees honest, too – so we can see the entire horrible robbery clear as day:

When he grabs her, Brittany is scared out of her wits – and jumps up on the counter, kicking at him with her feet with as much power as she has!

Recovering and realizing what's really happening, she jumps to her feet, now standing on the counter.

Then she starts wrestling with the scumbag while he tries to escape with the money!

The fight gets nasty, then, but finally, Brittany struggles with him until he throws her to the ground.

And then, like he's gotten bored, he just leaves.

I know: Kind of “anti-climactic,” huh?

The robber didn't even hurry – he just let himself out and was gone.

Another way to look at it is that Brittany got incredibly lucky.

“I've been through a little bit in my life,” she told the cops. “Having me be 5 foot 3 and the only person around to take care of myself… But all in all, I just knew I was gonna be okay, that I just needed to get out of there.”

Except… that's not what she did.

She didn't “get out of there.”

She fought with the bad guy until he decided to leave, and the only reason she didn't get hurt is because he didn't try harder to injure her.

Now, I give Brittany a lot of credit: she recovered from the initial terror of suddenly finding a stranger attacking her, and she fought back like a wildcat.

But it's obvious just from looking at her with her feet in the air that she was outmatched.

The thug was bigger and stronger, towering over her, and if he had decided to choke her or even stab her instead of just throwing her to the ground and leaving, well…

…Things might not have “just been okay.”

What Brittany needed to know was how to fight off and PUT DOWN a bigger attacker – and the good news is, there ARE ways she (or you, if you were facing a larger thug) could do just that!

Now, I have to ask…

If you were attacked, from out of nowhere – and by a bigger and stronger person, the way Brittany was – would YOU know what to do?

Did you know that there's a single move that will work for a much smaller person against a larger attacker, allowing you to practically take their head off?

I know… because I've used it myself, and it worked for me every single time.

If you'd like to learn more, check out this video – but be warned: it's a lot more graphic than Brittany's attack.

It's important that you watch it, though, because…

…YOUR attacker might not just lose interest and walk away, which means you'll have to FIGHT to keep him from hurting you!

In other words, you need a PLAN for when your luck runs out.

And I can give you that plan, along with the tips and tactics to do it if some scumbag ever targets you.

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Real Street Fights: Destroy Your Opponent With “Chop Kicking”!

street fight training / best street fight techniques: chop kicking

Jeff Anderson

The thing about martial arts is that there really are no new techniques.

There are only new ways of applying them to destroying your opponent.

Loren Christensen is an experienced martial artist with DECADES of time and training spent in self-defense and law enforcement work.

I figured if anyone had some interesting stories to relate about martial arts techniques and REAL fighting on the street, it would be Loren.

Here's a story he related to me about something called “chop-kicking” that I'm reproducing here in his words.

Destroy Your Opponent With “Chop-Kicking”!

street fight training / best street fight techniques: chop kicking
street fight training / best street fight techniques: chop kicking
Loren Christensen

Several years ago, I befriended the former editor of Karate Illustrated magazine, Renardo Barden, who had moved to my city to finish a novel.

We used to fish for trout together in one of the many rivers in the Pacific Northwest, and he would tell me stories of martial artists he had met in his job.

He was especially impressed over a kickboxer who was skilled at chop-kicking his opponent’s legs with his roundhouse kicks.

The fighter told him that when the muscles in either the front or back of the upper leg were struck at an angle, it shocked the muscle fibers and debilitated the victim.

Thinking this was interesting, I chop-kicked a training partner’s leg with my shin the next time we sparred.

Here's what I learned…

Lesson #1: He'll Go Down… HARD

To my amazement, both of his legs crumpled and he crashed to the floor (he was sort of mad about this, but that’s another story).

Although my kick was fairly controlled, it definitely took the fight out of the guy.

Since then, I have kicked others with it and every one of them dropped.

I don’t know if the impact is really shocking muscle fibers, but it definitely buckles the legs.

A friend of mine, a veteran kenpo instructor named Frank Garza, favors this kick and, in fact, had used it during a sparring session the night before I contacted him for his comments.

