How To Win a Street Fight

There are many different approaches to winning a fight. Some may involve more strategy and finesse, while others rely on brute force and stamina. No matter what your approach is, it’s important to know how these methods work so you get the upper hand in any situation.

Vintage men street fighting portrait.

Let’s imagine you’re out with your pals (or maybe a stunning young girl) having a wonderful time when you’re suddenly shoved by a jackass. It doesn’t matter that you didn’t do anything to provoke the man.

When drunk, there is a unique species of guys that instigate fights with random individuals. When seen in their natural environment, this breed is often joined by its similarly bony companions.

Perhaps you and your crew get into a brawl with the Socs because one of your pals murdered a Soc while attempting to rescue Ponyboy from a douche bag Soc drowning. I despise those Socs. Ponyboy, stay golden.

What can you do to prepare for and defend yourself in the event of a street brawl? Following these eight easy procedures can help you avoid ending up in the emergency room following a street brawl.

1. Get up! Snap to attention if someone threatens you. Keep an eye on your surroundings. Look for items that can be used as weapons. When you’re outnumbered, finding a safe haven is extremely crucial.

2. Make an effort to diffuse the issue. Talk to the man and try to calm him down. If you insulted him unintentionally (for example, by staring at him funny), then apologize. Allowing your ego to get in the way of apologizing for something you didn’t do is not a good idea. Your first priority should be to stay out of fights. Maintain a confident demeanor. Don’t let on that you’re scared.

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3. Take a step back. Start leaving the situation if talking to the knucklehead doesn’t work. Maintain your awareness, though, and move away backwards, facing your opponent. If he’s a bad guy with a yellow belly, he’ll come at you from behind.

4. Take up a combat stance. If the jerk continues to threaten you and you have nowhere else to go, take a firm fighting position. Spread your legs out to approximately shoulder width apart and bend your knees slightly. The aim is to keep your balance so that you don’t fall to the ground. To shield your face, raise your fists and clamp your teeth. A strong blow to an open mouth might result in a fractured jaw.

5. You must defend yourself. Don’t be scared to fight dirty if you need to protect yourself against aggressive and unwarranted violence. Use any thing you have as a weapon if you have one. This may be anything from a chair to a bottle (bonus points if you shatter the bottle first and then shove the jagged portion at your opponent) to a 2X4. Other strategies that might be utilized in this case are as follows:

  • Kneeling on the groin. There’s no need to explain why this is so successful.
  • Kicks to the knee, groin, or abdomen at a low level. Kick with the bottom of your foot, as if you were kicking down a door. A good kick to one of these locations may put your assailant out of commission long enough for you to flee.
  • A face-to-face headbutt. One of the toughest bones in your body is your forehead. Use this to your advantage by slamming a forceful headbutt across your opponent’s nose. If done right, you may do a lot of harm.
  • Make a punch. An overhand punch, if executed properly, may knock your opponent unconscious.

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6. Effectively take punches. While you should do your hardest to avoid being punched, you won’t be able to avoid all of them. If you must take a punch, try to absorb it in such a manner that the impact and harm are minimized.

  • A thud on the skull. As you approach the punch, clench your jaw and tense your neck muscles. Your adversary may miss the target wide to either side if he moves into the punch. With your forehead, absorb the punch (remember how hard it is?). If your assailant strikes you there, his hand will be injured, and you will have limited your own injury.
  • A powerful blow to the body. Suck in your stomach, but don’t tighten your stomach muscles. Shift your weight so that the blow hits on your obliques rather than your stomach or critical organs.

7. Let forth your most ferocious battle scream. Make as much noise as you can while protecting yourself. This is due to two factors. The first is the fear element. Your assailants may get distracted and intimidated as a result of your yelling, giving you a greater opportunity of landing some effective punches or fleeing. The second motive is to bring attention to the situation. The larger the crowd, the simpler it is to call a douche bag’s bluff.

8. Get out of there. Get out of there as soon as you’ve incapacitated your assailant using the procedures indicated above.



Frequently Asked Questions

How do you win a street fight every time?

A: I have no idea what you are talking about, but it sounds like a question that would be better suited for the police.

How do you hit hard and fast in a street fight?

A: You need to exact your blows at a time where the person is expecting them and then immediately retreat. This way you can hit fast by using surprise tactics, but you will have enough time to soften their blow before they land theirs.

How do you win a fist fight?

A: In order to win a fight, you would need to either cause enough damage or incapacitate your opponent.