One of my favorite films of all time is The Princess Bride (hence the ‘as you wish title!’). There is a scene where Fezzik, played by Andre the Giant, is fighting the Man in Black.
The scene goes like this:
Fezzik: Well, I haven’t fought just one person for so long … [struggling] … I’ve been specializing in groups – fighting gangs for local charities, that kind of thing.
The Man in Black: Why should that make such a … difference?
Fezzik: You see, you use different moves when you’re fighting half a dozen people, than when you only have to worry about one.
— Remember Fezzik? Here is a picture!
Anyway, contrary to Fezzik’s issues with fighting only one man, the average person will likely have more trouble with multiple people. In this week’s video, I talk about the tactic of ‘Stacking’ an opponent to get into a better position when dealing with more than one person.
The goal is to get out from in between multiple attackers. It is very difficult to defend yourself when attackers can come at you from different angles, especially with your back turned. By using the stacking method, you can turn one attacker during the fight, so that your back is not exposed. The technique involves pivoting your feet and controlling the attackers neck and head.
Remember, stacking takes some strength and good control, so it is much easier to perform after the attacker has been ‘softened up’ by some combatives like a groin strike or a punch to the face.
Ok, that’s all for this week. Enjoy the Video, be safe… And GO DO SOME KRAV MAGA TODAY!