“It works great,” he said. “I prefer to hit the back of the leg at an upward angle with my shin because it seems to send a shock all the way to the hip joint and tightens the tendon to the butt.”

Lesson #2: Chop-Kicking Kills Legs

A chop-kick can more easily penetrate the leg and therefore transmit shock to the muscles and bone.

I have hit sparring partners, and I’ve hit people I was throwing out of a club where I worked as a bouncer.

All of them would start limping immediately and complain of a pulled hamstring muscle.

A downward strike to the back of the leg doesn't seem to have the same effect, probably because the upper leg is much more muscular than the lower leg.

“When striking the front of the leg, the quadriceps,” Frank continued, “I prefer to use a downward angle with a shin kick. It seems to me that the muscles are weakest near the knee. It's also an easier target to hit, and there is less chance of the kick being grabbed as is the case when kicking closer to the hip.”

Lesson #3: The Upper Leg Is WEAK

In conclusion, Frank noted that, “It’s interesting that even though we can condition our shins to take impact, it's much more difficult to condition our upper leg to take blows.”

As mentioned, it’s a common reaction for your kicked opponent to drop to the ground when struck at an angle in the thigh.

Many of the guys I’ve hit with it couldn’t continue sparring because of severe cramping or an intense weakness in the limb.

Another reaction is for the recipient to bend over at the waist and lift the struck leg in an attempt to protect it.

Though he hasn’t fallen to the ground, he is virtually helpless and may be hopping around on one leg.

If you get a hopper, consider chop-kicking his support leg.

Hey, make life miserable for the guy and he might think twice about trying to hurt someone else!

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Real Street Fights: 3 Tips For PREVENTING A Fight!

Real Street Fights: Preventing A Street Attack

Jeff Anderson

I'm not a lawyer.

I do know, though, that one of the ways to survive a self-defense altercation during the legal aftermath is being able to show that you tried to prevent it.

This means de-escalating the process of the “street interview.”

It means disrupting that process where a thug sizes you up and things escalate until they get physical.

Staying out of jail is part of the survival equation.

To do that, you've got to know how to prevent a fight if you can.

I spoke with my friend Matt Numrich about this, and here is a summary of what he told me.

3 Tips For PREVENTING A Fight!

Real Street Fights: Preventing A Street Attack
Real Street Fights: Preventing A Street Attack
Matt Numrich

Most of us know about verbal de-escalation.

Backing somebody down verbally, refusing to throw a punch, and assuming a passive stance all help not to escalation a situation into something physical.

We're not replying with something harsh.

We're being almost apologetic, and we're going as far as we can to stay on the legal side of defending ourselves.

There are some things you need to remember when it comes to preventing a fight, however, beyond verbal de-escalation.

1. Can You Just Leave?

Whether you go ahead and get physical or not, I always judge by this thing:

Could I leave safely from the situation without it getting physical?

For instance, if I’m going ahead and I’m walking down the street and I have two guys, one get in front of me, one get behind me, and they ask for my wallet, could I leave that situation safely?

Could I just literally, whether it be walk away or run away from the situation safely?

Probably not.

If the people want to go ahead and mug me they’re going to go ahead and mug me, or they wouldn’t have asked for my wallet in the first place.

On the other hand, once again, use the old parking lot kind of situation.

If I’m walking by somewhere, and let’s say someone thinks that I put a ding in their car or something like that, could I leave that situation without it getting physical?

  • Could I escape the situation without getting physical?
  • Could I leave the situation safely just by walking, either that or running away?

In my mind, that’s going to give you that answer to whether that preemptive strike is that the right thing to do.

2. Is Your Ego Pushing You Into A Fight?

I’m not going to lie to you.

Every single situation is a little bit different.

I think so many times our ego gets in the way.

Because our ego gets bruised, that’s what we want to defend.

There’s a big difference between defending your ego, as opposed to offending your physical life, or physical harm being done to you, or someone you love.

Learning to conquer your own pride, to back down even when you think someone is trying to goad you, can be the biggest battle some people face.

But refusing to let people push you into a fight you don't have to have is a big part of preventing a lot of altercations.

