Carter Lowe Creator, entrepreneur, and self-care advocate
Reading time: 11 min

How to win in battle

Sometimes honor, respect or courage is called into question. If you want to win in a fight or fight against a bigger, stronger and more experienced opponent, follow these simple rules.

It may happen, either because your masculinity is questioned, or because you literally have no other choice, you must raise your fists and engage in a duel. And the main thing here is not to win or lose the fight, although it would be nice to win, but to show that you can stand up for yourself. If you want to win in hand-to-hand combat against a bigger, stronger and more experienced opponent, follow these simple rules.

1. Always be aware of your surroundings. Know who can attack you and how to quickly retreat. This will help you see the violence before it happens and give you time to prepare your response if you need it. It will also make the adrenaline work in your favor and you won't go into a daze.

Actively use your peripheral vision when looking around. Peripheral vision is the outer limit of your vision - what you see in the periphery when you look directly at an object. Make active use of your peripheral vision. It will help you see interference while you still have time.

2. If you feel in serious danger, leave as soon as possible. If you think a person or group is going to attack you when you want to leave, try to get out without drawing their attention. Attackers are more likely to run after you if they think you're actively retreating.

Curb Your Pride - Petty squabbles can turn into big trouble because both sides have failed to control their pride or acknowledge their shortcomings. A trip to the hospital with a broken nose is probably not worth standing up in a fight you're losing.

3. Try to neutralize the situation. This is the negotiation phase of the fight. Talk to your opponent and try to convince him to back down or instill in him the value of a truce. If you are endowed with the gift of persuasion, this is exactly the time when you can use it. During negotiations, do not lose vigilance.

Say something like, “I'm not afraid to fight you, but to be honest, I wouldn't want to do it. Let's just calm down and try to deal with this like adults."

Or try saying something like, “I don't want to hurt you. I have nothing to prove. You can try to hit me, but I wouldn't recommend that you do that."

4. If you can't escape, take a fighting stance. Raise your hands, palms forward, at neck level, and tilt your body away from the attacker. By doing this, you provide three things: control a vital distance from the attacker (arms act as a "fence"), cover your head and important organs, and do not appear aggressive. Always stay on the move, but never back down.

Protect your face with your hands. Consider a photo of a boxer who is covering his face with gloves - this is how you should hold your hands, unless you are currently punching.

Spread your legs and bend them slightly at the knees. This will give you more balance. You hardly want the attacker to knock you down. If you are not speaking, do not open your mouth. A well-placed blow to an open mouth can break the jaw.

5. From behind your fence, continue to have a soothing dialogue (for example: "What's the problem? Is there anything I can help you with?"). The best way to win a fight is to not let it happen at all. The phrases "Calm down, buddy" and "Relax, buddy" can add to the tension.

Appeasing dialogue can be characterized by a number of positive features:

Offers the attacker non-violent options for the development of events.

May reduce the attacker's readiness or cause him to overestimate his own capabilities.

Sets your position in a fight.

Hinders the choice of attacker, which gives you some time.

6. Watch your opponent's adrenaline level. When an attacker's adrenaline is running high, a fight is likely to be inevitable. Once adrenaline enters the bloodstream, most people cannot stop themselves from being attacked. Be ready to strike no matter what you think about your opponent's actions.

Signs that your adversary's adrenaline is running high:

• Monosyllabic speech or lowing

• Excessive sweating

• Spread fingers

) • Frowning eyebrows

• Dropped chin

• Pale face

• Bared teeth

7. When you fight, make noise. It may look strange, but it works. Shout your loudest battle cry in a fit of rage. This is useful for two reasons. First, if your screams are actually scary, you will intimidate your opponent. Secondly, you will draw more attention to the fight, making it easier to end it.

8. Keep your distance with a fence. To hit you, the attacker will need to pass through your fence. Over 95% of the time, people try to hit the head, usually with a right hook.(Most people are right-handed.) If you know your opponent is left-handed, beware of a left hook to the face or body.

Use your fence as a tripwire grenade. If your opponent touches it, regroup and launch a preemptive strike. Hit after the second touch and try to hit the weak spot.

Don't wait for the opponent to correct his actions or toughen up his attempts. Even if he touches you once, prepare to counterattack immediately after his next attempt.

9. Be very careful when hitting the face. You can easily break the small bones of your hands or even break your knuckles. To reduce this chance, aim for the nose and lips.

10. If the opponent is bigger and more experienced than you, try not to let him hit you. If he is strong, then his punch is probably very strong. Sometimes one well-placed punch is enough to send a person offline.

Resourcefulness is the key to victory. Stand on tiptoe and move back and forth like a boxer. If the attacker does not know the direction of your movement, it will be more difficult for him to hit you or knock you to the floor.

