The reality of defending yourself against a knife attack

The reality of defending yourself against a knife attack

This is a common subject that comes up often and there are many different opinions. The question is…

What do I do when someone attacks me with a knife?

Let’s have a look at a class showing us the brutality of a knife attack. The instructor, Deane Lawler, states the situation very plainly and clearly shows the difference between “mythical” techniques and hard, ugly reality. An excellent piece of teaching.

So where does one start when it comes to knife defence?

In general, the starting place is trying to start well before there is an actual weapon. By the use of situational awareness. Which means that you have put yourself in a good position to see if the aggressor has a knife or may have a knife. Both aspects are just as important as sometimes it isn’t obvious that someone has a weapon and this can be more dangerous than if someone shows you the weapon.

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