How To Fight Someone Bigger And Stronger Than You In a Few Simple Steps
Jay Dawson June 12th 2017 Health
All of us come in a variety of shapes and sizes. It's part of the wonderful weirdness called life. If you get into a fight, or you find yourself in a situation where you're forced to defend yourself, though, being bigger and stronger definitely has its advantages. Even if your attacker is not skilled, simply being able to throw their weight around will make them very tough to beat. But if you are smaller than your opponent, there are strategies you can employ to have you come out on top, every time. Whether you're a guy or a girl, these are the vital tips you need to turn the tables and get you out of trouble...
Don't Fight Unless You Have To
This should probably go without saying, but violence isn't always the only solution to a tense situation. Don't take Kim Jong Il as your guide: there are infinitely better ways to not get hurt than to pick a fight, especially if you're smaller. Often, violence and threats will only make a situation worse, not better. Even if you do win the fight, you're going to have a very pissed off loser who won't let a grudge go so easily.
If you find yourself in a fight scenario, or somewhere where things are about to get really ugly, the first thing to do is try to defuse the situation. Humor (although not directed at the opponent) can get you far, as well as careful diplomacy. Remember the tactics you would use on your parents to get something free as a child? Try doing that. If you can, run away or at least sidle on out of the bar. There's nothing cowardly about not getting beaten to a pulp.
Keep Your Guard Up
When the fight seems unavoidable, it's time to think first and foremost about protecting yourself. There are going to be some pretty big punches thrown here, so at least you can try and deflect and avoid the worst of it. Getting into a standard fighter's stance also makes it look like you've done this kind of thing before, and may make your attacker think twice about taking you on.
Get into the stance by putting both arms up parallel to each other, lightly clenching your fists with palms inwards. Don't put your thumbs into the fists - that way leads to quickly broken fingers. All you want to be doing is protecting your face and head, i.e. the fragile bits of your body, while still being ready to launch a flurry yourself. Doing this, of course, is going to make your groin seem pretty attractive for a first strike. Don't worry, keep your guard up, and avoid low blows by twisting your body instead of leaving your head open for a follow-up blow.
Dodge And Dance
Now, this is probably the most important lesson you can take away from all this, and probably what's going to win you the fight. As you'll see in the video, you've got to try and keep out of the way of your attacker as much as possible. The less their punches connect, the better for you, and the less time (and money) you'll be spending in hospital.
Not only that, by dodging and dancing and circling your opponent, you're wearing them out. Remember that they're bigger and heavier than you, and they have to use more energy to move their bulk around. Make them chase you, and they'll get more tired, more quickly. They'll also get hella frustrated when they can't land a blow, and pretty soon they'll be making all kinds of stupid mistakes that you can capitalize on.
Be Prepared For Some Pain
When some of those punches do land - and they will, there's no avoiding it forever - you have to be ready to soak up that pain. If you can't bounce back from a hit, and bounce back quickly, then that one punch is going to followed up by a whole tornado more. We're not suggesting you punch yourself at home to get used to it - we're just saying that as the fight is starting, you need to realize, and come to terms with, the fact that there will be some pain and that you can deal with it.
Adrenalin is going to help you a lot in this fight, so don't battle with the fear and (maybe) excitement that's coursing through your body. With adrenalin flooding your system, you'll feel that pain far less and it won't come as such as a surprise. Also, try to take punches on the less sensitive parts of your body, like your shoulders and forehead, which can take far more of a hit.
Big, strong fighters all have one fairly obvious thing in common: they've been in a bunch of fights. All those poundings are not going to have done wonders for their mental speed, so when it comes to pulling surprises, you've definitely got the advantage. Especially when a fight is unavoidably about to start, if you can land a surprise blow to the solar plexus (in the middle of the chest, below where the ribs separate) or the jaw, the fight's more or less won already. Just be damned sure you can connect before you do it.
During the fight, too, mixing up your tactics and having the element of surprise will keep the attacker confused and on the defensive. If you do go for some taunts or want to throw in some trash talk, make it really bizarre and insane sounding. If they're spending all their time wondering what "I'm going to lay an egg on you, you foggy unicorn" means, they're not spending their time trying to hit you.
