This is a fantastic short video... please forward this to any friends who have been in street fights or might be.
Situation: Guy #1 on the left was becoming aggravated. Guy #2 made a pre-emptive (and very successful) attack.
1. Notice the guy's classic defensive position while talking. His left hand is up to his face in a casual way, but it's really there for blocking should guy #1 swing with his right. Often the right hand would be folded across the elbow of the left to make striking faster.
2. Guy #2 Makes his strike: an open-hand slap. This motion is powerful enough for a knockout (as you can see!) because it's similar to a boxing hook. Aim slightly deep.
3. The open-hand part is important. If the matter goes to court, a "slap" can be different than a closed-fist strike.
4. Since guy #1's hands were still in his pockets, the attack might be a little premature. But if weapons are suspected, no chances are taken.
5. Guy #1 is put in the standard "recovery position" immediately after. This aids the unconscious person in breathing and draining any fluids from the mouth. If guy #1 choked to death, #2 would be up for manslaughter or worse.
6. #2 took off. Not a bad idea... people don't usually remember the last few minutes after being knockout out, so #1 might never remember the argument. Better to get out before he sees your face... you don't need more enemies.
7. If there were no bystanders (there were in the video), you should call the police, and ambulance, or at least watch them recover from a distance to make sure they're alright. If it was a matter of self-defense, get the names of some witnesses also.
What do you think? Any other street fight tips?
Please forward this to your street-wise buddies