Do the unexpected
Attackers expect you to react in a certain way when they attack, usually the way most people would react. If they push, they expect you to resist. If they rush you, they expect you to back up. If you do the unexpected, attackers are confused. Even if the confusion is only for a second, that is enough time for you to end the attack with your own attacks.
Advance when You should retreat
During a fight, as during a game of chess, the experienced player is already planning the second or third move before the first one is ever completed. In fact, many of the experienced fighter's moves are used solely to get the opponent to react in a predetermined manner. Fight your own instinct and do not back up. For example, imagine you are throwing a flurry of jabs at me. You expect me to backpedal to escape your jabs so you charge in. If I step forward along my triangle, I avoid the attack and I am set up for a counterattack.
- Grabbing clavicle
- Kicking or kneeing head of grounded opponent
- Stomping grounded opponent
- Kicking or punching kidney
- Spiking an opponent to the ground on his or her head or neck
- Throwing an opponent against a wall or tree
- Holding the clothes or hands of an opponent