A self defense situation that involves multiple attackers is one of the most dangerous ones to be in. It’s bad enough if you’re facing an attacker on the street that’s stronger and bigger than you are, but when you’re facing a group of people, even when they’re smaller than you, a group like this can kill you. If a group of attackers is able to get you to the ground and start pounding you, the last thing you ever see may be their boots. Your main priority in a situation like this is to escape!
Escaping should not be thought of as cowardly. When the odds are not in your favor and there is a slim chance of winning such a street attack, only a fool would stick around to fight and risk being maimed or killed. Nearly every self defense instructor will advise his students to run from a fight whenever possible. While this is great advice, there’s one thing that many people fail to take into account; what if one of the multiple attackers runs faster than you do?
It’s entirely possible that at least one attacker in a street fight will be able to catch you, unless of course you’re an Olympic athlete. If one of the multiple attackers catches you, you will have to employ some form of self defense techniques. However, besides being out of breath, it may be hard to quickly turn around and get your self set to counterattack. Well, here’s a strange self defense escape technique you will be able to use to get away, even if you’re attackers are faster than you.
Playground Self Defense Escape Technique
Do you remember the school yard games that were played in grade school? There is one in particular that the boys played in the 3rd grade that was a cruel rite of passage. The game is called “Johnny Tackle” and it’s kind of like rugby. One player has the ball and all the other players try to tackle him, smearing his face into the ground. Fortunately, some of us knew about a clever little escape trick that could be used when someone was ready to take you out. You can use an adaptation of this little self defense escape technique to escape from one attacker or multiple attackers. Follow these steps:
Self Defense Escape Technique Step One:
When you are running from one attacker or multiple attackers, you might realize that someone that’s chasing you runs faster than you do. You always need to listen carefully and pay close attention to your surroundings, looking for things like reflections in a window to help you determine just how far away your attacker is.
Self Defense Escape Technique Step Two:
This step might be difficult, but it’s important. Wait until your attacker is just about on top of you. Don’t act too soon. If you do you may as well gift wrap yourself for your attackers.
Self Defense Escape Technique Step Three:
When you hear that your attacker is about an arm’s length away from grabbing you, at the last possible second, drop quickly to the ground and assume the fetal position. This creates an instant obstacle. An attacker or even multiple attackers won’t have enough time to react and will trip over your body, falling to the ground. Once your opponent(s) are on the ground you can jump up quickly and escape or launch a counterattack, kicking and stomping to win the fight or create a better chance to escape.