3. Spot Pre-Fight Indicators

Even if we decide to walk away from a situation, if someone comes up in an aggressive standpoint I’m never, ever going to turn my back on that person until I feel that I’m at a safe distance.

When you become aware of a potential threat, you should be looking for pre-fight indicators the entire time.

Those indicators will warn you that, despite what you've done to de-escalate, that the fight is on.

Obviously, we don’t have time to go through all of them.

The number one indicator, though, is that if you are backing away and the person is closing the gap, that is a huge indicator they mean to attack you.

If you’ve gone ahead and you’ve taken your two, three, four steps back and all of a sudden the person starts inching their way on in, that’s a huge red flag.

Could they be coming on in to try to intimidate you and they have no means whatsoever, no desire whatsoever, to physically attack you?

It could happen.

The fact is, though, that if someone is decreasing the distance more and more, chances are good they mean to attack.

Another thing to watch for is rate of talk.

If you're trying to de-escalate verbally and they keep ramping up, talking louder and more quickly, that's a red flag.

Finally, watch their facial expressions and their skin tone.

The redder they get, the darker they get, the more you should be concerned that your de-escalation is not working.

Keep all these factors in mind.

If you can't prevent a fight, if you can tell the fight is on top of you, you have to be prepared to fight back.

That's why we train… and it's why we train to prevent fights whenever we can in the first place.

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MCS 281 – Unarmed Combatives: Defeating Weapons Attacks

MCS 281: Unarmed Combatives: Defeating Weapons Attacks
MCS 281: Unarmed Combatives: Defeating Weapons Attacks
MCS 281: Unarmed Combatives: Defeating Weapons Attacks

People FEAR weapons.

Facing someone who's armed, especially when you're not…

…is understandably something most of us dread.

That's because it's a life and death situation.

But a lot of people studying combatives, including a lot of instructors, are making a critical mistake:

They're forgetting that the person is the problem.

The fact is, realistic combatives teach you to go after the attacker, not his weapon.

Oh, and most disarms you've been taught?

They're nothing but “competing” with the attacker, and you DON'T want that!

In this week's podcast episode, Modern Combat & Survival's Jeff Anderson talks to combatives expert Tim Larkin of Target Focus Training to get the REAL DEAL when it comes to defeating weapons attacks.

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Here's What You'll Discover In This Week's Episode:

  • Your number 1 goal when dealing with ALL attacks, armed and unarmed.
  • The type of attacker you SHOULD be training for when it comes to knife defense!
  • How a man wielding a club has an anatomical advantage thanks to his weapon.
  • The best times to take down an attacker armed with a gun!
  • How the concept of “vectors” will change the way you think about “weapons defense.”

This is a longer episode, and every minute is PACKED with information.

Get in on this now and we think YOUR approach to weapons “defense” just might change forever!

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Real Street Fights: Throwing Your “Combat Switch” For Self-Defense Against Multiple Attackers!

Self Defense Against Multiple Attackers: Mob Violence /Flash Mob Defense

Jeff Anderson

Facing multiple attackers is the most dangerous thing you can do.

That's because if they get you down on the ground, they could easily stomp you to death.

Facing one guy isn't necessarily a life-and-death situation, although it could be.

Facing a bunch of people at once almost certainly is.

To succeed, you've got to be able to throw your “combat switch.”

You probably have a vague idea that this is the combat mindset you need to be truly ruthless in a life-or-death fight.

But how exactly do you go about developing that, and what does it really mean to you?

I spoke with my friend Ron Grobman about this, and here is a run-down of what he had to say to me.

Throwing Your “Combat Switch” For Multiple Attackers!

Self Defense Against Multiple Attackers: Mob Violence /Flash Mob Defense
Self Defense Against Multiple Attackers: Mob Violence /Flash Mob Defense

Ron Grobman
Ron Grobman

Your combat switch is that change in your mindset that is going to help you unleash your full power and your full potential.

Throwing that combat switch is what will help you destroy the person in front of you.

So, this begs the question:

  • How do you establish that switch?
  • How do you develop it?
  • How do you identify what it is and then incorporate it in your training?

Here are three tips for developing your combat switch, including two drills.

1. The Hallway Drill

The first of the two drills is called the hallway drill.

