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BEST STYLE FOR A BAR FIGHT?

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    DARRYLFRITZposted 7 years ago

    BOXING. CLOSE QUARTERS COMBAT AT ITS FINEST

    1. Stevennix2001 profile image83
      Stevennix2001posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      well its like my father used to say, in a street fight there's only one way to win....that's to fight dirty.  pick up a blunt object and beat tar out of him.  beat him up when he ain't looking.  none of this queen berry rules stuff.  and if he's wearing a lot of piercings...oh nelly, is he going to be in a lot of pain, as you can just rip an earing off to make him stop and cringe.  then while he's cringing you beat him up some more.  everytime he's about to hit back, just keep ripping off another earing to keep him down while you beat him up.

    2. Arthur Fontes profile image88
      Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Diplomacy!

    3. qwark profile image61
      qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Why would you get in a bar fight?
      Drunk?
      2 drunks fighting!
      What's wrong with that picture?
      Tch , tch !

      1. Sab Oh profile image58
        Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It doesn't require two drunks, and can involve many more.

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      mattd76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Not really a fighting style. A magic blend of urban free running, improvisational weapons training, unarmed hand to hand combat, and gymnastics...Jackie Chan style smile

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    sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago

    Licorice Whips! If you mean it, then go ahead and swing it!

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      then you can eat the evidence after.

  3. BP9 profile image56
    BP9posted 7 years ago

    No style is "best".

    Meaning, style is not as important in a barfight as constant, evasive movement and effective striking.  This can be found in many styles.

    One's focus in a barfight should be to get out of that bar, quite frankly.  To intentionally stay in a crowded bar fighting is just an invitation to be attacked in greater numbers-especially when alcohol and egos mix together.

    1. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
      Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Isn't that a fighting 'style'  ????

  4. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
    Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago

    Cage or ultimate fighting is the most developed form of 'Bar Fighting'  imho

    1. BP9 profile image56
      BP9posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Evasion and striking in and of themselves are part of most styles.

      I actually view krav maga or other combative systems as more directly evolved from street combat...which is what bar fighting falls under the category of, though ultimate fighting is close.

      The main difference I see between combatives (like krav) and ultimate fighting is the training focus.  Combatives train to develop many of the same attributes as ultimate fighting, but rules in competition forbid certain types of techniques.  I believe that when one trains to hold back from doing certain techniques or to stop short of maiming or killing, superior technique may not matter against an adversary who seeks to do you in.

      1. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
        Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        so your saying one must kill during training in order to be a good fighter...

        should people also practice bleeding in order to be better at bleeding?

        1. BP9 profile image56
          BP9posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          No...not at all.

          I do say that one should not train to stop at certain techniques when training for real combat.

          All those techniques considered illegal in MMA (headbutts, biting, gouging, small joint manipulation, etc) are techniques that one does well to incorporate reflexively into a self-defense arsenal, as they can often end a confrontation.  MMA trains against these techniques in lieu of techniques that are aimed most specifically at winning matches.

    2. kephrira profile image59
      kephriraposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I disagree about MMA and cage fighting - this style of fighting is designed for a sport with specific rules and parameters, a referee etc. Take a look at this article - http://www.street-fighting-techniques.i … he-street/

      1. BP9 profile image56
        BP9posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I agree, which is my main criticism of "ultimate fighting" as self defense tool.  While I defeinitely appreciate the focus in MMA on technique and contact, the way in which it trains many reflexes can be dangerous when in street confrontations.

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    A Texanposted 7 years ago

    I don't know what bar fights y'all have been in but I ain't going into any bar without a pistol!

    1. BP9 profile image56
      BP9posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Beg to differ on guns in bars.  In a mob/brawl situation, control and retention of one's weapon is very difficult and can become a dangerous liability. 

      Also,

      Most states prohibit firearms in any establishment where liquor is served, even with concealed carry permits.

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        A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You're right about the laws but you ever been in a bar fight and heard a gun go off? I have, and nobody was real interested in taking that weapon from him!

        1. BP9 profile image56
          BP9posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I can dig that on one level, but still not a smart thing to do.

          The scenario you cite presumes that only one person is armed in that bar.  If one is carrying, odds are that others there are too.  If more than one are strapped, they will most likely draw down on the threat, regardless to whom the original shooter was aiming at. 

