It is very important for you to learn to think fast and decide on the best technique for handling attackers when it comes to self-defense. It’s one thing to be able to perform moves perfectly and it’s a totally different thing to be able to strike in a way which gives you the advantage over your opponent. But how do you determine which techniques are effective and which ones aren’t? Here’s a few things to keep in mind:
Be realistic: Not every technique is going to work for you when attacking another human being who is attacking you. This is quite like roulette for fun at a casino. You should always be realistic about how much you expect to win. Some moves are only great when training and won’t really help when trying to counter an attack in the real world. It’s best to stick to techniques which are tried and tested in real world situations.
Be safe: Remember, when being attacked, you are never going to be prepared. This means you won’t be wearing protective gear like when you’re training. That’s why you should try to perform an attack which injures your opponent while not hurting you.
Limit options: When defending an attack, your main aim needs to be to render your opponent helpless even for some seconds so that you can escape to safety. The technique you go with should be able to prevent your attacker from counter attacking while causing them damage. It’s recommended that you go for a combination of parrying, blocking, and covering.
Damage: When you are defending an attack, the technique you choose should be able to stop your opponent so you can escape. That’s why it must be able to deal maximum damage and be targeted at their main areas. Try breaks, hacks, chokes, elbows, and knees since they are the best when trying to cause an injury to someone else.