Welcome back to Self Defense Situation - What Do You Do? - Part 41. In this series of posts, we talk about different situations and what you can do to defend yourself in that situation. I'd like to thank everyone for your support and feedback. Before getting in a fight, sometimes we see people pushing each other and then start fighting.
If you are in a situation where someone is aggressive and pushing you, what can you do to defend yourself in that situation?
Behind any attack, there is a reason. But you do not always find out the reasons of their action instantly. Maybe they have power and they think they can do anything they want and get away with there. If someone is aggressive and there is no obvious reasons, you cannot do much over there.
Let's watch this video. This is not my video, all video credit goes to Nick Drossos.
When you talk to someone, you can see his response and reaction. Although you are nice, the guy can be aggressive. If that guy has some misconceptions about you, you can talk to him and tell him the truth. If he knows and understands it, he will stop being aggressive.
As soon as someone pushes you, it gets into physical. The guy pushes you, and he can punch you any time. What you would do in this situation, it is up to you and based on the situation. For example, you are going somewhere, and the guy does not want you to go that way. That's why he pushes you. No problem. You can go in another way.
If the attacker intends to attack you, and he just checks you out by pushing, that is different. He just wants to see what you are going to do. Again if you can skip it, you can walk away. No need to get in a fight.
In case the attacker takes something away from you like your bag, bike or something valuable, you want it back, you cannot just walk away. When the attacker pushes you, you can move to the side. Or, when you see his hands coming towards you, you can move to the side, grab his hands, pull and throw him. You can use his force against him.
If the attacker is about to draw his weapon, it is better to make your move and stop him right there before pulling his weapon. Once he has the weapon in his hand, the situation is going to be changed. Then you have to fight and disarm his weapons.
Distance between you and your opponent is an important factor. If you want to avoid this, walk away or run, you can make the distance a little longer, get out of there. On the other hand, if you need to fight to get your things back, you like to control the distance so that you can defend yourself and attack any time.
So what would you do in this situation? Please feel free to leave your comment below. Thank you so much for reading this post. If you like martial arts and want to learn more about self defense and martial arts, check out some of my recent posts.
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