While nobody wants to get into a fight and have to use violence on one another, sometimes things happen. While the first and obvious choice is solve it with words or run away, sometimes that is not an option and you have to defend yourself. If that option arises, here are three tips to make sure you can be as safe as possible.
1. Learn Effective Combat Skills
This is about being proactive instead of reactive. If you know some self defense or martial arts skills, you will be much better equipped to defend yourself in a physical altercation if need be. Even a simple few weeks of training will give you a huge advantage over the average person. If you have no training, remembering that simple and controlled straight punches and keeping distance is much better than throwing wildly.
2. Be Vigilant
Another tip that can help before and during the altercation is about observing your surroundings and not being unaware or having tunnel vision. Before anything even happens, having good vigiliance can alert you if something will happen. During, it will help you be aware if anyone is around who can help you or anyone else willing to hurt you, and can help with looking at possible ways to get away.
3. There Are No Rules
While most people think there are rules in fighting, this is not always a case. If it is a boxing match or sanctioned event, there are rules. However, in a street fight in which you are being forced to fight and defend yourself, the most important thing is getting out safe. Gauging eyes, kicking in the balls or anything like that is fair game if you are being attacked. While it may seem a bit offside, you should be worried about getting out alive and safe, and that is all.