Fighting Tactics

Fighting Tactics

Postby Nickswitz » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:25 am

What are your fighting styles? What do you do to take down an opponent? extreme violence, minimal violence?

Mine is very simple, I aim to take down an opponent simply and quickly, usually grab their arm and twist it around them and get them on the ground. Past that I don't want to cause more damage than necessary. Basically unless forced I really won't punch someone, I don't like feeling their bone underneath my hand, it hurts me knowing they are in pain... Which sounds weird, but it's me.

If in a not one-on-one fight then I will defer to punching. Usually also using my elbows and legs to defend against as many opponents as necessary. I will usually end up looking really retarded defending in this style but it means that I am able to move quickly and block or attack as quickly as I need to make it happen.

So basically my fighting style is cause minimal damage with maximum speed.
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Re: Fighting Tactics

Postby Mikey » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:36 am

I can count on one hand the number of real, serious-injury-or-death-possible fights in which I've been. So I don't know that I have a style. The only martial-art training I have is in traditional Greco-Roman wrestling, so my first instinct is a standard takedown: snatch for someone with a high or unprepared stance, otherwise a single-A or double-AA depending on the opponent's size. Beyond that, I guess my fighting style is based on feral instinct and desperation... and in one case, pure red-blurred unthinking rage and hatred.
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Re: Fighting Tactics

Postby Deepcrush » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:42 am

Restrain if possible, disable if unable to restrain, terminate if unable to disable.
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Re: Fighting Tactics

Postby stitch626 » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:46 am

One word. Run.


Its simple, I don't fight. If I can't avoid the fight through diplomacy, then I retreat. If I can't retreat... well, I haven't gotten there yet.
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Re: Fighting Tactics

Postby Angharrad » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:51 am

I fight like a girl.
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Re: Fighting Tactics

Postby Deepcrush » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:53 am

Royal_Foxx wrote:I fight like a girl.


I know some girls where I work that will claw through teachers and police officers to get to who they want.
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Re: Fighting Tactics

Postby Sonic Glitch » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:55 am

Nickswitz wrote:What are your fighting styles?

Avoidance. :mrgreen:

Lacking any notable physical strength, if and/or when I get in a fight I plan to practice evasion -- I'd rather have my opponent wear themselves out while I wait for reinforcements.
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Re: Fighting Tactics

Postby Deepcrush » Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:57 am

Its not just about being strong. Skill, self control, speed and will are also important factors.
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Re: Fighting Tactics

Postby Mark » Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:00 am

My fighting tactic? Be the guy that walks away.

I fight as dirty as I can. I'll pick up a rock, brick, stick, bottle, or whatever. And I try and make that first shot a crippling shot. I really don't WANT to hurt anyone, so if I can take the fight out of them quickly, there ya go.
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Re: Fighting Tactics

Postby Nickswitz » Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:01 am

Deepcrush wrote:Its not just about being strong. Skill, self control, speed and will are also important factors.



Out of these i would have to say that will is the most important of them.

Also I have found that one of the best ways to scare the crap out of the opponent is by remaining steadfastly calm, if you get hit then just take it and continue your stance, it scares almost all non-military trained opponents, because they aren't used to it.
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Re: Fighting Tactics

Postby Sonic Glitch » Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:02 am

Deepcrush wrote:Its not just about being strong. Skill, self control, speed and will are also important factors.

I've got the last two. Not so sure about the "skill" thing though...
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Re: Fighting Tactics

Postby Deepcrush » Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:05 am

Nickswitz wrote:Also I have found that one of the best ways to scare the crap out of the opponent is by remaining steadfastly calm, if you get hit then just take it and continue your stance, it scares almost all non-military trained opponents, because they aren't used to it.


Its pretty effective at work for me. Though that may also be due to the factor "most kids can't hit me hard enough to really hurt me".
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Re: Fighting Tactics

Postby Tsukiyumi » Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:18 am

Interesting topic.

Deepcrush wrote:Restrain if possible, disable if unable to restrain, terminate if unable to disable.


Agreed. I'm well trained in a mixture of Aikido, Jujitsu, Jeet Kune Do, and Taekwondo. Unfortunately, my "style" is restricted due to my disability, so I usually resort to this:

Mark wrote:I fight as dirty as I can. I'll pick up a rock, brick, stick, bottle, or whatever. And I try and make that first shot a crippling shot. I really don't WANT to hurt anyone, so if I can take the fight out of them quickly, there ya go.


I try to talk my way out of confrontations as much as possible, mostly because a lot of physical confrontations have no real reason to happen, beyond rooster syndrome. Or, what I like to call "Tiny C*ck Syndrome".
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Re: Fighting Tactics

Postby Lighthawk » Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:19 am

Well the whole idea behind the style I practiced, Shotokan, is "one hit to end the fight". So in a perfect world, I'd get a kick (I have nice, long legs and good balance, kicks work well for me) into the other guy's solar plexus, pretty reliable way to drop someone. Not being a perfect world though, I still place my kicks over any other tactic unless a punch, elbow, or other attack is better placed. I'd also include the head, stomach, and ribs as secondary targets if the SP isn't an option.

This is of course, assuming a fight with clearly less than lethal results. If I think my life is on the line, my primary target is the throat, secondary the knees (I'd normally rather not risk fucking someone up like that), all other tertiary.

This is however, all hypothetical, as despite a decade odd of training, I've never actually been in a real fight. Some of the more involved sparring matches I've been in lead me to figure the above would be my tactics of choice, but who really knows what might come out in a real fight.
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Re: Fighting Tactics

Postby Tsukiyumi » Fri Mar 12, 2010 3:23 am

Man, getting jumped by a bunch of Crips is not the ideal situation to learn, but I can tell you: most training goes out the window, and you'd better hope your training has influenced your instinct. :wink:


Also, it appears that we'd really be the wrong group of nerds to f*ck with. :lol:
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