It’s The Little Things That Count – Fight To Hurt Them
When most people get into a fight, they’re trying to do one thing: smash you in the face with their fist so hard that it knocks your head off. There’s rarely any more thought or skill involved than that.
This is fine if you’re a huge lummox, but if you’re unfortunate you may find that you’re the David and your opponent is the Goliath.
The chances are your little puny geek self won’t be able to take Goliaths head off with one almighty tomp – so what do you do?
You get sneaky.
Pressure points are all well and good if you have the skill (or luck!), but for most people they won’t work either because your opponent is freakily immune or because adrenalin dump has taken control and you now have all the motor skills as King Kong on ether.
So you need to hurt them or at least damage them enough that they stop pummeling you long enough for you to do your little girly run back to your Mum.
You’ll have heard before in my ‘How To Win Any Fight (without even hitting them!)’ blog about how to get your elbows up, and try to break their hands when they hit you. If you haven’t read this blog – do it now!
If you want to be a bit more proactive then breaking their bones is always a good move to stop them wanting to hit you. The nose is an easy target if you stop swinging big looping haymakers and fire off some open-handed hits (or punches, but you shouldn’t be using a closed fist, really – trust me, the info on that is in another blog) straight down the middle towards their face.
Some people will still come at you with their nose spread out like a squished butterfly, but it should slow them down enough to leg it away.
If you have a bit more skill then just as they step towards you, stamp on their shin/lower leg as they finish the step, and you can snap their leg. Or stamp on their feet and toes – whack anywhere they have small bones and it’s easy to break them. Punching the back of their hands is also good but requires much better timing.
If they’re getting in close them rake their eyes with your fingernails, or prod a bony digit into their eye socket. Try and pull the eyeball out and the fight will go right out of them.
Testicles are an easy target, but as I’ve said before, if you give them a good smack most men will realise they’re going down and so try to murder you in the few seconds they have before the pain hits. This is A Bad Thing. Also don’t be shy to do the same to women – I have it on good authority that a ‘punt to the cunt’ is rather painful to the fairer sex, too!
And that’s it. As ever – KEEP IT SIMPLE! No fancy complicated moves – cause as much damage or pain as it takes to stop them and then get out of there!
Remember that it might take a 300lb hoofer to the head to knock out some people, but around 8lb of pressure in the right place on a small bone (nose, fingers, toes etc) will be enough to disable an attacker just as effectively.