Today on Inside the Team Room: Stand and Fight, former Green Beret and combatives instructor Jim “Smokey” West explains how, when in a street fight, he “always goes to the groin.” Remind me never to get in a fight with Jim West. Just watching the video of what he would do to you is enough.

Jim reminds us that real street fights happen fast, so you have to react quickly. They may last 13 seconds or so. It’s not like one of those drawn-out scenes in Roadhouse, as entertaining as the movie might be.

Here is another street fighting rule that you want to sear into your brain…never turn your back on your opponent. Doing so may take control away from you, and your goal is to always maintain control over the outcome of the fight.

Watch and learn from the great one.