I was wondering how to take a beating from someone who trains in MMA and Wrestling. There is this guy at my job who regularly follows me home and beats me. I need to know how to take this punishment like a man so maybe he'll stop. How do I take a beating? P.S. My beating normally takes the shape of 100's of punches, kicks, and anytime I try to hit back he just blocks or dodges them. How do I deal with this?

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    Is calling the police an option in your part of the world? Aug 24, 2021 at 14:21
  • I don't want to be a baby. Aug 24, 2021 at 14:22
  • If I call the police his buddies will just beat me up worse. Aug 24, 2021 at 14:22
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    Yeah, this is criminal assault. “Taking punishment like a man?” That’s ridiculous. Although if it’s “100s of punches and kicks” I question either his skill or intent. Aug 24, 2021 at 23:22
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    I don't know if there is a single answer that any one of us could give you here. All martial arts training takes time, so you can't expect to get a solve-all answer by asking the internet. Since it seems like you need help as soon as possible, I would recommend contacting the authorities and also telling your employer, since you said he works with you.
    – LemmyX
    Aug 25, 2021 at 4:16

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Welcome, Mike.

It is NOT 'being a baby' to ask for help in your situation. Being victimised in this way can be a horrible, distressing experience. You don't deserve to be going through it.

You need help, and the smartest thing for you to do is to seek help. There is absolutely no shame in this.

You don't have to answer the following questions, but if you do, it may be possible to provide you with some more specific advice, including a range options for seeking help.

Are you deemed an adult in your country/state/province?

Which country/province/state do you live in?

What support networks (family/friends/acquaintances/colleagues) do you have access to?

Can you remove yourself from the situation, either by changing jobs or by changing the times you go to and from work?

Contrary to one of the previous answers, it may not be wise you arm yourself, as any weapons you try to use may well be used against you, especially if you lack skills and are afraid of your attacker (as you have every right to be). Producing a weapon may also provoke more severe attacks.

You will likely be able to resolve this situation eventually, but simply waiting for the abuse to stop may result in you suffering more harm than necessary. Hang in there.


It seems that this guy is using you as a wooden dummy and that he does not intend to hurt you (given the information that you are still able to type after recieving 100's of punches and kicks from him). With this in mind, you can try to fight back as fast and as hard as possible. The essential thing would be not to lose confidence so that you can continue on fighting if no serious injuries occur. You can also try to carry a tactical pen with you, for that it is an amazingly capable weapon for people with a bit of martial arts training.

Consider learning parkour if you are fit enough to do so. Parkour should help you get rid of any untrained pursuers.

But, still, the ideal way to solve this is to call the police (and inform them that you will get beaten up worse if the suspect knew you called them). If you live in a country with up-to-standard police forces, then you should be safe.


The only way to stop people like this is to hurt them badly enough that they will leave you alone, and if you really think his friends will be a problem you need to hurt him enough to scare them.

It would probably violate the Code Of Conduct to give more explicit advice.


I think you should look into the Keysi Method. It is really hard to explain, but maybe you could ask someone else on the site. it is designed for multiple opponents.

  • It really would help if you explained why it might help, such as expanding on how the "thinker" pose is used to close your vital areas off to attack. Aug 24, 2021 at 19:09

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