          If it remains at fisticuffs, everybody at least has a fighting chance.

  6. Wayne Orvisburg profile image81
    Wayne Orvisburgposted 7 years ago

    Personally I think it depends what bar your at. If it's a bunch of college punks, I'd say grappling cause there'll be a bunch of hair pulling and rolling around on the ground. LOL

  7. qwark profile image61
    qwarkposted 7 years ago

    Best style for a barrom fight?

    Don't say a word!

    Stare at the asshole, open yer eyes wide..and..SCREAM!!

    jump on the SOB, pull his head close and bite a phucking ear off!

    ..chew the damned thing up and spit the blood and raw meat into his mutha phuckin'face!!

    This'll let him know how serious y'are when ya gotta fight!

    Step back and call 919. Tell 'em that a crazy SOB bit this guys ear off and he's bleeding all over the friggin barroom floor!!!

    Then grab yer boyfriends hand and head for another bar for a cold beer!

    1. wyanjen profile image86
      wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      omg

      you saw me do that, didn't you?
      I didn't think anybody at that bar knew me...

      1. qwark profile image61
        qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Wyan:
        lolol...I know who I'm takin' drinkin' again with me next time!
        Bye the way, what does raw ear taste like?   :-)

        1. wyanjen profile image86
          wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Raw ear? Makes a funny sound when you chew it.
          The other guy can't hear it though....

          1. qwark profile image61
            qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Wyan:
            it was making a "crunchy" sound when ya were chawin' on it!   lol
            What I really got a kick outa, was after ya spit it in his face, ya took his bottle a beer away from him, took a big swig, swished it around in yer mouth and spit the blood and Beer on him while he was writhing on the floor!
            I told my g/f: "that's a bad ass bitch!" Remember HONEY!..I'm a lover not a fighter!  She leaned over and kissed me on my ear...whew!!!   lol

            1. wyanjen profile image86
              wyanjenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Yeah, that wasn't really even a bar fight.
              It was more like bar terrorism.

              I gotta take off, see you around
              big_smile

              1. qwark profile image61
                qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                WyAN:
                Be nice now!
                See ya next Sat. at the local brewery....:-)

  8. Sab Oh profile image58
    Sab Ohposted 7 years ago

    The best 'style' for a bar fight is having been in a bar fight before.

  9. darkside profile image79
    darksideposted 7 years ago

    Thumb Wrestling. You won't even spill a drop of beer!

  10. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    I have found that slapping with a napkin is ineffective. Next time I will soak it in water!

    1. darkside profile image79
      darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Flinging feces works for me.

  11. Niteriter profile image75
    Niteriterposted 7 years ago

    Recently I've taken to placing bets on the combatants, in a stylish way or course. By the time the fight breaks out I'm usually too absorbed in my drinking to get involved in the physical stuff.

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I have also tried grabbing my opponent and planting a big wet kiss on his mouth, bein friendly an all, .... nope..

  12. Niteriter profile image75
    Niteriterposted 7 years ago

    I'll be waving to ya from a table in the far corner. But I will get the waiter to bring you over a beer!

  13. theirishobserver. profile image58
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    Steven Segal - that bar fight with the Chin mob - pool ques etc

    1. Sab Oh profile image58
      Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Unfortunately, that creep lost the big fight to his knife and fork!

  14. theirishobserver. profile image58
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    Sab - has he got that bad - did not see him on TV recently smile

    1. Sab Oh profile image58
      Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      He used to be 'Hard to Kill' but now he is hard to look at, hard to fit into clothes, and hard to believe.


      Just as well - piece of garbage

  15. readytoescape profile image60
    readytoescapeposted 7 years ago

    When provoked to the point of action, the bar stool used at precisely the right moment, in  a manner different from its design, will quickly end any altercation.

    I usually consider it over and won if I don’t spill my scotch.

  16. PrettyPanther profile image84
    PrettyPantherposted 7 years ago

    Anyone here actually been in a bar fight? 

    I haven't but I know someone who has been in close to 300 of them and his serious answer to this question is "all-out crazy."
    yikes

    1. Sab Oh profile image58
      Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Been in my share. I take it your friend is a bouncer?