Think of it as running a gauntlet.

You have to have a number of training partners to do this drill.

  • The training partners form two rows of people, creating a hallway.
  • The person doing the drill has to make their way through the gauntlet.
  • The whole time, the people on either side are striking at them, hitting them, grabbing them.

The person going through the hallway can fight back, and their goal is to make their way through the gauntlet.

You can scale the intensity of this drill based on how much force the participants are willing to use.

(Obviously, it would be easy to get hurt doing this, so take that into consideration when determining how much force to use.)

2. The Ring Of Fire

The second drill is related to the first, but with some variations.

It's called the ring of fire.

You get enough people together so that they can surround the student with their arms interlaced.

(This isn't a fighting drill, because the people in the ring have their arms locked together and can't fight back.)

The student's job is to use sheer brute force to break through the ring.

Meanwhile, the people forming the ring do their best to stop that person.

The drill trains you to use brute strength against a seemingly impossible blockade.

You have to bust out despite them stopping you.

3. Learn That Nothing Is Impossible

The two drills just described put you in a mindset that helps you develop your combat trigger.

They do this because they teach you to do extraordinarily difficult things.

Getting beaten by 20 people while you are fighting back is amazingly difficult.

Busting out of a circle of people determined to stop you is likewise difficult.

Once you've proven to yourself you can do these things, you train your brain to “throw that switch” and do whatever it takes to accomplish your goals.

You learn that you are capable of these great feats, and you learn the attitude that you have to have in order to do so.

When you have to fight, you fight, even if the task seems impossible.

It hinges on fear and anger.

When fear turns to anger turns to determination in the face of impossible odds, you learn to completely unleash yourself.

That is your combat switch.

Learning to throw it, and developing it through this type of training, could save your life.

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Real Ground Fighting Street Fight Tactics: How To Pound A Grounded Attacker!

Jeff Anderson

You've heard the statistics before, and most of them are made up on the spot.

“X percent of fights go to the ground!”

It's hard to attach a real number to that, but in a real street fight, it is very likely you could end up on the ground.

On your back on the pavement is the last place you want to be.

You can't fight back while you're on the ground…

…and you could easily get stomped to death.

But, you might be saying, maybe I'm the one on top.

Maybe it's him who's on his back on the pavement.

Well, even if you have the opponent on his back and you are on top, your options are still limited.

I spoke with combatives expert Damian Ross about this, and here is a run-down of what he told me.

How To Pound A Grounded Attacker!

Street Fight Ground Fighting Tactics: Ground & Pound

Damian Ross

Fighting on the ground limits your ability to use your body's weapons.

Even in a superior position, doing effective damage to the opponent can be hard.

There are certain strikes or attacks that work best on the ground when you're on top of your attacker.

Using these could give you the advantage you need when you are essentially performing “the old ground and pound” on the enemy.

Until you find yourself in this position, you won't be prepared for how what you might normally do won't work well.

1. Open Hand Strikes

First of all, when you're on top of a grounded attacker, use open-hand blows.

These are the heel of the hand and the edge of the hands.

The reason these work is that they take advantage of the body's natural weapons.

Your knuckles are relatively fragile, and if you strike something hard with them — like a skull — you run the risk of hurting yourself badly.

Unlike a closed fist, when you strike with the edge of the hand or the heel of the palm, you can hit a relatively hard object without hurting yourself.

There's another reason that you need to use the heel of the hand or the edge of the hand, though, that has nothing to do with the skull and how hard it is.

That is that you might miss.

2. Arcing Strikes

If you miss the attacker's head, you could strike the ground.

That means hitting pavement in a lot of cases, or at the very least a hard floor.

There is nothing worse than smashing your knuckles onto pavement.

You can't operate a gun or effectively manipulate a knife after you've done that.

Use an arcing type of motion, not a linear strike.

(Avoid straight punches, in other words.)

That way, if you do miss the attacker's face, you won't be slamming your hand directly into whatever is on either side of it.

If he moves his head six inches to either side, it's all over for your hand.

3. One Knee Up, One Knee Down

While you're on top of your attacker, keep one knee up and one knee down.

