How to Overcome Fear in Street Fights Most people train martial arts because they don’t want to be hit. In fact, they spend most of their time training against pretend punches in the hope that they will never be hit in the real world. Does this really work for self defence? I often say to my students, “You must expect to get hit in a real fight. If you think it’s not going to happen then you are living in […]
Fighting, and self defence, is as much a psychological matter as a physical one. When defending yourself in, say, an attack on the street, what are your aims? This may seem like an odd question with an obvious answer, but believe it or not this varies from person to person. 1. INTENTION In order to effectively defend yourself you have GOT to mean it, and want to fight. This does not mean picking a fight and assailing an innocent person. […]
The fear of being punched is a common problem, particularly for beginners. After all, how can you fight well if you’re afraid of getting hit? Here are 3 KEY TIPS to overcome it.