      1. PrettyPanther profile image84
        PrettyPantherposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        No, as he explains it, he had a death wish and was also an alcoholic.  He has been recovered now for about 20 years.  He stopped fighting and got treatment for his addiction after hurting someone very badly in a fight.

        1. Sab Oh profile image58
          Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Oh, then '300' is an exaggerration

          1. PrettyPanther profile image84
            PrettyPantherposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Maybe, but the interesting thing is, when I met his son for the first time, I told him I was planning on writing a book about his father's life, and asked him about the fighting.  I wanted to know if he knew about it when he was growing up, and get his perspective on how often the fights happened.  His son's estimate was higher. 

            So, yeah, it sounds like a lot, but it went on for over ten years, and he would intentionally pick fights.

    2. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
      Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      all out crazy might be a good way to keep the mob away from you, or a good survival tactic in a prison riot, but it won't help you win if winning is the regaining of control of the situation, or the single combat of yourself and one or two other combatants.

      Yes I have verifiable references from my time as a bouncer. Including the references of several Biker clubs.

  17. Hokey profile image61
    Hokeyposted 7 years ago

    I took Muay Thai for 6 years so I would just fall back on my practice.

  18. HubPolice profile image55
    HubPoliceposted 7 years ago

    Spanking.

    If you can put a grown man over your knee and give him ten of the best in front of a room full of other people he'll be transported straight back to his childhood, reduced to tears, will most likely run off crying for his mammy, and will leave town the next day never to be heard of again. smile

  19. Tom Cornett profile image57
    Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago

    Buy a cheap 25 cal. gun.  Keep it in your pocket...(unloaded of course).  When some jerk messes with you.  Jump on him...drop the gun while shouting,"HE HAS GUN!"
    He gets the s**t beat out of him by bouncers and other guys...goes to jail.
    You become hero...get free drinks and maybe sex!  smile

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Tom, that is such a cool idea! lol

      I never pick a fight.
      My rule is if you pick the fight I pick the rules! lol

  20. bill yon profile image54
    bill yonposted 7 years ago

    well I've been in a couple of bar fights in my life time a pool stick came in real handy on one occasion while a beer bottle to the face did the job on another,all I can say is stick and move...stick and move..and be very creative.

  21. Sa Toya profile image74
    Sa Toyaposted 7 years ago

    the whole smooth criminal video.

    Be stylish with your bar fight and then break down in some mean in sync choreo.

  22. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    I'll disagree with the ideology of fighting.

    If you're in a bar and for some reason, some moron wants to start a fight, it's best to walk away from the individual. Do so, with the understanding that the person who wants to fight has something to prove to themselves or others, for which, you are not obligated to participate.

    On another note, there is absolutely no sane or rationalized reason for engaging in violence with someone who has been drinking alcohol.

    Thus, be the bigger person and simply dismiss the individual. Should this person still attack you, then best to simply defend yourself, and there is no best style of defense. Your simple objective would be to incapacitate the individual for a few minutes, so they'll second guess, whether or not, they really want to continue.

    Just a thought. smile

    1. Sab Oh profile image58
      Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I've seen lots of well-meaning (or simply frightened) people in bars (or out behind them) trying to 'be the bigger person' and get the bigger beat down for it. Angry, aggressive drunks take signs of weakness as the green light to show off for their X-trash friends, and/or vent whatever the hell emotional or impulse control problem they happen to have secure in the knowledge that they probably have an easy mark on their hands.

  23. Ohma profile image74
    Ohmaposted 7 years ago

    Stayin outa bars always worked best for me.

    1. Sab Oh profile image58
      Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's no fun!

  24. qwark profile image61
    qwarkposted 7 years ago

    My friend says:
    I tell my potential attacker that I am certified as a "Black Belt" in Brazilain Ju Jitsu....then I run!....but with great confidence!   :-)

  25. I am DB Cooper profile image68
    I am DB Cooperposted 7 years ago

    I agree that you should try to stay out of a fight in the first place, but if you do find yourself in a fight there are a few things you can do to improve your chances of not going to the hospital. First of all, it isn't a boxing match. You aren't going to be able to maneuver around the room waiting for the right moment. Chances are you'll have 5-10 seconds and the whole thing will be over and a mass of people will be on both of you. You should take the opposite stance that you would in a boxing match. If you're right handed, that means right foot forward. Jab with your strong arm. Forget about your fantasy of knocking the other guy out with a monster hook from your strong arm. Chances are you won't have the room to pull this off. By keeping your strong arm in front you'll be able to jab with precision and neutralize his ability to attack. Also, stay close to your opponent. This will take away his ability to throw a big punch. If he decides to take a tradition boxing stance, he'll be fighting your strong arm jab with his weak arm jabs.

