continuing from my earlier post:
when faced with your opponents, watch for their hands - rape faces dont kill, hands do.
also, remember most of the time your attacker will have lesser damage threshold - break a bone and he/she will most likely run away. this is more apparent amongst muggers and your run of the mill hooligans. however if you are up against someone who really, really wants to kill you (wtf were you doing to warrant such attention anyways?) running or disarming/neutralizing them is all you can do.
also against a group, take care not to get encircled - or youll be eating fists while under a full nelson. watch out for tell tale signs of someone who is going to lunge at you, make sure you have space to backpedal to or a fist at the ready.
bringing a friend or two always helps - three people is optimal in my experience since you get to cover each other's blindspots when pressed to your backs.
and lastly- always try to pack some heat. ive no experience with guns, and the only things you could pass off as weapons that ive held were kitchen knives, scissors and maybe pliers? anyway firearms are best since they produce a lot of shock - fire a warning shot and rabble without guns would melt away, shoot someone and that someone would most likely run. the only people you are gonna have problems are those who really wanna kill you and people with extensive firearms experience - and those people are few and far in between, you should hope.
source: my 15 year old juvenile delinquent self.