Beat The Distance
The one big, big thing to remember when considering your opponent's size is this: if they're taller than you, they've got longer arms. This is the key to beating your attacker. You have to remember that at a certain range, you're in big trouble, because they can easily hit you but your punches will fall way short. This is demonstrated fully in the video at the end of this article.
There's two things you can do to cancel this advantage and turn the fight in your favor. One is to stay out of range, but use kicks to cross the distance. Your legs are longer than your arms, in case that wasn't obvious, so you'll still be able to knock the wind (or even the groin) out of them. The other thing you can do is get in real close, where they won't have the room to punch properly. This way you're on a level playing field.
Aim For The Weak Spots
Unless you're under attack from an extraterrestrial, whoever's fighting you has the exact same anatomy - and therefore weak spots - that you do. Forget about a fair fight, and aim for these guys, as a direct hit will often stop the fight and have them rolling on the floor. The groin is a good one, as is the solar plexus, but don't forget about the throat or the jaw.
You don't have to punch them there, either. A kick will do just as well, and it means you'll still be able to stay out of range of their punches. An open-handed slap to the side of the face, and around the ear, may sound like a girly thing to do, but it's a total winner. Not only will it hurt like hell, but it'll make your opponent disorientated, ready for another hit.
Submissions And Holds
The general rule with wrestling with an opponent that's bigger and heavier than you is: don't. No matter how good you were in your high school wrestling squad, the larger person is always going to have the advantage. But having said that, there are cases when a submission move or a hold might come in handy. Just be sure that it's not going to come back to bite you in the ass.
A choking maneuver like a rear naked choke or triangle choke is a quick way to end the fight - just don't go crazy and suffocate them to death, because that's totally not cool. Then there's armbars, which are a good way to lock and potentially disable their arm at the elbow or shoulder, if they've left it hanging out after an attempted punch. One less arm to deal with is a godsend in these kinds of situations.
If you're being attacked for no good reason (we assume you're not going around picking fights), then there's no need to be honorable when you're fighting. You don't have to abide by the Geneva Conventions, just win the fight, so you're free to use anything and everything at your disposal. Pull their hair, chop at their throat, or go straight for the balls. All's fair in unwanted war.
Use weapons, too, if you need to. You don't want to use anything lethal, like guns or knives, because this ain't The Hunger Games and you really don't want to kill anyone. But anything that comes to hand, like rocks, car keys, coffee, or even your cell phone, can all be used in a scrap. A broken bottle is good for show, because it looks menacing as hell and might even stop the fight before it even starts, but don't you dare use it.
The thing to remember through this is that they're the aggressor, and you're the victim. They're out to get you, and you're out to survive until tomorrow. They're full of rage, and you, hopefully, are cool, calm, and collected. Because being patient, allowing the adrenalin to flow but not getting a rage bloodmist, and quickly analyzing the situation without going berserk, will all help you win this thing.
If you're patient, you can duck and weave and dance around your attacker till they're ready to drop. You can bide your time, not make stupid lunges, and hit them when that blow will have maximum impact. You can give yourself the time to remember all the training from this video, and beat the hell out of them before they know what's hit them. You can use your smaller size to your advantage.
50 Extraordinary Women You Won't Believe Actually Exist
Luke Chase May 25th 2016 Entertainment
It's likely that the women in your day to day life are pretty "normal" in appearance. So when you see someone whose appearance differs from what you expect it to be, it can be kind of a shock. The ladies in the following slideshow are definitely far from average. Some of these women spent thousands of dollars on plastic surgery, tattoos, or body piercings. Others are born with strange birth defects such as excessive facial hair, a gigantic butt or even an 8 inch tongue. See for yourself!
Lauren Williams: 4 Foot Long Legs
Lauren Williams has the longest-known legs in the United States, with her eye-catching limbs measuring an incredible 49 inches from hip to heel. Lauren's height and long-legged genes can be attributed to her family as her father, mother and twin sisters are all 6ft or taller.
She has US size 11 feet (UK size 10), and revealed that she can find it tricky to buy clothes that fit. When modelling, single Lauren - who has worked on campaigns for global brands such as Nike - does everything from sports and fitness to high fashion and swimwear.
