Tag : Psychology

How Do Criminals Choose their Victims?

How Do Criminals Choose their Victims? Looking at a crowd of people walking on a busy street, how would you choose a victim for a crime? Who would standout to a predatory individual? Well, in this article we’re going to discuss at the issue of victim selection. How criminals choose their victims. Why some people are more likely selected as a victim of crime. So keep reading. Make sure you watch the video above for real self defence examples. Predatory […]

Why Are Some People Targeted for Bullying or Violent Crime

Why Are Some People Targeted for Bullying or Violent Crime Psychologists have known for years that human predators select their prey based on signals given off by their potential victims. In a matter of seconds, the predator acquires a sense of who is and isn’t a suitable target. For every victim that is attacked, many more are past over. Knowing how Bad Guys target victims will help your self defence. So, read on to understand how you can avoid being […]

How to Overcome Fear in Street Fights

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 […]

Does Anger Help in a Fight?

There are many people that feel that the best form of self defence is to get angry in a fight. Just watch our video and see for yourself. So this week we ask… Does anger help in a fight? I remember meeting someone who held this view. He said, “I don’t need to learn how to defend myself. I just get angry.” Of course, that’s the worst method of all to defend yourself, getting angry, doesn’t lead to emotional control. […]

3 WAYS INTENTION CAN MAKE OR BREAK YOUR FIGHT GAME

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. […]

3 Important Factors that Affect Your Performance in Fights

In the actual moment of a fight, how can you improve your performance? How can you fight better during the event itself? Surprisingly, the answer has little to do with fighting technique or fitness, but more to do with your motivational psychology.   Fighting performance can be seen as the sum of 3 components: The First component is the sum of your fighting abilities, your mental, physical, and technical skills. To a certain extent these are fixed when you enter a contest […]

3 Key Tips to OVERCOME FEAR & take a PUNCH

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.

How to Handle INSULTS & INTIMIDATION in a Fight

Chicken, Loser, Clown, you can say much worse to provoke a fight. We touched on the power of words in our video on Trash Talking in MMA. We call is the Psychological Warfare of Intimidation.

How to Spot Critical Pre-Attack Assault Cues

How To Spot Critical Pre-Attack Assault Cues

We’ve all come across situations in public where a person is behaving aggressively and antagonising those around them, seemingly looking for a fight!