posted on Jul, 7 2008 @ 08:10 PM
Let me re-emphasize what others have said before me: running away is a perfectly acceptable option when confronted with superior odds. You will
probably not know if an attacker is some street punk who barely knows which end of a knife to hold, or some hardened maniac who is good at killing. So
always assume the worst until you are sure of the best.
All of the fighting techniques here are good, but remember that you are not trained. Training makes the moves an act of instinct rather than a
conscious decision, and therefore makes them much quicker and more effective. A good karate class would do wonders if you're really concerned.
That said, there are plenty of areas that will cripple/kill a person quickly. The easiest is the knee, the weakest joint in the human body, and the
one that is easiest to break (and the most painful when broken, so I've heard). The bridge of the nose works great (with enough force) as it will
temporarily shock and blind your opponent. Of course, there's the eyes if you have a clean accurate shot with a pen, a key, or just a finger. If he
can't see, he can't fight. And don't forget the crotch!
Just be careful. Fights can get bloody pretty quickly, especially when weapons are involved. Oh, yes, and remember the first rule of fighting: there
is no such critter as a 'fair fight'