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How to defend yourself at school. Many of these techniques can be used to win a fight, but many are self defense. But never start a fight anyway.

Step 1: Takedowns

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Ok, i was a bit harsh before this update, but after using these techniques on some people at my school, i realize the belgian takedown is useless. The Hip throw is wonderful though. and i absolutely LOVE it. Very very very easy to do, and simpler than most throws, and I learned it in just a few minutes by practicing it on my 7 yr old cousin, and testing it out at my school.
And simply, for me actually, i find taking the one who is bothering you to the ground rather than executing strikes is MUCH easier. And if you practice these at home, try not to really slam your partner to the ground, just enough to get the feel for it. And also, sometimes you dont even have to stun your opponent to execute the throw, if you just do it very fast.

Now another there is a video for, the clinch. When in the locker room, most importantly, if there isnt a teacher around, clinch them. Such as if they trying to whip you with a towel, moving very close very quickly and clinching them, then throwing them i find is the best option. And once they are on the ground, you can then take the towel from them, and whip them while they're on the ground.
The video:

I find these are very easy to perform on a very untrained opponent, simply because, they do not know what to do, and since most school's students dont have classes in a martial art, its very very very unlikely they do.

And then i find THE easiest thing to do when they aggravate you in class or so, is a wrist lock. I find this to be the EASIEST thing to do to make someone give something back. I find the supinating wristlock is the easiest to perform. Such as, once at school, someone took my pencil pouch from my book bag. I turned around, grabbed the wrist on the arm that was holding the pencil pouch, and wrist locked him. I had him wanting to give it back within a split second. It is shown in the second picture, and here is the link to the wikipedia article for wrist locks.

You may also wish to look at a list of grappling holds on wikipedia, the ones used in the video are the collar tie and underhook. Here is the link for the list of grappling holds.

I have found some army tactics to help with this. Here is the link, however keep looking at this instructable before you go to the page.Army Tactics
Let's say your opponent strikes you with a right punch, which they usually will, due to many people being right handed. You can then parry to the inside and strike the throat, face, or solar plexus(as in the picture), then you can execute the throw.

And the second throw i dont have a picture for, I have used this when I have a bookbag on and cannot bring my opponent onto my hip or back, the double leg takedown. This one also has a video.

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SofanD2 days ago

don't watch any fight match on TV like boxing match, UFC or anything. the best way to survive street fighting is to kick groin, neck punching, eye elbowing, biting. fight as dirty as you can.

chelsey69694 months ago

i am a 16 year old girl and this 16 year old boy is bulling me and i was woundering is this gonna work against a boy?

you should try to kick on his main point......

qeppetto6 months ago
Good for self defense
Ive tried this allready but it dont work you need proper training. A kid cant do this! I even tried to get my football back but failed got put on ground. So next day i wrapped my tie around my hand went up to him punched him side of face, and guess what. It put him on the floor. So try this instead. PS: I got my ball back lol
Oh yea and does anyone know what i can do to train for fights, because i want to do mma fighting. And i can't join a mma gym till am 16?
Em1711711 months ago

thanks I will try this at school

jamieB632 years ago
i personolly go for a malky
That was very hepful thanks
XI37 years ago
i like this one because it shows the distinct difference between pain and damage. (which are two totaly different things). you can beat the crap out of people without causeing much physical damage. my fighting style is all about pain. you can incapacitate someone and win fights with someone ten times your size as long as you can make them think they have major injuries when they really only have some minor cuts and bruises. mabey ill put up an instructable on my style...
mhsquidgy14 XI35 years ago
I know it sounds harsh but if you do cause someone damage, like a punch to the face, they are more likey to remember it :P And so won't pick on you.
Actually, while the face is the most satisfying place to strike when in a rage, it is also one of the least effective. All it does is enrage your opponent. The two best places to strike someone are either directly beneath the rib cage, (making it impossible to breath) or in the groin. unless it is a girl, in which case, 1) you shouldn't be hitting them at all, and 2) if you have no choice, the best place to strike a girl is on the front of the breast, because this has the same effect as a kick to the groin for a man. I stress that this girl had better be trying to either kill or maim you if you because if she isnt, you are way out of line.
kibbler XI36 years ago
Same with me. I know a few pressure points that I used to take someone to the ground that were 4 times my size. They couldn't move a muscle until I let go,and that was when the police came and arrested the dumb mugger.
can you plz tell me where that point is?
Sorry, when you ask that, you want to hurt someone. That doesn't work.
thinker XI37 years ago
sounds like a type of ninjitsu
surprisingly it is... yet theres only 1 type of formal ninjutsu and the kind he speaks of is true... huh his own style is like a 1st degree green belt in ninjutsu
hmmm. i never really practiced any sort of style. i just know what hurts like hell lol. things like jabs to the area between your nose and upper lip really hurts (nerve center there i think) but is not really dangerous. you just have to be carefull and not slam your fist into it or you will knock teeth out. things like armpit punches, breadbasket (sternum, it knocks the wind out of them) punches, or even repetitive leg kicks will cause a lot of pain.
Just my 2 cents a fight at school i can consider different from self defense if its a issue of proving who is superior in a mutual deal or whatever punching them in the throut is a bit of an overreaction, in a self defense role it is you when you cant run and are fighting back just to keep yourself safe, and often may injure the attacker serverly trying to settle things with a kind you dont like is different than avoiding being mugged
thanks it will keep me alive in h.s
ah. i have that book where all those pictuers came from. it was quite good
What is the book called and where might i purchase it?
its a army combat manual i got it if you want i can email it to you if you got a junk email address
i am in a lot of fights at school and most of thats because i used to think i was a total badass (which i wasnt) and thats catching up to me now ( fortunately im a badass now) but anyway you dont need to know kung fu karate or any other martial art to win all you need to do is toughen up that means daily work out routines that push your body to the limit and learning how to suck up hits (getting a sparring partner would help)
Contrary to popular belief, you SHOULDN'T push your body to the limit. You should only push it to about 70% during a workout, anything more is simply wasted.
i use kung fu to defend myself. it's called wing chun.
to emokid or whatever his username is who said that u don't need to use kung fu or karate to defend urself: ur wrong. martial arts like these r better than street fighting bc most martial arts can block punches easily.
gentleben845 years ago
 Where did those pics come from? They're awesome!
Oh, wait, I found them.
locdog 1875 years ago
my story is that sum guy mad doggs me and i feel like punching him in tha face how should i aproch him?
Ok no effence but if you people do this at school your FREAK BULLYS who really hurt people bad so what if some one whips you with a towel as a joke YOU DONT THROW THEM YOU PHYCHO
 ok i have anger issues and im a smaller kid so people pick on me a lot so ppl like me get fed up with bullshit and we fight so this doesnt make us freak bullies these are just basic fighting moves most of which are begginer moves in any fighting class or just learning in street fighting so dont act like such a snob
bmx4585 years ago
A hip toss would be good. But why include the half nelson and 3/4? That is a pinning combination, I wouldn't do it during a fight.
5 starz
 ... Just no. 0/5 stars.
RisingSun6 years ago
I wouldn't recommend using the knee lock in a school fight, too easy to cause serious damage, that's why it is banned from all competition sports (wresting, mma, judo, etc.).
kicking the opponent in the balls then in the side always worked for me. however, kicking in he side too hard can kill, sooooo, yeah........
Capt. Kidd6 years ago
it is good.
ryancrazy7 years ago
no thanks last time I got in a "fight" someone formed a lynch mob and... yeah
how'd that go? =/
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