Street fight knockout compilation with breakdown analysis of the 3 Worst Mistakes people make a real street fight. ***WARNING GRAPHIC VIOLENCE. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.***

This week we take a documentary style approach in how to defend yourself in a fight when facing extreme violence.

Here’s how to avoid getting knocked out in one punch by not making these 3 epic fails in a street fight:

#1 ALLOWING SOMEONE TO MAKE THE FIRST MOVE

We get that you are a nice person and you don’t want to hurt someone, but the biggest fail is to wait too long in a confrontation to take action in your own self defense. This doesn’t mean that you should punch someone who gets in your face. What we are really saying is that you should recognize the danger signals of escalation of violence. Basically, look for warning signs so you can at least change your position or location, for example to minimize your vulnerability to say a sucker punch.

It is not always about punching someone first, it is more the case of prevention and control. You must gain control of the situation for your own personal safety and security. Be aware of the surroundings and never let someone have control over you in a fight.

#2 ASSUMING YOUR ATTACKER WILL MOVE HOW YOU EXPECT

One of the biggest problems you may face is to second guess how the person will attack you. This is often the case when people practice martial arts in a Dojo. A typical martial arts practitioner is used to a clinical and standardized way of fighting and moving. To a certain extent they are used to defending themselves against clear patterns of attack that they can see.

However, the reality is that someone that means you harm will attack you when you can’t see it coming. That’s the meaning of a sucker punch. We always say that the punch that knocks you out is the one that you often don’t see. So don’t get knocked out by one punch. Make sure that you keep your awareness about you. Most importantly don’t have any expectation that the bad guy will attack you in a certain way.

#3 NOT THINKING ABOUT YOUR OWN SAFETY: BELIEVING THAT YOU WON’T GET HURT

Some people think that they are untouchable and this leads to a false sense of safety and security in a confrontation. Worst amongst us are those that train in martial arts. While training in a martial art is a great thing to do for many reasons that do not relate to fighting, people in martial arts still feel that they have superhuman powers. That is, they think that they will never be punched in the face in a real fight. Of course, the opposite is true and very likely. Yet many martial artists are surprised when they are punched in the face and don’t react how they thought they would in a real fight.