I don’t square up when backpedaling so when I take a punch I am angled and I shake it off without losing balance.
I’ve walked away from several punches. Usually on the streets I can dodge the average punk’s first punch. Usually three in a row. Not always though. Also I’ve taken a kick to the top back of my head easy but he threw it measured not with reckless abandon because he was afraid of losing his footing. Some around wanted me to strike back, but I did not once.
Well I did get a little pissed and told him, “let’s go to the sidewalk.” Thst guy couldn’t land on my hesd. He refused. Admnd the other dude that recently punched me in the head. Well I dodged three punches… before that though he threw a potted plant at me which I ducked, then he got the pieces and missed all of them. Anyway, when he knicked me with a right, I got upset and told him, “Now you hit a retarded person!” He ran inside to get a butter knife. Luckily, the police arrived. I didn’t press charges.