The robbers started this with an advantage of initiative, numbers, preparation and mental preparedness. This is why the ambush is the most effective form of attack. If the shop owner were to react at this time, he would lose the majority of the time.
This shop owner feigns submission, waiting until the robbers are no longer focused on him and draws to fire when they are at their most vulnerable. This is a counter-ambush.
The exact circumstances of this situation are uncertain, but it appears that the white male may have had someone kind of disagreement with the very short black male. The other two much larger black males then attacked him in a fairly excessive way.
Engaging in confrontations with unknown persons always carries this kind of risk. It’s doubtful the white male would have ended up in this situation if he knew the smaller man had friends.
Despite the victim’s backpedalling and attempt to prevent his opponents getting behind him, one fades to the rear until he is outside the victim’s vision. The victim loses track of this person, which is when the blind side attack occurs.
The most effective way to attack is the ambush. It is so effective quite simply because the victim is unprepared tactically and psychologically. It causes damage before they are aware their attackers exist, followed by confusion and fear. It’s a sucker punch on another scale entirely.
In this video, two Kurds ambush and kill several Turkish soldiers who never stood a chance.
Any fight in a public space can be seen and judged by other people. There is always the potential for bystanders to intervene in any capacity – they may stop the fight by using physical restraint or attack someone involved when they perceive their behaviour in a negative way. Quite often, bystanders will actually prevent others from intervening so they can see how the fight unfolds.
In this case, a person intervenes to prevent what he saw as an unfair attack, then left too soon as the aggressor returned.
This is simply a failure of situational awareness. Woman attempts to put a stop to a large number of young people having a party. Any attempt here is toothless without a display of force. This woman is physically incapable of handling a single person here, let alone 100 of them. She must have had a remarkably sheltered life up to this point.
Victims kicked/stomped repeatedly on the ground when already knocked out.
Falling on a hard surface is enough to kill. Being knocked out allows an assailant to continue harming their unconscious victim without interruption.
3 vs 1, however only two of the multiples participated in the fight.
This video raises two critical issues. First, poor situational awareness. He failed to consider these dangers:
- Multiple opponents
- Hard surface – high risk of severe head injuries
- Nearby traffic
- Unknown skills, level of aggression, weapons etc. of opponents
Taking all this into account, it would have been wise to avoid any kind of fight where possible.
Secondly, grappling skills are ESSENTIAL to avoid being taken to the ground. I’ve heard so many times “I don’t train grappling because I’d never fight on the ground”. You can’t simply decide not to go to the ground, you also need the skills to prevent it. Especially when fighting multiple opponents, they gain the greatest advantage by putting you down. Learn takedown defense, learn how to reverse a bad position on the ground, learn how to get up.