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How to Avoid Street Fights and How to Win

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They key to winning a physical confrontation is to simply avoid them before they start. This is easier said than done. But, with the right state of mind and restraint, a person can likely bypass a potentially terrible situation and simply walk away without a scratch. They key is to know the motivations of your wood-be attacker and how to evade their prompts and taunts and to respond by not looking vulnerable.

Key Takeaways:

  • The key to boosting long-term personal security in dangerous places is to avoid planting or nourishing the seeds of bad intentions. Not doing vigilante work in a gang-infested city is No. 1 on my list.
  • To avoid falling into the criminal’s trap, do not stand in the open or against a wall. Putting your back to a light pole or mailbox is better. That protects your back against a secondary attacker and gives you an obstacle with which you can frustrate frontal attacks.
  • The robbery-motivated attacker is best foiled by closing his window of opportunity through avoidance tactics like walking instead of waiting for a bus; pacing, as if your ride is late, instead of standing; carrying something in your hand;

“The robbery-motivated attacker is best foiled by closing his window of opportunity through avoidance tactics like walking instead of waiting for a bus; pacing, as if your ride is late, instead of standing; carrying something in your hand;”

To access the whole article:

http://blackbeltmag.com/daily/self-defense-training/how-to-avoid-street-fights-when-you-can-and-how-to-win-street-fights-when-you-cant-avoid-them/

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