Strike to Defend Yourself! (If you must)

Whenever possible, the best option is to avoid physical escalation. Controling your temper, maintaining distance and the communication (verbal and non-verbal) are important areas to focus on in this regard.

However, it is good to have a basic understanding of how to defend one self if necessary.

In the video below I focus on striking.

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These are not the only options. The right move will depend on you, your opponent and the situation.

I encourage you to research further, but if your focus is on self defense, then I advice you to look for simple and effective techniques, principles and strategies, and then train to execute them under pressure.