Surviving Group Attacks
Understanding the psychological reasoning of a group you stand a better chance of survival.
The first and most easy to implement counter strategy is ‘Survival Instinct’.
We are pre-programmed to want to survive, and when people attack in a group, they rarely consider what the victim can do to the group. There is almost a belief that the team is invincible.
So you need to strike with power and accuracy to such an extent that it make others in the group ‘concerned for their safety’. When you hit the group members, hit them hard!
The next strategy is to make them ‘work’.
This should be at the corner of every self-defence system, but so few realise this power.
For example, if a heavyweight UFC fighter took an issue with any of us we going to have some problems. But that would not be my goal in any self-defence situation.
If you cannot avoid the incident, all we should care about is not surviving but making them know they have been in a fight.
If they land three shots, land five! They take me down get back up!
In group, fights do not curl into a ball and hope for the best. We need an ability to defend and fight back all at the same time!
The final tactic we can use is called ‘Engage the group’.
If a group attacks you will find that some do not want to hit you, they are there just to watch and stop you escaping. Rule is simple; they are fair game!
The weak link in the chain might be standing there, and if they are not trying to stop the incident, they are in the firing line for your shots.#
By engaging the groups ‘side-line players,’ you can invoke another psychological principle which is ‘the care and protection of others’.
We are hard wired to protect others, and in any group, there will be weaker members. You do not know who these are which is why everyone is your target.
In a group attack, it is all too easy just to go at the people that have just ‘hit you’ but see them all as targets, and this will give you the edge!