How to eliminate the number 1 advantage of the attacker
Right now, assuming you don't have any martial arts or self defense
training, there is one main reason why attackers would probably be able
to be successful against you (and kick your ass real badly), inflicting
pain, injury and possibly death.
This number one reason is this: You do
not possess a trained or conditioned response to a physical attack
against your person.
We live in a civilized world, and we do not expect
physical confrontation on a daily basis. Thus, when we are attacked, we
need to come up with a response on the spot. We don't have any automatic
responses programmed, so we need to evaluate the situation, make
judgement calls, and then somehow try to get out of it without having to
resort to violence ourselves.
This is an extremely difficult task to
complete, under extreme stress and clear and present danger to life and
limb. We don't really stand a chance in a scenario like this -- yet it is
typical for most violent encounters, muggings, beatings and killings.