  26. gmann46 profile image60
    gmann46posted 7 years ago

    Wait outside the bar by the front and cold cock him as he steps out. This is how I lost my 2 front teeth in  1972 on an American base in Germany.

  27. blondepoet profile image76
    blondepoetposted 7 years ago

    A bit of 'ole mud wrestling.

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      sophsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Ahaha! Definitely the best idea! lol

      1. blondepoet profile image76
        blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Ok Sophs you and me will show them how it is done.
        (BP whispers in Sophs ear...."Um how strong are you exactly".

        1. blondepoet profile image76
          blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Oh and I love your new avatar.

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          sophsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Ahaha let's go! (whispers back, veeerrryyyy strong, I shall go easy on you though aha! :p)

          1. blondepoet profile image76
            blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Ooooooo that's it Soph I got to go eat my spinach...

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              sophsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Haha smile

              1. blondepoet profile image76
                blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Okie doke have eaten half a dozen cans of spinach, can't see Popeye anywhere in site, meet you in the ring at dawn Sophs. Ohhhh you are so going down (gulp)

  28. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    I hate to admit I know this, but a good technique is to throw a wild punch like an amateur and miss then come back with the elbow. Hard to miss coming back. smile
    A fist with the middle finger locked out to the solar plexus is very effective too.
    A kick with the side of your shoe soul to the front of the lower leg creates heaps of pain. I am in a good mood, so that is all I can think of! lol

    1. cally2 profile image60
      cally2posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I find that standing in the corner and weeping like a baby works really well. There are very few men who will hit a grown man when he's crying. smile

      1. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I ran a series of motorcycle shops for many years, and have met a few bikie club members who don't back off to easy.

        A lump of 4x2 and an automatic shotgun even quietens down the real bad guys though.

        I am for anything that can be done to avoid violence, but some people just need a little tap on the side of the head with a little bit of 4x2, say about 3 ft long before they back off. Been there done that.

        I recommend teaching kids my best trick. "Don't be there when it happens." If you are alert you can usually see when it's time to go home. smile

      2. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        This is top advice, but I prefer lying on the floor in the foetal position in the corner. This is even more effective if you can whimper. The art is in the whimper I believe. smile

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    china manposted 7 years ago

    Nobody should ever, ever, ever, fight or use violence in any way - but when you do a good plan that has worked for me too many times in my earlier and badder days is to lean a little back, drop your hands to your side open like 'whassup!' while taking a step forward and break his nose with a head butt.

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      sophsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Haha! I like this! smile

  30. TheMMAZone profile image58
    TheMMAZoneposted 7 years ago

    For the people that said jiujitsu.. It isn't a good idea to be rolling around on the ground where there is likely lots of glass from the pushing and shoving match that led up to the fight..

    1. Sab Oh profile image58
      Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You can't really say. Circumstances dictate what will be the best course of action, not any preconcieved notion. The chances of ending up in a situation where jujutsu will come in handy are pretty high regardless of what you do or do not want. Flexibility and a wide range of skills come in handy but experience most of all. Good hands, good takedowns, positional control, and the ability to transition and be aware of the a-hole coming up on your blind side are all important. Doesn't hurt to have a good group of friends at your back either. Of course 'don't get into fights' is nice to say, but then this discussion is meaningless.

  31. theirishobserver. profile image58
    theirishobserver.posted 7 years ago

    A Texan - you never disappoint - how are you brother - hope you are well smile

    1. profile image0
      A Texanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Doing good, how bout you?

  32. manlypoetryman profile image69
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    http://gothamist.com/attachments/jen/2007_11_bottle.jpg

    Necessity is the Mother of Invention! I'm throwing style out the window in any fight...that I can't get out of by flight first!

