Recently I started fighting with a group of people every weekend, it's been a few months.
I learned a lot and my pain tolerance and flexibility but more importantly speed increased immensely.
But what I don't get is how to defend when someone taller/heavier kicks you, and I'm not talking about low kicks.. there are quite a few guys, heavy too and they are quick and flexible, Most times they kick me on the shoulders/neck and I parry the block... some times they kicked me in the head, but what hurts the most is kicks to the side of the torso.
Every time they kick, my serratus anterior and lats hurt incredibly for days, this is the third time and the worst one, the last two lasted for 1 or 2 days at most but this one hasn't gone for almost the entire week.
So how and what techniques can one use to better defend the side of the torso area without leaving open new vulnerable spots, specially against kicks?