This isn’t something I’m happy talking about, but it’s a horrible reality of the world we now live in.
The elections are coming up, and everybody’s talking about politics.
But one thing we’ve ALL got to be aware of right now is that the moment you step outside… pick up a sign… attend a rally or a protest… or EVEN IF YOU AREN’T POLITICAL AT ALL…
…you’ve might get into a FIGHT.
Violence has overtaken our streets.
And all you have to do is look at news footage online to see that it’s gotten worse.
But I noticed something while reviewing a lot of that footage… something that points to the BIG mistake countless people are making.
It’s a mistake that WILL get you hurt or even killed if you don’t deal with it!
The #1 Street Fighting Mistake People Make
Before we talk about that mistake, I want to be clear:
I am not taking a political position, and I don’t care who you vote for.
Right, left, center, or something else entirely… no matter what your opinion, there’s some whacko out there who won’t like it.
We’re seeing more and more assaults on people, even innocent people, just caught up in all the craziness going on out there.
That means that no matter who you are, no matter what you are doing, and even if you’re in your own home, you may have to fight to protect yourself.
There is no shortage of footage of people doing just that in today’s violent climate.
But do you know what mistake almost ALL of them are making?
They have no idea what they’re doing!
Even law enforcement officers, forced to go hand-to-hand with protesters and rioters – people who are supposed to be trained – are making it up as they go.
You watch the footage of people fighting with the cops, fighting with civilians, fighting with each other…
…and you can see they’re flailing around wildly, unsure of how to handle multiple opponents (very common, in this day of flash mobs and riots), totally unprepared for dealing with the “melee weapons” street fighters are bringing out to play.
(These include shields, frozen bottles, “locks in socks,” KNIVES, and a bunch of other makeshift and purpose-built weapons.)
Now, I know a lot of people are arming themselves to deal with these threats… but you can’t always have a gun with you.
A lot of people carrying knives and other weapons aren’t sure how to use them, either.
And even if you ARE armed, you’ll need to know how to fight people who are ALSO carrying weapons, from guns, to knives, to sticks and clubs.
When that happens, you’ve got to know exactly what to do if you’re going to defeat vicious, street-fighting attackers… and even multiple attackers.
If you’re just “making it up as you go,” you’re going to FAIL… and failure means getting maimed or even killed!
That’s when you need an expert who can give you the simple, step-by-step instructions for what to do in just about EVERY situation you might face…
…using techniques that ANYONE can learn to do, even if they’re not in great shape.
Even in “reality based self defense” training curriculums, no one likes to think that they’ll get hurt in a fight.
But let’s face it… anything can happen, right?
So why don’t most martial arts programs train for the reality of potential injury during an attack… and how to fight through it to survive?
Here’s how you can add some realism to your self defense training and prepare for the worst…
Reality Based Self Defense Training –
Fighting Through Injury
Any number of injuries can happen in a real street fight so it’s important that you begin to train with a variety of simulated “wounds” so that you’re at least familiar with how to fight through the pain and restrictions.
The “Pebble In The Shoe” Trick – Pick a small, jagged pebble off the ground and put it in your shoe. The pain will make you favor your other leg and prepare you for fighting in a scenario where you may have twisted an ankle or been shot or stabbed.
The “Pirate” Trick – Ever have a grain of sand stuck in your eye? Hurts like hell, right? In a real street fight, you can get grit in your eye, punched, or scratched and you’re unable to keep it open to fight. Fighting with one-eye destroys your depth perception and peripheral vision. Put an eye patch over one eye and train vs. a bag or sparring partner to see the difference.
The “School Yard Double Dare” Trick – Every young boy has at one point boldly yelled at another, “I could beat you with one hand tied behind my back!”. Time to prove it…You never know when your arm could be broken in a fight or hit by a bullet, so use a rope or a belt to restrain your arm to the side of your body.
The “Dazed & Confused” Trick – A smack to the head can at least temporarily cause you to become light-headed, confused, and disoriented. Grab a baseball bat and place one end on the ground (vertically) and then, hunching over, place your forehead on the tip of the handle. Now, keeping the bat stationary, quickly spin your body around the bat 10 times while keeping your forehead on the bat. Stand up and immediately attack a heavy bag or your padded training partner while dizzy.