  33. Arioch profile image83
    Ariochposted 7 years ago

    Surely a drunken fighting style?

  34. aware profile image71
    awareposted 7 years ago

    in a bar fight you got  less than a minute  before a bouncer  wraps  both  of you up . so always make your first hit count.
      on a more serious note  fighting is for kids silly rabbit.

  35. Arthur Fontes profile image88
    Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago

    William Marciarelli a student of proffesser Chow developed an organized street fighting style which he calls Kashi.

  36. I.B. profile image51
    I.B.posted 7 years ago

    The art of running is the best style in which you will definetly stay safe. Any other style will 99.9% of the time get you hurt ( in some way or another ).

    If there are knives involved, it doesnt mater if you trained in knife combat all your life , you will get cut.

    There is no shame in running. EVER!

  37. Canklefish profile image77
    Canklefishposted 7 years ago

    Abstinence is probably the best policy in this instance. Bar fighting is for goons who can't get laid and need to vent their frustrations in counterproductive ways

    1. Sab Oh profile image58
      Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Easy to say, but situations can develop awfully quickly...

  38. wademcmaster profile image50
    wademcmasterposted 7 years ago

    Being sober is a huge help, fighting drunk isnt effective.  BUT, you gotta drink too, I'd say boxing and bjj, since you're likely to fall over, especially if you're in a fight wink

  39. glendoncaba profile image81
    glendoncabaposted 7 years ago

    50 metres away calling emergency.

  40. Martial Artist profile image83
    Martial Artistposted 7 years ago

    Muay Thai with some bjj to keep of the ground. End of discussion

  41. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    "BEST STYLE FOR A BAR FIGHT?"

    Point feet towards door. Proceed.

  42. profile image55
    kungfucrazyposted 6 years ago

    Avoid having a fight...a bar fight isn't that worth, fighting with drunk people.

  43. Deez The Webguru profile image58
    Deez The Webguruposted 6 years ago

    Best style for bar fight = offer to buy the dude a beer and try to engage a conversation, perhaps he just had a bad day?. Then as he takes a sip of his nicely chilled beer give him a running kick fck slap!!!!....lmao. Just KIDDING!.. Seriously if you can bait the guy into talking about then apologize and leave, find another watering hole. Problem is often when the guys are drunk if they see you walking away they mistake that as a sign of weakness and assume that you are scared so they MIGHT start taunting you even more and maybe even try sucker punch you so just make sure then whilst u are walking away remain aware of whats going on around you, make sure there is a clear path to the exit. If the "attacker" is blocking the exit and you try force your way past then it's going to get ugly. Ask him politely to please get out of your way bcos you would like to leave as you have not intention of fighting..

    Sometimes your body language and attitude can say more than your words. I have often been in a confrontation situation were I talked my way out of it by apologizing and making it clear that I don't want to fight. It's important to note that when u do apologize and say you don't want to fight...do so in a firm voice and look the person straight in the eye and keep a straight face. This give the person the indication that you are backing down because you don't want fight and NOT BECAUSE you are scared. I remember the one time when they guy didn't back down and said to me "just because you don't want to fight doesn't mean I'm not going to f*ck you up" I turned to him and said once again very firmly. "Make No mistake, if I am attacked I will defend myself, from a legal point of view I would be acting within my rights,irrespective of the outcome" HAHAHAH you should have seen the look on his face.... it was priceless. He was obviously thinking, "why is this dude concerned about the legal ramifications.....what does he intent on doing to me?" hahahaah I loved it... I causally walked away, went around the corned and almost collapsed with laughter...

  44. kungfukid profile image59
    kungfukidposted 6 years ago

    Usually there will be a bouncer or security person, or someone on staff who's job it is to prevent fights from breaking out.  Let them do their job, that's what they get paid for. There is no need to prove your masculinity to some drunk in a bar, its almost never worth it. Bar fights are the most stupid fights and a real warrior will not even be phased in the least bit. Your composure and quick thinking is usually enough avoid the fight altogether in a variety of creative ways.

    1. Sab Oh profile image58
      Sab Ohposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Up to how many teeth do you let the bouncers (that may or may not exist) "do their job"? What if they are not very good at their job? You cannot always avoid a beef. Usually? Yes. Always? No.

 
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