6 Life Saving Rules For Surviving A Serious Street Fight

The rules for a serious street fight, or attack (if there are such things) have changed over the years. In the past guys would just stand and duke it out with each other until one couldn’t continue.

In this outstanding video military contractor Doug Marcaida discusses the 6 rules you must consider for surviving a serious street fight.

Times have changed drastically for whatever reason, and a street can be a life, or death situation. Nowadays in a street fight you have to be prepared for anything.

You have to expect the unexpected. Someone may pull out a knife, or chain, or possibly a gun among other things.

The person you are fighting may have friends who will jump into the fight, so you need to be prepared for the worst and do whatever it takes to end the fight fast, or get out of the situation as quickly as possible.

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Another thing to consider in a street fight is that everyone involved may get arrested and go to jail. So make sure to get out of there fast even if you are the victim.

With that being said, you must be able to do whatever is necessary to protect yourself and your family. There’s an old saying “I’d rather face 12 jurors than 6 pallbearers”.

Reason Why There Is No Such Thing As a Fair Street Fight

Expert Author Paul Baker

Fighting fair?

Why do people expect that street fighters will fight fair? In my experience, no one fights fair outside a martial art tournament, and all bodyguards need to learn this fact fast.

Why street fighters aren’t fair

First off, they clearly weren’t taught the rules of fighting in the first place. It is common sense that anyone fighting without using a style or technique, has not been taught the ‘rules’ so to speak.

1. They are Brawlers not technical

Because street fighters have no techniques they rely on any application of force that will have immediate effects to end the fight as quickly as possible. This results in basic instinct type street fighting with assaults aimed wildly at groins and heads.

2. Try to win before getting hit back

This is commonly called a ‘king hit’ type attack when the street fighter wants to initiate the assault with a surprise or sudden attack on your head. Usually used with an object for maximum effect. In my experience this is often a beer bottle when in clubs, as a weaker foe tries to ambush the stronger threat with a blitz attack.

They do this because they feel the opponent would beat them in a fair fight, so resort to unfair attacks.

3. First blood often wins

In most serious fights, the first person to have a wound that bleeds will lose the psychological and physical battle. This is why street fighters try and inflict the first cut no matter how it is achieved. I have seen small razors hidden in clothing designed to slash a face or arm and start bleeding to make the victim end the fight early and seek treatment.

A trained fighter is expecting to be injured in a real fight and will continue until the threat is stopped before seeking treatment. A street fighter thinks you are like them and will retreat the moment you are cut.

4. Movies & Games are not real

Trained fighters know that the fight scenes in movies don’t really work that way and understand how to control the adrenaline that rushes in during a fight.

The street fighter has no training, but has seen lots of fight scenes. So the moment adrenalin kicks in, fine motor skills disappear, leaving the street fighter with only the movie techniques to rely on.

The street fighter thinks kicking a person in the groin will end the fight. In most cases, this doesn’t happen as the kick is ill-timed or the victim can absorb the pain briefly and defend themselves quickly.

5. Fighting is the very last resort

Trained fighters know the effects of real techniques and understand the risk of serious injury from getting into a fight on the streets.

A street fighter has no real understanding of the results of being in a fight, are often intoxicated when they start one, and driven by social peer pressure to win.

With no command of their intelligent responses and lack of trained moves it is no surprise that they will not fight fair. In their mind, to win is the important thing and if they are too lazy to go to training they will take shortcuts.

This is why there is increasing use of knives being used in street fights. They need to restore the balance of power between untrained fighters with low self confidence against people they feel intimidated by.

If you find yourself in a street fight, the odds are that the attacker is not trained and will be carrying some form of power balance object. This is because trained fighters are not likely to start the fight with you in the first place.

Information supplied by Paul Baker

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  • frank

    like your survival tech. and articles I am however elderly to old (and slow to run) so I have to stand my ground this is one reason I conseal carry. and know how to use it

  • Bill Fowler

    Well. I am amazed at the irony life can present. I too teach girls fastpitch and baseball. Full time for nearly 30 years. I am in north Alabama now. I am former military. Used to teach high school for a while and am moderately trained in martial arts and I used to be an exceptional fast speed marksman. As a kid , I basically studied hard, played ball constantly, and loved to romp through the woods for hours on end. I usually trained and adventures by myself , even as young as 10. Interesting that we share some life skill commonalities. Thank you for helping others.

  • Allan STIRLING

    It may seem counter productive, even foolish to most but if you can mirror their behaviour it takes them by surprise and it is like them fighting themselves and if done properly it neutralises them completely. Best practice on a small scale first. You can build empathy in this way, match the voice, posture, attitude and you will be surprised at the result.

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