once you unlock more moves and the ability to disarm and things like that, the f!ghts become much easier. you also get much better at combat with time. i had to run people over with the cars for a while, too. eventually, you'll just get a lot better about mixing up your attacks and timing your counters so you can take on armies like in the martial arts clubs. or in the gun f!ghts just run up on people and do disarms and a bunch of badass slow-mo k!lls.
Yup, takes practise and you also get more moveis later on which makes it easyier.
I honestly just use alot of counter moves in the first half of the game. The f!ghts take a little longer but its more fun and more affective imo.
I realy hope they release alot more missions/side missions and thigns to do because this game is fun as sh*t, especially that combat when u unlock errrrythang.