Having played volleyball in college, as well as being extremely active, Lauren also enjoys shooting sporty campaigns. As well as modelling, Lauren works as an educator at a children's museum in Houston and enjoys travelling. When out and about, her striking looks and long limbs mean she gets comments about her legs on a daily basis.
Pixee Fox: Dangerously Small Waist
Swedish born Pixee Fox had already spent more than $80,000 on plastic surgery attempting to sculpt the perfect hourglass figure. But now she has taken her obsession even further by having 6 of her lower ribs removed - so she can shrink her waist to a record-breaking 14 inches. Pixee, from Sweden, said: "People often come up to me and say, "don't take this the wrong way, but you look like a cartoon" - but for me that's a compliment, that's what I want to achieve.
With 6 of her lower ribs removed, Pixee's lower internal organs, including the liver, have lost some of their natural protection - but she isn't worried. She said: "Before if I was in a car crash I would normally break my ribs. If that happened now I'm probably going to break my spleen instead. In total she has had four rhinoplasties costing $14,000; four breast augmentations of 200cc, 525cc, 800cc and 1400cc costing $28,500; two rounds of liposuction at $5,000; two upper eyelid surgeries at $6,000; a labiaplasty costing $4,000; a Brazilian butt lift at $9,000 and cool-sculpting, cheek injections, and lip injections at about $12,000.
Bethany Hamilton: One Armed Pro Surfer
Bethany Meilani Hamilton-Dirks is an American professional surfer who survived a 2003 shark attack in which her left arm was bitten off, but ultimately returned to-and was victorious in-professional surfing. On October 31, 2003 Hamilton, aged 13 at the time, went for a morning surf along Tunnels Beach, Kauai, with best friend Alana Blanchard, Alana's father, Holt, and brother Byron. Around 7:30 a.m., with numerous turtles in the area, she was lying on her surfboard with her left arm dangling in the water, when a 14-foot tiger shark attacked her, severing her left arm just below the shoulder.
Despite the trauma of the incident, Hamilton was determined to return to surfing. Three weeks after the incident, she returned to her board. Initially, she adopted a custom-made board that was longer and slightly thicker than standard and had a handle for her right arm, making it easier to paddle, and she learned to kick more to make up for the loss of her left arm. After teaching herself to surf with one arm, on January 10, 2004, she entered a major competition. She now uses standard competitive performance short-boards. The broken surfboard that Hamilton was riding during the attack is on display at the California Surf Museum
Mayra Hills: World's Largest Fake Breasts
Mayra Hills - also known as Beshine - measures at 59-28-36 and says she's the proud owner of the world's largest fake breasts. And it's not hard to believe her claim to fame, considering each of her breasts have 10,000 cc of saline implants and weigh 20 pounds a piece! As you can imagine, it's difficult for Beshine, who wears a size 32Z bra, to find clothes that fit, so the German-born woman has a lot of her items custom-made.
But bra shopping isn't her only woe. She can no longer tie her own shoes and has run into trouble when she's knocked things over with her chest - but it appears she's satisfied with her body, troubles and all. "Some people maybe think the sheer size of my t-ts bring too many handicaps in my everyday life, but hey, having big boob problems is amazing," she wrote on her blog.
Anastasiya Shpagina: Real Life Anime Girl
It's official, this real-life anime trend has gotten completely out of hand. Hardly a day goes by that we don't stumble upon some photos of girls going to any lengths in order to look like real live anime characters. Today's example, Anastasiya Shpagina, an Ukrainian girl who has even taken a Japanese name - Fukkacumi. 19-year-old Anastasiya (Nastya) Shpagina has been called "the new Barbie" by national news outlets, but she later revealed she's striving to become a real-life Japanese anime character, not a doll. She even posted "I am not like a doll, a doll is like me."
Apparently, Nastya has been passionate about makeup even as a young child, always experimenting with it in the mirror. Over time she also developed a thing for Japanese cartoons and it was only a matter of time before she started using her make-up artist skills to transform herself into a real-life anime girl. But just putting on makeup wasn't enough to attain that coveted look, so she decided to lose weight in order to seem more genuine. At 1.58-meters-tall, Anastasiya weighs just 39 kilos and is trying to lose one more in order to look just right.