This helps you maintain your balance.

When he covers up — and he's going to, with you beating on him — hack his arm with the edge of your hand.

Move his arm out of the way and continue to target his neck and head.

Pin the arm if you can.

Once you get his arms out of the way, he's done like dinner.

Remember, this isn't a give and take like in sparring.

You have to tap into your natural bloodlust and go as hard as you can.

Even if you're in great shape, a confrontation like this will leave you exhausted.

You've got to recover from the adrenaline dump and do what you have to do.

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Real Street Fights: 3 Things To Remember When Fighting A Larger Attacker!

Jeff Anderson

When it comes to mixed martial arts and other combat sports, there are weight classes.

This is what separates sports from reality.

In real life, when you're facing somebody, you won't have the luxury of dividing up into weight classes so you have a “fighting chance”!

You may be facing someone who is bigger or stronger.

In fact, you PROBABLY will, because “bad guys” pick victims they think they can beat.

Facing someone who is bigger and stronger than you is one of the biggest fears most people have.

For that reason, I talked to my friend Mike Gillette to get his advice.

Here's a summary of the three tips he gave me for facing a larger attacker.

3 Things To Remember When Fighting A Larger Attacker!

Fighting Larger Attackers: 3 Things To Remember

Mike Gillette

You know that when you match against someone, size is a factor.

Another factor, though, is how much knowledge you have.

You can't be bigger than every person you meet.

You can't always be stronger no matter how strong you get.

So you've got to fight smarter.

This is where training and preparation come in.

It also brings us to our first tip for facing someone who's larger and stronger.

#1: You Won't Be Fighting A Professional

In the cage, on the mat, or in the ring, it's very rare that a fighter does something the other fighter has never seen before.

You'd have to go all the way back to the early days of the UFC, when it was just a free-for-all, to see a competition where fighters were doing things their opponents had never seen.

Those days are long gone.

Everybody knows everything if they're a competitive fighter.

Gaps in knowledge still exist, however, out in the real world, in street fighting.

The more you know, the better off you will be if you get attacked by someone larger than you.

He won't be a professional fighter, chances are, so if you know things he doesn't, you'll be able to take him by surprise and use his ignorance against him.

#2: He's Going To Pick You Because He Thinks He Can Win

It's rare that a much smaller guy attacks a much larger guy.

Criminals will target someone smaller because they think that they can win easily.

This means you've got to keep in mind, in every altercation, that you're going to be at a disadvantage right from the start.

You're not going to be able to just rely on size and strength to win because the attacker will already have chosen someone smaller.

You've got to communicate clearly and immediately with the opponent in that situation, which means inflicting pain.

But pain alone won't be enough if he's bigger and stronger.

That, in turn brings us to…

#3: Take His Balance And You Own Him

If you can introduce instability, you can inflict pain in a way that you can't by trying to overwhelm somebody when they're larger.

When we take away someone's balance, even for a brief moment, it creates a sense of panic.

The biggest priority to anyone who is off balance is suddenly to regain that balance.

Nobody tries to fight when they're falling.

The first thing they try to do is regain their footing, get their head over their hips, and figure themselves out.

It can all happen very quickly, but if you can take the attacker's balance, you get a brief window of opportunity during which they're focused on something that isn't you.

This can give you the chance to take a devastating shot and take them down.

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Real Street Fights: How To Combat FEAR!

Jeff Anderson

Most of us don't go around fighting people.

It's natural, therefore, to feel fear when you suddenly find yourself face-to-face with an aggressive attacker…

…Especially someone your brain tells you is a real threat because he's larger, stronger, or more experienced, right?

Want to know how to face fear head-on… and even use it to your advantage?

I spoke with self-defense trainer Matt Numrich about this, and here's a quick run-down of what he told me about dealing with fear in a fight.

How To Make Fear Your B*tch In A Real Street Fight!

Real Street Fights: Conquering Fear

Matt Numrich

When it comes to defending yourself in a real street fight, fear is a tricky thing…

It can be your worst enemy and cause you to doubt yourself and your ability to survive the attack – effectively causing you to hesitate… and we all know that hesitation kills.

