A lot of martial arts people don’t like to hear this but, the real difference between those who win street fights and those who lose street fights…has less to do with knowing every self defense skill, technique and “style” in the world…and more to do with having a simple “game plan” in place before the fight even begins.
Here’s what I mean by that:
In sports — especially professional sports — games do not get won by “chance.” A point scored, a goal made, distance taken, or a finish line crossed, happens by means of a game plan by either a player or team.
And it’s no different when you’re out on the street fighting for your life.
Fact is, inexperienced fighters will “just fight” and throw caution to the wind…while experienced fighters — even if they haven’t learned a lot of specific self defense “skills” — will have a game plan mapped out before the fight starts.
A game plan to win in the quickest, most effective way possible. Every move and reaction has a specific purpose and nothing is left to chance.
And, thus, they will almost always win fights. Even against people with more martial arts skills, talent and ability.
So let me ask you, what’s your game plan if you get attacked?
Do you know what you’d do if you were jumped on the street tomorrow?
What if someone pulls a knife on you? What if some doped-up lunatic tries to grab your wife or girlfriend? What if an entire pack of gang-bangers, full of hate and rage, corners you in an ally?
These thing happen all the time to people all over the world.
But when you have a game plan for the most common scenarios (like the ones above) your chances of getting away in one piece go up dramatically.
On the other hand, if you don’t have a game plan in place then, no matter how “tough” you are, skilled you are or fast you are…you’re going to be in some serious trouble.
Sifu Matt Numrich is one of only a few instructors with Full Certification in Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kune Do, and also the Filipino Martial Arts. His students include everyone from Federal Air Marshals and military elites…to small children and 65-year old ladies. Matt also offers free weekly street-fighting lessons by email at http://jkdondvd.com.
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