How to Take Someone Down that is MUCH Bigger than You

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This post is part of the Tutorial Writing Blog Contest hosted by Daily Blog Tips. So if you have your own Blog please vote for it and support our Kuk Sool Martial Arts Blog!david vs goliathAlmost every month I get a comment or outright asked in our Martial Arts Studio, “But will this work on a Big man?” or “How do I take someone down that is bigger than me?” This tutorial will deal specifically on How to Take Someone down that is MUCH bigger than you.Regularly, tutorials are a step-by-step process leading to an end goal. However, when defending yourself, if you perform one of these steps well, the scuffle could end very shortly and you have just taken down someone that is MUCH bigger than you. * This tutorial is only for self-defense and in a situation you have already tried to leave and talked your way out of. This tutorial is used as a last resort.In my mind there are two ways to approach this:

  1. I have never had any experience in any sort of combat and just want to take this Behemoth down and get out of here.
  2. I have a reputation to uphold and will use my combative skills to slay this beast.

So lets go both routes. We’ll start the tutorial with someone who has never had any Martial Arts or combat experience and is being attacked. When you take them down, get out of there to safety.I have no Combat Experience and Need this Giant Slain (5 Steps)Step 1: Strike the Soft Spots on this GiantHit those vulnerable spots with your fists, palm strikes, kicks, fingers, nails, and anything else you can get to the soft spots that hurt a lot.

  1. Eyes
  2. Groin
  3. Floating Ribs (bottom two ribs)
  4. Ears
  5. Nose
  6. Temples
  7. etc…

Step 2: Find a WeaponSometimes it is easy to find a weapon in the general area, sometimes it is impossible, sometimes it takes a little imagination. Here are some ideas for you to end this fight.

  1. Club (table leg, metal bar, thick branch)
  2. Staff/Bo (Sign Post, Fence Rail)
  3. Knife
  4. Mace
  5. etc…

Step 3: Use your Speed!If you are smaller than this Mammoth I hope you may be quicker. If you don’t think you are you may want to skip this step, but if you are, use your speed.Run around and try to bring your opponent down and out with quickness. Strike and circle. Strike and take down. Do what is takes with your speed to end this skirmish.Step 4: Use all your available Bodily WeaponsYour body is a weapon. Use it well:

  1. Punch
  2. Kick (make sure you have enough time and enough distance)
  3. Palm-Strike
  4. Scratch
  5. Rip

Step 6: They’re Down! Call for a Ref and Count Them Out!They should be down by now. You have down four different, high-pain, maneuvers. If they are not down, this is the time to start yelling for “HELP!” Maybe someone that can bring this Monster down will come to your help? You need it.I have Combat or Martial Arts Experience and I have a Reputation to Uphold (2 steps)Step 1: Use your SkillsUse your combat or Martial Arts Skills:

  • Joint-Locks
  • Striking (Kicks and Punches)
  • Weapons
  • Grappling
  • Throws
  • or whatever you do…

If you are doing this part of the tutorial you should be good enough and confident enough in your skillset to take this person down.Step 2: The Earth ShakesYour opponent is down. Did you expect anything different? You are a skilled musician of combat.* If you wish to use the second part of this tutorial and are a resident of the Twin Cities, Minnesota you may want to check us out: Twin Cities Martial Arts - Kuk Sool Won of St Paul

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Stuart on January 24th, 2008 at 11:13 am #

lol when i read the part concerning finding a weapon and came across mace, i instantly pictured the medieval spiked ball and chain haha, where would you find one of those?

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