Why do Street Fights Happen? A parking lot story…

I’ve heard the answer to the question “Why do people get into street fights?” summed up very nicely with just two core reasons:  Ego or Alcohol.  If you look at 99% of all street fight scenarios, the core reason that the confrontation becomes physical can usually be attributed to one of these two.  One of the many reasons to study martial arts is to learn the presence of mind to avoid falling into one of these pitfalls during a confrontation.  To highlight this point, I’m going to share a recent experience that I had in which I observed an altercation between two individuals escalate and become physical when it could have easily been avoided. Continue reading “Why do Street Fights Happen? A parking lot story…”