Should kickboxing and strength training be enough for self defense?
Like kickboxing is for self defense and strength training is if the person I'm fighting managed to get me to the ground so I could pull him off and get backup to my striking
- 7 months ago
Learn how to avoid being thrown, how to fall if thrown, how to defend from submissions,and how to get up. Then, kickboxing is enough.
- ksnake10Lv 77 months ago
In a self defense situation, while it's advisable "to avoid going to the ground", you need to be prepared to grapple Strength training and kickboxing are certainly going to give you an edge over 90+ percent of all unarmed, unskilled attackers. In a situation involving a "criminal assault & battery" against you, your best bet is to "run like hell and call the police from a safe location."
- Anonymous7 months ago
Strength training is very beneficial for you but other than Kickboxing, you must try Krav maga , Brazilian Jujitsu or Krav Maga. Focus on your agility. That will make you a versatile fighter.
- 7 months ago
There are many aspects to self-defense that kickboxing does not include or teach anything about. That being said look for a place that has a good self-defense class and that also teaches awareness and avoidance which is really your first line of defense. Then you won't maybe have to match and use your meager skills against someone or those that you learn from something like kickboxing which in itself might not be adequate.
- What do you think of the answers? You can sign in to give your opinion on the answer.
- JohnLv 77 months ago
You might try youtubing pressure points.
- SteelLv 67 months ago
That may prove effective if the opponent were just lying on you like dead weight... Chances are, though, that if the opponent takes you to the ground, some sort of lock, pin, or hold would be applied, in which case, brute strength itself likely wouldn't be enough to counter it effectively.