But fear can also be your best friendIF you know how to harness its power and use it to your advantage.

Not only that, but it's super easy to do, and here are 3 quick tips to make YOU the master of your body's natural response when you're facing an attacker with no way out…

1. Meet Fear Head-On… At Its Source!

In a confrontation, people go back and forth between two extreme emotions…

They're either feeling fear or they're feeling really, really angry.

And in fact, it's not unusual to go back and forth between these two emotions when you're looking at the potential of having to defend yourself.

But both fear AND anger can get you in trouble:

If you let anger get the best of you, you're going to do some pretty stupid things.

You're not going to have control of yourself… you're not going to make the right ethical calls… you may take things way, way too far – potentially even ending up killing someone accidentally because you were out of control

But on the other end of the continuum is fear.

Fear causes hesitation – and hesitation can get you killed.

The good news is that fear is nothing more than an emotion when you really get down to it.

And emotions are something you can control.

The key is to analyze your own fears on the deepest level you can so you can find your own “fear triggers”.

That's going to be different for different people – some may have experienced a traumatic experience in the past… others may be programmed by years of negative self-talk… or bullying.

Either way, when you strip it all away, it all comes down to one thing…


Ultimately I think that's why most people want to learn self-defense techniques – and learning how to fight does have that power, but ONLY if you follow these next 2 steps…

2. The “Missing Link” Most People Don't Address When Facing Fear In A Real Street Fight…

Remember the first time you got in a car to learn how to drive?

You almost certainly had a certain level of an anxiety or fear when you first got behind the wheel, right?

Whether that was in drivers ed class or your parents maybe took you out for the first time, your heart was probably racing a mile a minute and you were scared to death about scratching the paint on dad's old 1974 Dodge Dart.

Now let's jump ahead a few years…

Now when you get in your car, you can do so without your heart jumping up into your throat, right?

Why is that?

Why do you feel so differently now, as opposed to that first time that you did it?

It’s because you've had all this practice now.

And that's the “missing link” that few people who are facing their fears ever realize about eliminating its negative effects: it takes PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!

I know, sounds simple… and it is… but there's actually one more important piece to the puzzle…

3. “Practice Makes Perfect”? No… “PERFECT Practice Makes Perfect”!

Practice by itself isn't enough to overcome your fear in a real street fight.

You can perform millions of punches and thousands of kicks and blocks, but these won't help you overcome fear if:

  1. Your techniques aren't effective in a real street fight (without rules!); and
  2. You don't practice your techniques under realistic conditions that simulate a real attack

You see, it's not about the fact that you're practicing; it's about HOW you're practicing.

Bottom line is you have to use scenario-based training – putting yourself through realistic simulations of what you'll face on the street.

Once you've done that many times, once you know what to expect, fear won't cripple you.

In fact, the natural adrenaline rush you'll get from that initial “fear” your body senses can be USED to increase your strength and power when you finally realize it's “go time” and make your move.

This type of training isn't that hard to do – and can even be fun.

That's why I took a good hard look not just at the techniques I've trained my students in… but HOW we train them.

This was the whole foundation of our Fearless Street-Fighting video series and I've seen it create amazing results in those who have trained with it.

But no matter what you're training in, stop and think about whether the tactics you're learning – and the way you're training with them – are doing enough to help you control fear in a real street fight… and use it to your advantage!

What's The Scariest Confrontation You've Ever Had?

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MMA “Cage Fighter” vs. Gang Member (Who Wins In A Real Street Fight?)

Real Street Fight: MMA Cage Fighter Vs. Gang Thug Street Fighter

Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson, Editor

Do you ever watch mixed martial arts (MMA) matches like UFC fights?

Lots of people do.

They're incredibly popular.

Two men locked in an octagon cage…

…”no holds barred”…

…kicks, throws, choke-outs…anything goes!

A lot of people figure MMA is the end-all, be-all of combat, but let me ask you this question…

Who Would Win In A REAL Street Fight? An MMA Athlete… Or A Vicious Gang Member?

Real Street Fight: MMA Cage Fighter Vs. Gang Thug Street Fighter
Real Street Fight: MMA Cage Fighter Vs. Gang Thug Street Fighter

When we ran a survey of our readers a while back and asked this question, 67% or respondents said that the “mixed martial arts” fighter would win.

