Tim Ferriss is the person who did these videos, and he is the author of the current New York Times #1 best-selling book The 4-Hour Work Week. This is one of the best books I have read this year.
It is an extraordinary read, especially if you own a business.
In the videos below Tim teaches you techniques that hopefully you will never have to use, but in the event you’re ever physically attacked it’s good to know some basic ways to defend yourself.
The four short videos below each give you a different technique to survive -- not win -- a street fight. This is an important distinction because these tips are only to be used for self-defense, not senseless fighting.
If you are ever attacked, the first thing you should do is try to get away -- scream or do whatever it takes to free yourself, then run. It is typically never a good idea to engage in a physical fight unless you are fighting for your life (self-defense), and fighting back is the only option.
For those who are interested in more self-defense tips, or who are looking for a creative alternative form of exercise, you may want to look into martial arts. They offer a combination of cardio activity and mental focus that target both your mental and physical health, which are both incredibly important.
Martial arts will also give you a further sense of confidence that you know how to protect yourself if you’re ever assaulted.