This is Why You Want to Get Up Fast in a Street Fight
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I am all about having ground fighting skills at Active Self Protection, but in a defensive street fight, you want to get up fast. This is a great example of why!
Original video of the street fight available here: https://get-asp.com/zhdw
What does this street fight teach us about defending ourselves on the ground?
1. A life of self-protection must be dedicated to avoidance, de-escalation, and escape whenever possible. You win 100% of the fights that you don't get in, so make a commitment to de-escalate, escape, or evade any encounter you possibly can. Having good situational awareness will give you more time and opportunity to see problems coming and formulate a plan to stay away and protect yourself without danger to yourself or others. This is always our first choice as self-defenders. I don't know what precipitated this street fight, but I guarantee you the guy in the white shirt wishes he had avoided it!
Want to learn more? There are 6 additional lessons, 3 class starters for instructors, and links to more information about this [ATTACK] on our website: https://get-asp.com/zhdw
Attitude. Skills. Plan.
(music in the intro and outro courtesy of Bensound at http://www.bensound.com)
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