Saturday, June 26, 2010

Defending against a Knife Attack, 9

(See the series, "Defending against a Knife Attack")

I found this Attackproof video on defense against knives and thought it merited some consideration.

Note that in these close quarters, even with an effective defense, the knife does make some contact with the defender.

2 comments:

Phil said...

Where the first guy is failing is that he's attacking his attacker, and not the knife. You must control the knife first - use both hands on it.

He's acting like the knife is incidental to the attack rather than central to it.

Of course, most of the people that get knifed don't know they're being attacked with a knife until after they've been stabbed, and the "grab and stab" or "shank and yank" attack in that first scene is very difficult to defend.

Gravelbelly said...

Phil, good to hear from you. Thanks for your observations.