Gaining top position on the ground creates a significant advantage. It is very difficult to escape or retaliate from there, even with “dirty” tactics. In this instance, the person on the bottom cannot escape so attempts to bite, which only escalates the aggression of the other man who then beats him terribly.
Bystanders choose not to intervene, deciding that the beating is justified. If the man had not announced that the other had bitten him, they may have felt and acted differently. The opinion of bystanders is paramount and they need to be communicated with for this reason.
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.
Victim does not take situation seriously, does not appear to be fearful and stands in a vulnerable position before getting sucker punched and falling on a hard surface. This goes from verbal argument to assault to robbery to manslaughter within seconds.
Victim attempts to stop mugger walking out with his wallet. The criminal beats him horribly.
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.
Another example of two males posturing in an effort to make the other submit. When neither backs down, a sucker punch is thrown from the hip with no warning.
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.