In the modern day, you are rarely armed when attacked. Between gun control laws, air port security and knife limitations, we don’t have many options. Luckily in Kempo, we can use a bad guy as a weapon against multiple attackers. When faced with multiple opponents, you need all the advantages you can get. They have the advantage of superior numbers, so you need the advantage of superior training and using available resources.
Once you get a hold of an opponent, turn your waist and fling him into another attacker. Directing his fall into another thug or ruffian. If you have more control over the opponent through leverage or pain compliance, then use him as a shield or obstacle against the other assailants. Then throw him into an opponent when it’s most advantageous.
Don’t be afraid to use their clothes as weapons too. Jackie Chan movies are great for using improvised weapons and items lying around the combat zone. He’ll pull jackets around someone’s arms or put a bag over someone’s head. His characters make use of objects in the environment to gain advantage.
So the next time you find yourself facing off against multiple bad guys, take one as your weapon. Thinking creatively is the key to success.