Dirty Tricks are Nasty, but Necessary!
I almost feel guilty, talking about martial arts dirty tricks, when such things as Karate and Kung Fu have come to represent a higher way of life. The truth of the matter, however, is that if you have to use your martial skill off the mat, fighting dirty may make the difference between life and death. That said, here’s a few nasty, little things that will help you walk away, and him rue the day.
It’s not considered a dirty tactic these days, at least not as much as when I was growing up, but a good, swift kick to the apples can win a back alley brawl faster than fast. You don’t need a lot of martial arts training to make this work, and it will distract the bully, and maybe even end the contest on the spot. When he charges do a front kick, or simply raise the leg and let him run into your foot, and the fight is over.
One of the things you should remember, dirty fight or not, is to not take your eyes off his. If you launch a snap kick to his family jewels, keep your eyes on his eyes, and be willing to change tactics as you must. However, you will find that this eyeball thing can really open some doors for you.
For instance, you charge, and you throw something in his eyes. Heck, you can even spit at his eyes, and if you can make him blink, you have just increased the odds of you living and him sleeping for a while. Even a hand motion, a flick of the fingers towards the eyes, an intention to make him think you are going for the eyes, might help out.
Now, let’s say the fight is on, and you have to do something pretty darn quick. Something you won’t learn in many schools, and especially not in the MMA arena, or the UFC octagon, is to go after his fingers. One of the first things we were taught, way back when, was to use a snappy backfist to his open fingers as you close the distance.
If you can make him say ow, or even damage his fingers, you’ve got an edge. Make him blink, or make it so he can’t close a fist, or use his hands to grab you with, and you’ve essentially destroyed his weapons. The idea here is to win the fight, to walk away from the mugging, and to leave him with a better idea of how to behave in polite society.
Now, in closing, I know these tricks aren’t much, but they are an edge. If you want more than an edge, if you want a fighting chance, you really should find and concentrate on learning Martial Arts Techniques. Heck, a little time having a blast in the training hall, and you’re going to have Karate power, or Kung Fu power, or Kenpo Power, or Taekwondo Power, or whatever kind of power you want, and whether you use martial arts dirty tricks or not, you’re going to win the street fight.