A fight is fast,and if you can think and act fast, it’s likely you can take down larger, heavier opponents. The ability to explode into action can also be critical if you find yourself fighting on the ground. There’s a post on why you should be training explosively for MMA at www.first-punch.com that applies just as much to self defense and street fighting as to organized MMA.

If you want to build up your explosiveness, you should read about TACFIT.