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Systema Multiple Attackers

Systema, the Russian martial art known for its fluid movements and adaptability, offers specific strategies and techniques for defending against multiple attackers, often called mass fighting defence. Training in martial arts can significantly enhance your ability to defend against multiple attackers. Some martial arts and training strategies are particularly effective for this scenario. Systema is one of those martial arts that excels in multiple attacks and mass fighting; why, you ask?


Practical Tips

  • Stay Calm: Maintaining composure helps you think clearly and react effectively.

  • Use the Environment: Utilize obstacles, walls, and objects around you to your advantage.

  • Attack the Leader: Often, incapacitating the most aggressive attacker can demoralize the others.

  • Continuous Movement: Keep moving to avoid being overwhelmed or cornered.


More Practical Tips

  • Stay Mobile: Constant movement prevents attackers from coordinating their efforts effectively.

  • Use Feints and Deception: Misdirect attackers to create openings for escape or counterattacks.

  • Prioritize Threats: Identify and neutralize the most immediate threats first.

  • Conserve Energy: Use efficient movements and avoid unnecessary actions to maintain stamina.

  • Leverage Natural Reactions: Utilize natural reflexes and body mechanics to enhance effectiveness.


By incorporating these Systema principles and techniques into your training, you can develop a robust skill set for defending against multiple attackers. Regular practice and mental conditioning are essential to mastering mass fighting defence. Remember, by incorporating these martial arts and training strategies into your practice, you're not just learning self-defense, you're enhancing your ability to defend against multiple attackers. Regular training and mental preparation are the keys to effectively handling such high-stress situations. #massfighting



The fear of crowds or Enochlophobia is known by different names such as Ochlophobia and Demophobia. As the name indicates, this phobia consists of an irrational fear of large crowds and gatherings of people. Enochlophobia is closely related to Agoraphobia (which is the fear of and desire to avoid situations wherein one believes s/he may be subjected to incapacitation, humiliation etc).


Causes of Enochlophobia

Enochlophobia is a common social phobia that is known to affect many people today.  Women tend to be affected by it more than men.

Every case of Enochlophobia is different and depends on the thoughts, movies and images the individual associates the large crowds with. This is mainly due to different thinking patterns of each phobic.  Thus, there is no one cause for the fear of crowds but most experts blame genetics, biochemical irregularities, stressful or traumatic life events and inaccurate beliefs for the fear of crowds.

An individual suffering from excessive fear of crowds finds the masses of people too noisy. As a result, s/he fears being unable to hear what one is supposed to hear. The individual feels his personal space may get violated by the crowd and he/she goes to great lengths to avoid crowds or free themselves from it. Typically, shy individuals or people who are unable to desensitize themselves from the emotions of people in the crowd are more likely to suffer from Enochlophobia.


Symptoms of Enochlophobia

Demophobes (as the people suffering from Enochlophobia are known) have various internal representations for their fear. Naturally the symptoms presented are different in each patient. These symptoms and signs are broadly characterized as physical, mental or emotional and may include:

  • Mild anxiety which can turn to a full blown panic attack at the thought of seeing large crowds. The demophobic individual is likely to go to great lengths to avoid crowds and flee from it.

  • Inability to function normally; cannot distinguish between reality and unreality.

  • The feeling of not being able to breathe or being choked.

  • Upset stomach, nausea, gastrointestinal distress etc. Increased heart rate, blood pressure are some other physical symptoms of this phobia.

  • Shaking and trembling or excessive sweating are also likely in the phobic.

Many demophobic individuals are certain of being trampled or crushed by the crowds. They also fear catching germs or viruses due to close contact with sick people around them. The fear of getting lost, the insecurity of being surrounded by strangers and feeling small and insignificant in the crowds are a few of the thoughts in the minds of Enochlophobics.

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