I almost feel guilty, pushing a few martial arts dirty tricks, when such things as Karate and Kung Fu have come to stand for honor and virtue. The honest truth, however, is that if you have to use your martial skill outside the dojo, 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 alive.
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 fight. 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 important item you should know, dirty fight or not, is never take your eyes off his. If you launch a snap kick to his banana bunch, watch his eyes, and be willing to change tactics. You will find that watching his eyes can really change the fight.
For instance, as you rush at him throw something in his eyes. Heck, you can even spit at his eyes, and if you can make those eyelids shutter, you have just increased the odds of you living and him going down for the snooze. Even a quick 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, 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, to conclude, I know these tactics aren’t much, but they will help. If you want more, if you want to absolutely know that you are going to win, you really should find a classical school and learn some good Martial Arts Techniques. Heck, a little time having a blast in the fighting studio, and you’re going to have Karate power, or Kung Fu power, or Kenpo Power, or Taekwondo Power, or whatever kind of power you require, and whether you use martial arts dirty tricks or not, you’re going to reign supreme in a street fight.