Have you even seen someone doing headbutt in a public place?
We do not usually see that. People punch, attack with weapons or kick, but headbutt, it is not very often. Sometimes what just happens, that surprises you.
Welcome back to Self Defense Situation # 117. Every situation is different and you cannot fit one thing in every situation. What works in one situation, that might not work in another situation. When you fight for self defense, your move should be based on the situation.
When you practice martial arts, it's a nice place. You have enough space to make your move. So you can easily strike and defend yourself.
What happens in real life, that's awkward and surprising. You do not have enough space. And it happens before you realize it. Let me share a video that can surprise you.
In a shopping mall, you do not have enough space. In this video, you see when these two guys stand face to face, there is not much space. It just happened before understanding anything.
If you want to move backward, you cannot do that. In this situation, you cannot move to the right-hand side because there is a wall. You have one option that is, you can move to the left.
If you do not get the signal that the guy is going to attack you, you will not be able to defend yourself even there is enough space. So the most important thing is to detect that the guy can attack you.
The guy with the red shirt suddenly headbutts. However, we do not know what they are talking. But the way the guy with red shirt moves and shows his attitude, it seems he does not care anything.
Usually, when you are with your wife or girlfriend, you do not want to get in trouble with someone because you will not only endanger your life but also your girlfriend or wife's life.
That woman might be his wife or girlfriend, still, it seems he does not care what would happen next. Attacker's mindset is different and you can be attacked with silly reasons or you do not know instantly why you are being attacked.
So what could have done to defend yourself in this situation?
If you get the signal that this guy is crazy and driven by ego, and could attack you, you can at least keep your hands up while talking. If your hands are up, you can quickly put his hands on his neck to divert him or move him in another direction. Or, you can move to the left.
You can also grab something from behind and throw that to his face. It will distract him or prevent him from going on full force.
If you get hit like this and fall on the ground, you should get up as soon as you can. If the attacker keeps attacking you while you are on the ground, you will find it difficult to defend yourself. In the video, we see the attacker walked away after doing headbutt. In case he continues attacking you, you have to get up and stand to defend yourself.
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Stay safe. Always be happy!