Fighting multiple attackers or Multiple target opportunities if you will, is an absolute must learn when it comes to reality based self defense. Lets learn how to put your self defense skills to a higher level to be able to deal with scenarios where you find your self outnumbered.
In the first part of this longer article we discussed three basic principles you should start working on to be able to deal with more than one threat.
We touched the fact that you have to keep moving, never go to the ground and learn how to switch off people really, really fast.
Before we move to the next stuff, I’d like to share this with you:
Always assume that you are fighting more than one guy. Every idiot has a friend. Remember that and train accordingly to never be surprised a new pair of fists that aim for your head appeared in the scenario.
Now that being said (written) let’s see what else you can and should use when dealing with multiple attackers.
This is a great technique that I have first seen with Lee Morrison and I totally love it.
The main principle of this point that with flanking, you put your self in a position where the numbers of your opponent suddenly don’t matter anymore.
Take a look at this video to get the proper knowledge about it:
To learn more from Lee Morrison, you can go to:
How good is that?!
In order to make this work, as coach Lee said in one of the videos, is that once you flank to the side of one of the opponents, you don’t really have much time to deal with him, because they will soon orientate back to you and readjust.
That is why you have to drop him ASAP, like we wrote in the previous part of this article.
Why I also like this tactic is that it creates an escape route for you. So even if you don’t want to fight for whatever reason you may have, you can use this flanking tactic to get to the side (even behind if done right) your opponent and start sprinting away.
Incredible also when used against just one opponent. You can make it violent or non-violent. Up to you.
That is right. Put something in your hands that would create an advantage for you. A chair, a rock, your fat friend Bob’s week old socks … anything that would increase your chances for survival.
Imagine using the flanking tactic, from the previous point, in a bar to get to a bottle that you may instantly smack over the first guy’s head.
I am sure that would mess up couple people’s will to fight.
Just be sure, if you happen to take out some of the manufactured weapons like knives, kobutans, telescopic batons or any kind of that stuff, please, be sure you know how to work with it.
It is always a shame, when someone brings a weapon to the fight and then it get taken from him and even worse, used against him.
Train with what you have - Luke Holloway
I would highly recommend to learn something about improvised weapons and use of an environment. Incorporate it in your training as well. It is going to open your eyes a LOT.
Much information was shared but we are still not at the end yet. There is some more stuff you should learn, before we finish our story.
Go ahead and read the third and last part about dealing with multiple attacking people.
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