Probably because he trains hard and is typically big, strong, and in great physical condition, right?

But think about this…

When an MMA fighter is battling his opponent in the octagon, he never has to worry about “sneak attacks” like:

  • Knives
  • Guns
  • Baseball bats
  • Or “multiple attackers”

And if things get out of hand and “too violent”, there's a friendly referee to stop the fight before there's any life-threatening trauma.

The bottom line is…

The “Cage” Is Not The Street!

In fact, did you know that the most devastating, fight-ending tactics are considered “illegal” in even the most violent MMA matches?

It makes sense, right?

Even though these fighters are amazing, “rules” are what keep them safe from being crippled for life… blinded… or even killed!

But for your own safety (and the safety of those who may be with you when you’re attacked), you MUST get this through your head right now…

…There Are No RULES On The Street!

All of those “illegal” fight moves that MMA fighters aren’t allowed to use (because they’re too brutal and dangerous) are EXACTLY what the hardened street thug will use first when ambushing you in a parking lot on your way to your car.

He knows that these are the tactics that really end a fight fast… and make him the “hero” of his friends as they all laugh at you while you’re laying there in a bloody mess on the pavement.

So How Could YOU Possibly Stand A Chance Against A Street-Trained “Dirty” Fighter?

There's only one way…

Use the same exact nasty moves that are considered “illegal” and “too dangerous” for even no-holds-barred cage matches.

I know that sounds impossible, but it’s absolutely true…

You don’t need to spend hours practicing these moves or be “big and strong” to pull most of them off.

They’re simple as hell… but each of them are enough to send someone TWICE your size to the ground in crippling pain – unable to get back up and fight.

I’ve created an entire program so you can see exactly how to use each move.

Now Let Me Warn You…

These are NOT the techniques you’ll see in any “self-defense school”.

Every one of these nasty tactics I’ll show you are designed for life-or-death SURVIVAL!

The kind of attacks when you have someone you love hiding behind you trembling and YOU are the only thing between them and the sadistic a**hole who will take advantage of you being unconscious!

Not only am I offering the Defeat Larger Attackers DVD for FREE, there is even a companion DVD to go along with it so you can learn how to Defeat MULTIPLE Attackers!

You'll see, in full step-by-step detail, how to employ effective moves in a real fight against a bigger, stronger, more vicious attacker.

No “theory”… no fluff… no fancy schmancy complicated moves!

Just 100% hardcore tactics you can bet your life on!

Now this DVD is NOT available for public sale… but you’re getting it as one of my readers.

I'm fully committed to making sure you have all the resources you need to protect yourself and those you love.

Go grab your DVD's right away. 

Have You Ever Had A REAL Street Fight?

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CCW Tactics For Real Gunfights: Dad Drops BABY… Then Draws His Gun!

Shocking Street Attack Surprises: CCW Tactics For Real Street Fights - Dad Drops Baby And Draws Gun

It was a life-or-death decision few men would have the cajones to make…

Shield your 1 y.o. daughter with a white-knuckle grip while being viciously beaten by 4 thugs?

Or DROP HER to fight to your gun?!

That's the exact choice one young father had to make as he was brutally attacked by 4 thugs in a local McDonalds parking lot.

As a father myself, this dad's story plays out like my worst nightmare…

… and for those of us who carry a gun to protect ourselves and those we love, this attack offers…

A Serious “Wake-Up Call” For Concealed Carry Gun Owners…

Shocking Street Attack Surprises: CCW Tactics For Real Street Fights - Dad Drops Baby And Draws Gun
Shocking Street Attack Surprises: CCW Tactics For Real Street Fights – Dad Drops Baby And Draws Gun

It was 1:30 on a bright, sunny Spring afternoon when 21 y.o. Martavious Conner took his infant daughter to a local McDonalds for a treat.

“As I'm leaving out, someone asked me for a lighter,” Conner explained.

That wasn't a random request.

Conner had no idea that he was being watched, carefully selected… and lured into a trap!

He was “the perfect target” for an ambush!