After you dodge a blow, the enemy will lose their vigilance for a split second. It's time to strike. It is useful to know the weaknesses of the enemy. Good points to strike are the nose, face, kidneys, temples and throat. A successful hit can temporarily disable it (especially a hit to the throat, but there is a danger of collapse of the trachea). Kicks to the thigh are effective. You can unbalance him long enough to punch or kick your opponent in the jaw.

11. Know how to take a hit. Unless you fly like a butterfly and sting like a bee, you are more likely to miss at least one or two hits in a fight. Knowing how to take hits will help you last longer and take hard hits.

How to withstand a blow to the face. Keep your mouth closed, keep your head down, clench your jaw muscles, and move in the direction of the blow. Moving in the direction of the strike (unless it's a direct quick strike) can cause the opponent to miss, giving you a chance to retaliate. If possible, force the enemy to aim at your forehead, a blow to which can damage his arm.

​​

How to receive a blow to the body. Tighten your abdominal muscles without inhaling much air. Try to sidestep the blow so that it hits the side (on a tangent), and not directly in the stomach or on the internal organs.

12. Aim your ripostes at the chin or jaw. Fist and hand techniques are the most justified. Before hitting, look at the jaw. This will not only give you a chance to disable the enemy: even an unsuccessful but powerful attempt can make the attacker think about the meaning of further efforts.

If he left his belly exposed, try hitting him in the solar plexus to knock the air out of him. In this case, the battle will be effectively over.

13. If he falls, kick or kick him in the legs and torso. A falling knee is also very effective, but you should be aware that in this case you will be in close proximity to any of his attacks. Do not kick the head - such a blow can easily become fatal.

14. As soon as the enemy is down and defeated, run away. If your fighting technique is strong enough and you psychologically disarm your opponent with "dialogue" and "fence" he will be knocked out or at least disoriented. Take advantage of this time to escape if possible. If your strike didn't have that effect, you'll still catch him by surprise. Keep pushing him back with punches to the chin, jaw, and neck until the opponent loses the will to fight.

How to win in battle. Tips

• Don't be afraid of pain, because the adrenaline rush will make you feel nothing until the fight is over.

• Never back down.

• Before starting a fight, fix in your mind which hand your opponent is leading. This will help to deliver a preemptive strike.

• Strike when the enemy is distracted and don't stop until you see blood.

Focus all your anger on the opponent.

• Don't attack first. Regardless of how the duel developed, you will be able to sue your opponent for assault. And if you didn't attack first, it will greatly increase your chances of winning in court.

• Your level of strength and stamina will be the main factor influencing whether the duel lasts more than a few seconds. It's extremely helpful to do some weightlifting with a combative twist.

• If your opponent is disoriented, switch to multiple strikes in a fast manner: combos can cut down your opponent faster and with less chance for you to get hit back. The downside is that there is a greater chance of missing and hurting yourself. Be mindful of speed, but don't go too fast - you're not Bruce Lee.

• If the opponent is larger, it is better to immediately try to knock him down and not let him get up. This will give you a huge advantage.

• Some of the most powerful preemptive strike techniques are the double thigh strike and "waves". To learn more about these techniques, watch the DVD "Power punching by Peter Consterdine" and "MFFS by Russell Statelli"

. Try not to hit in the direction of the nose from the bottom up, you can accidentally kill your opponent.

• Mindfulness is the key to victory! It is useful to control the environment at all times.

• Never let your guard down. Before taking a breather, make sure that there are no opponents nearby.

• If you fall, do your best to keep the enemy away from you until you get up. Every second of being on the ground increases the risk of getting kicked or kicked by both the attacker and any person standing nearby. You will be very vulnerable when you start trying to get to your feet, and may even have a better position on the ground if the enemy is too close. Keep your arms near your upper body, be ready to roll away from attacks and use your legs to keep your opponent at bay.

• However, don't hesitate or worry about the legal consequences of what you do after the attack. If you are in danger, it is better to defend yourself strongly and explain your actions later in court than to be injured or killed.

• Whatever fight you get into, it can have serious and even life-changing consequences. Only fight if it's a matter of life and death - legal liability is worth nothing less. It is much easier to permanently harm or kill a person than is generally believed, and weapons are often used in modern brawls.

• Treat all injuries as quickly as possible.

• Never try to grab an opponent's legs with your hands when he is in a stable position. It can often be too difficult to move it, and besides, you will be subject to many types of attacks, such as a knee strike or a blow to the back of the head. You can knock down the enemy by grabbing him by the calf and, at the same time pulling the enemy’s leg towards you, push him with your shoulder to the knee. This technique can be performed differently, with one foot grabbing the opponent's leg and the other pushing the knee.