Chanel Tapper: World's Longest Tongue
The longest female tongue measures 9.75 cm (3.8 in) from the tip to the middle of lip and was achieved by Chanel Tappe on 29 September 2010. Chanel, from Houston, US, shot to fame aged 13 when she was spotted sticking out her monster tongue in a YouTube video. In September Guinness invited Chanel to Los Angeles where they measured her tongue and she narrowly beat two other female contenders to the record.
She said: "I have always been silly and goofy. I love sticking my tongue out at people. I started doing that back in school. I've never had a problem with having a long tongue, it's just fun." Chanel now has set her sights set on Hollywood after finishing her studies. She said: "I'd love to be in a movie. I'm certainly pretty dramatic, so I think I could have the acting gift. "Really, I'd love to meet Adam Sandler, he's my favorite."
Sarah Massey: World's Largest Butt
Sarah Massey would be just another 33-year-old mother-of-two from Chicago - if it weren't for the fact that she also happens to have the world's biggest butt. Though not officially recognized by the prudes at Guinness, Massey's massive 7-foot wide keister requires a pair of 10XL trousers that would comfortably fit all of the Kardashian sisters combined.
Massey insists the condition that resulted in her museum-sized bubble butt is hereditary - "there's nothing I can do about it," she says - but that her love of ice cream certainly contributed to its maintenance. Massey would still like to lose some weight, but says she now has a new-found appreciation for her natural assets, and fervently defends them against anyone who calls them fake. "Some people can't believe one person can have this much butt," she told Barcroft. "Because I've got a relatively small frame on top they say, 'that can't be real.' I carry this weight with me all the time, everywhere I go, it's definitely not fake. Big booties are just in my blood."
Zlata: Extreme Flexibility
Russian-born former gymnast Zlata, 29, posed in leather and lingerie to adopt a series of poses that seem to defy every law of biology. Zlata, who now lives in Germany, is able to create astounding shapes with her body and is so flexible she can cram herself into a 50cm square box. One of her favorite acts is to bend backwards at a 90 degree angle, so the back half of her hands touch her feet and she can also peer through her own legs from behind.
Zlata's gift of flexibility was discovered when she was four years old and by six she was training as a contortionist at a circus school. She has a rare condition which makes all her tendons extremely pliable, which helps in her profession. The former gymnast now spends most of her day working out and training for shows around the world. In 2011 she set the Guinness World Record for the most beer bottles opened in a minute using only your feet.
Kim Goodman: Eyeball Protrusion
Kim Goodman is a woman who is able to pop her eyes out of her eye sockets by 12 millimeters (0.47 inches). She holds the world record for the farthest eyeball protrusion. She lives in Chicago, Illinois. She discovered her eyeball popping talent one day when she was hit on the head with a hockey mask. Her eyeballs popped out much further than usual and ever since that day she could pop them out on cue, as well as when she yawns.
She has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman. In 2004, Goodman was included by Guinness World Records in their 50th anniversary list of top ten "feats" of all time. Kim originally had the record for being able to extend her eye balls beyond her eye sockets by 10mm. This was matched a few years by a new contender, but when Kim was re-measured she found she could now reach 12mm - breaking her own record and keeping the title.
Natalia Partyka: One Armed Table Tennis Champ
Natalia Partyka (born 27 July 1989) is a Polish table tennis player. Born without a right hand and forearm, she participates in competitions for able-bodied athletes as well as in competitions for athletes with disabilities. Partyka reached the last 32 of the London 2012 Olympic women's table tennis. Partyka began playing table tennis at the age of seven. She won her first international table tennis medal in 1999 at the disabled World Championships. At the age of 11, she competed at the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney, becoming the world's youngest ever Paralympian. In 2004, she won a gold medal in the singles event and silver in the team event at the Athens Paralympics.
Partyka competed for Poland both the 2008 Summer Olympics and the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing - one of only two athletes to do so, the other being Natalie du Toit in swimming. They were her third Paralympic Games, and her first Olympics. Competing in class 10 at the Beijing Paralympics, she won gold by defeating China's Fan Lei by three sets to nil. In 2008, she won a gold medal in the singles event and a silver in the team event at the Beijing Paralympics, repeating her Athens Paralympics result.