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Learning How to Escape from an Attack

By April 14, 2022blog

Learning how to escape from a surprise attack is an essential aspect of self-defense, especially during the early days of learning and training. After having the basic training of self-defense techniques, you would learn some of the essentials and general concepts of self-defense that you can apply in many different situations. You may well take your training further and build on the foundation of learning how to do some ‘take-downs, ‘hold-downs,’ locks, and more. However, the first lesson of self-defense training is learning how to get away when you are not that proficient.


Developing a Game Plan

Developing a game plan and avoidance should be your first goal, but if for some reason this has failed in your attempt, then your next option should be escaping. Avoidance can be controlled by your awareness of the situation, which can be easily enhanced by increasing your self-defense knowledge through reading, training, and research. If running or walking away is not an option, escaping from a dangerous situation is your next option. However, if escaping from the situation involves physical contact or a fight, you should make this encounter as brief as possible and not prolong it. The longer it goes on, the odds may be swinging against you.


Learning Self-defense Techniques from Jis-Jitsu

Some self-defense techniques can be taken from Jiu-Jitsu, which forms the basis of many other martial arts. The origins of Jiu-Jitsu date back thousands of years, and it is still being used by many Military and Police Forces World Wife.


The techniques of self-defense have been updated to suit modern-day situations. They can differ slightly in their application when applied from person to person, depending on how well they can apply these techniques in real-life scenarios. However, no matter how young or old, big or small, weak or strong, can perform self-defense techniques, which are quite simple to learn but may take longer to perfect. All it takes is practice. Through repetition, training, and learning, you can make yourself perfect.


You may also question and ask yourself the critical questions to help you understand how these techniques can be perfectly applied in a physical situation. So when you are learning self-defense techniques, don’t rush to jump over to the following technique. Take your time and allow for the concept to sink in and be absorbed by you.


Learning a Few Concepts

It is easy to learn a few concepts than learn a different technique and counter each attack type. A different technique can be learned to defend off each type of different attack. You need to learn fundamental concepts, which can be used in your escape plan, combined with some basic striking and targeting weak spots of your attacker or assailant.


Together, they can give you a good feel for some of the basics of self-defense. Learning different techniques will also broaden your self-defense knowledge and awareness. You may reside in an area where you might feel safe and feel unnecessary to learn self-defense techniques. But will it always be like that for you? You might leave your area to go for work or may find yourself in a different place. That is why it can be precious to learn some new ideas on self-defense. The trick is to open up your mind and look a the situation from a broader perspective. There is certainly no harm in being prepared for an unexpected situation.


Perfecting Your Motor Skills

You need to perfect and utilize your motor skills, which are your basic body movements. Learn to balance your body and make sure that you run at high speed. Swing your arms and legs with the idea that they can inflict severe pain when used for striking someone. Such basic training is effortless to learn and perform. However, you cannot learn a technique in three minutes or less, and you cannot assimilate that technique in three minutes or less.


Techniques or self-defense concepts have to be simple to be effective under pressure. The essential factor about these techniques is that they must be simple enough for you to perform them under pressure, and they need to be applied precisely against an attacker, or they would take advantage of you.


You need to practice these techniques with friends or family or in a self-defense class to avoid accidents. The more you practice, the easier they will feel when appropriately applied.


Author bio

Dr. Jim Bentley a martial arts instructor. He is also the author of WING CHUN The Evolutionary Science of Self-Defense, Combat, and Human Performance. In addition, Dr. Bentley has written many blogs on the importance of self-defense techniques, tactical efficiency, principles of Wing Chun, and how they could be used in the face of danger. Dr. Bentley also provides certification programs through his website As a doctor, he provides care for many legendary martial artists and current MMA fighters like Erik Paulson, Curtis Millender, and Pearl Gonzalez. With his acclaimed healing methods, and martial arts curriculums he wants to spread his message to the people that the science, art, and philosophy of martial arts is truly a way of life. To learn more about Dr. Bentley please visit


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