When we talk about self defesne, we say like do this, strike, he will be in pain and then make your move. But a drunk person might not feel the pain that much when you strike for self defense. So dealing with drunk people can be a little different.
If someone does not feel the pain that much for that time, you strike and go to make your next more, he can attack you or do something else. So you have to be thoughtful about that.
When you are talking to drunk people face to face, he can attack you and you might find it difficult to defend. Although you say something in a nice way, don't expect him to behave in a nice way because he's drunk and maybe so much drunk that he does not even know what he is doing.
So if you want to apply pressure here and there, that might not work. And if you don't know what's going on, you are in trouble. Keep the distance while talking to drunk people. If they attack you or hit you with something, you can move back and defend yourself.
When drunk people attack you, you can defend their attack, move and grab him from the behind. If you can lock him and make him off-balance, you can easily deal with that or move him away.
Sometimes a drunk person has no idea what he is doing because he is too drunk. He's drunk, but you are not. So be reasonable. Insead of attacking him and hurt him pretty bad, grab him and move him away. I made a post about How To Move Someone Away From A Place Without Hurting Him. You can read that. Hope you will find it useful.
When you fight for self defense, all you want is to save your life and go back home alive. This is not about being a hero and show others how good you are at fighting. Martial art is to stop the violence, not to create more. A martial artist knows how the pain feels like. So he or she will not hurt others unless that's the only way for self defense.
Thank you so much for reading this. Please feel free to let me know your thoughts in the comments below. If you like martil arts and want to learn more about self defense, you can check out some of my recent posts.
How To Move Someone Away From A Place Without Hurting Him
Simple Self Defense Techniques You Should Know # 2
Basic Blocks Every Woman Should Know - Self Defense
Use Your Natural Reaction For Self Defense
Ong Bak in Real Life - Martial Art Action
Stay safe. Always be happy!