Waiting in the parking lot was 21 y.o. Ladarius Pugues (not pictured) and his partners, Cortez Cole, Terrell Pullen, and Quinton Webb – four scumbag thugs with a long history of crime and violence.

Concealed Carry Story - Dad Drops Baby (Thug Mugshots)
Concealed Carry Story – Dad Drops Baby (Thug Mugshots)

Caught off-guard, Conner was instantly swarmed by the four attackers – viciously choked, beaten, and pistol-whipped as he clung to his daughter with a white-knuckle grip to shield her from the blows.

“I was to the ground losing consciousness, but hearing my baby holler – that's what kept me <fighting>,” Conner said.

Outnumbered and unarmed, he knew he couldn't last long… and had to do SOMETHING before he and his daughter were killed!

Conner's only chance for survival was his gun he had hidden under the seat of his car while he went into the restaurant.

But there was just one problem…

He needed both hands to get to, and deploy, his weapon… yet they were the only thing shielding his daughter from the barrage of blows by four monsters who were not giving up the fight.

Conner took instant action…

Dropping his daughter, he scrambled into the car for his gun.

Pulling it from under his seat while being dragged out by his attackers, he wasn't able to “aim” his weapon – but managed to pull the trigger and get a single round into both legs of one of his attackers.

But the fight wasn't over…

In a sudden twist of fate, one of the men managed to wrestle the weapon away from Conner… and pointed it at his head!

That should have been the end for this young father…

Yet, in an unbelievable stroke of luck, the gun jammed in the hands of the attacker and Conner’s life – and his daughter's – were saved.

The four men – one now bleeding on the pavement – piled into their black Infinity and sped away to escape, later to be arrested when they stopped at a fire station to get medical attention for their wounded friend.

Conner and his daughter were lucky.

I don't know about you, but I don't like to rely on “luck” to protect me and my family… and as a father myself, this story scares the ever-loving sh*t out of me.

This guy even had to drop his baby and fight off multiple attackers before he could engage them with his weapon!

What this means is that knowing how to draw, aim, and shoot your gun is not enough.

In other words, you've got to know how to FIGHT to your gun!

Now let me be very clear here…

You do NOT need to be some “black belt” in karate to be able to fight to your gun in an ambush!

In reality, the simpler the technique, the better because all that adrenaline shooting through your veins won't allow you to pull off any complicated “fight moves” anyway.

As a matter of fact, when I developed our “Extreme Close-Combat Shooting” course, I show how all those fancy tactical moves most firearms instructors are showing their students could actually get you KILLED if you try them in a real attack.

How do I know?

Because we looked at hundreds of video footage and the analysis of over 6,000 real-world gunfights to discover what REALLY works in a no-warning ambush… and what led to the death or injury of the victims we reviewed.

Then we pressure-tested dozens of “traditional” techniques being taught and when it all comes down to it, I've found that ONE MOVE is all you really need to be able to gain the space you need to draw your weapon – even against multiple attackers… and even if you're being swarmed by an onslaught of blows!

It's not hard – and it doesn't require a lot of strength – but it'll knock any attacker flat on his ass and get your gun in your hands lightning fast!

(Note: If you have our “Extreme Close-Combat Shooting” course, be sure to go to “Factor 3” to see the technique.)

The point here is that limiting your training and tactics to square-range paper-target shooting will NOT prepare you for fighting off these types of criminals.

There isn't enough space here to go into all of the 7 “Life Or Death” Factors we uncovered in our research and development of our CQC gunfighting system, but if you're interested, you can get more information here…

The only thing I ask is that you keep an open mind because a LOT of the training we go over could actually be the OPPOSITE of what you've heard from other instructors in the past.

However, we go into “no b.s.” details for exactly WHY these methods are superior to other tactics so you can make your own decisions based on real-world analysis and pressure-testing.

If you're an open-minded shooter (or if you're always looking to fine-tune your current skills), then I highly recommend you check out this training now, ok?

I know you'll walk away with a lot more confidence in your skills.

Think about that the next time you're walking with your kids or grandkids.

I know I will.

Have YOU Ever Been Taken By Surprise “On The Street?”

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