Here’s a free video in the Violence Analysis series on my Patreon page: How to fight in an elevator against multiple opponents?
I have no additional information on this incident. I read somewhere that this was in Russia, but I can’t confirm it. So we don’t know what happened before the video starts rolling or what the aftermath was.
To be clear: I am only commenting on the tactics used. As I explain in the video, I very much doubt his actions would be seen as legitimate self-defense in pretty much any Western court of law.
The reason I analyzed this video is because it debunks one of the myths about violence: you can’t win against multiple opponents. As with other martial arts myths like “high kicks don’t work in the street“, they need to be nuanced and that’s my goal. Obviously, this doesn’t mean that fighting multiple opponents in an elevator is a good idea or that you should assume it’s easy. I cover that too in the video, that the guy is lucky and things could have gone very wrong for him.
All that said, here’s the video.
If you enjoyed this video, you might want to check out all my other violence analysis videos on my Patreon page. There is lots more there: instructional videos, Q&As, my newsletter, etc.
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Great analysis. Some of what you said lined up with a few points from a previous blog post that I’ve read somewhere else (http://crimeinusa.info/2017/11/15/how-to-survive-an-armed-robbery/). It really takes a clear mind to do what this guy did in the middle of that confrontation.