Self defense situations are short and intense; requiring extreme focus with a will to stay alive. Knowing how to fight is essential. Self defense moves aid those situations where there is no ring, no referees to help you and to stop the situation before it gets out of control and no one to stop the attacker from beating you to death even after you have been knocked down.
Given infographic by EvolveMixedMartialArts with seven critical rules for self defense in MMA.
MMA is a fight with rules. Unlike self defense, fighters know months in advance that they have a fight with someone and practice for it. MMA training builds up speed strength and agility. It is not self defense but it builds up confidence and muscle strength that aid in situations where self defense moves are required. Learn to destroy your opponent’s legs as that is one of the most effective pressure points to hit.