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How to fight against a fighter: protection of the striker, counterattack from the passage to the legs


The concept of fair dealing can be applied to a number of different situations, from the resolution of disputes in personal relationships and at work to the physical confrontation and disputes online. Having empathy and respect for your opponent is one of the key elements that underlie fair play. These key elements also include following the basic rules, seeing the whole picture of the dispute, as well as understanding the purpose that you are trying to achieve in this struggle.

What to focus on

Let's figure out how to fight against a fighter on the street in more detail. The fight involves close contact with further capture (grabbing the arm, shoulder, legs, etc.)., Reception (passage to the legs, throwing through the thigh, deflection, going behind the back and again deflection) and then transferring to the ground.

The fighter against the boxer in a street fight primarily seeks to avoid a long distance. As you know, the task of a boxer is the ability to keep a distance advantageous for himself and subsequently apply successful combinations. It is this strategy that the drummer must adhere to. But we must be prepared for the fact that the passage to the legs is nevertheless made. Often before the passage there is a distracting straight or lateral to the head.

Counterattack Basics

Protection against passage to the legs includes pulling the legs away from the opponent, pushing the head to the side and putting your hand under the shoulder of the attacker. When pushing the head, you can try to put pressure on the eyes. Instead of pulling the aggressor’s shoulder, the back of the head is struck with the free hand. It is worth noting that such strikes are prohibited in both boxing and wrestling as they are excessively traumatic. In a street fight, such a “trick” can be a great service. In order not to lose balance, the center of gravity must be moved and for this to bend the knees slightly. It’s better to keep your back straight, it’s more difficult to get you down.

As a counterattack from the passage to the legs, straight or lateral are ineffective for the following reasons:

  • The opponent’s head is tilted, so getting into the jaw is difficult enough,
  • The wrestler’s neck is well pumped and therefore he can withstand the blow.

With existing footwork skills, a knee to the head is a good defense. Even if it is not accurate, its main advantage is a high stopping power.

Quite often, sambo wrestlers and judokas use hooks, hooks and hooks. In order to avoid this technique, it is important not to allow grabbing the hands and arms, especially if you are in a jacket or jacket with a long sleeve. To break the grip, rotation of the hand towards the opponent’s thumb helps a lot. Sweeps are usually performed on a substep the moment you move. Often for this, wrestlers can push you and get you out of balance in every way. The best solution is not to enter a critical distance and keep the attacker at a distance jab.

The fight of a fighter against a boxer is often very dynamic, where everyone tries to impose his own rules on the other. In an extreme situation, athletes mainly use the accumulated equipment. In the case when a style is used that has not been worked out at the proper level before, the probability of defeat is high.

When asking “How to protect yourself from a wrestler”, it’s enough to remember that the main mistake of the striker is to give the wrestler a hold. Some passages in the legs prefer to work in a clinch (grabs by the body). There are many ways to transfer to the ground. The most common are deflection, stalling on the side with a back sweep.

Clinch work

How can a boxer fight a wrestler in a clinch? The goal here is to break the clinch as quickly as possible. At the beginning, it is important to stretch your body and take your legs as far away as possible, so you will block the possibility of passage to the legs and sweeps. An important role in this position is played by the back and legs. Opponent often tries to “turn off” the back by force and thereby unbalance it. Against a strong back and strong legs, this is extremely difficult. You can try to knock your shoulders from the bottom with a simultaneous dive under them. This is possible when your hands are more or less free. If you have minimal skills, you can strike with your knees on the body, stomach and head in the face of the opponent. The pain shock experienced by the aggressor is capable of disorienting.

What to work with additionally

Given the features of a boxing match, it is not difficult to guess that the boxer's attention area is concentrated on the opponent’s body, and the lower part of it is usually outside the control zone. Also very often the left, leading leg of the drummer is very far forward. For a freestyle wrestler, this is a very advantageous position from which he can easily pick up his heel and make a hook.

To the question of how to correctly beat a drummer against a fighter, I would like to say not only about theoretical training. It would be right to visit the wrestling hall and work out a counterattack. Participation in fights according to the rules of the fight makes it possible to feel the features of this style, in which static muscles are involved, the features of the rack force you to rebuild your breathing, and the loads can be very exhausting.

The main advantages of boxing

Nevertheless, when protecting a drummer from a fighter, remember the advantages that boxing develops:

  • High reaction
  • Sustainable volitional resources,
  • Great speed and power of blows,
  • Endurance,
  • Physical training,
  • Resistance to opponent’s blows,
  • Proven combinations
  • The feeling of distance and the ability to control it.