Knife  Red = Weapon and threat of deadly force

Any defense requires movement off the line and quick action

There are lethal consequences for you to these counter attacks.  If you have any opportunity, leave instead of attempting them.

You should not attempt them without actual training. A web site with animations cannot substitute for hands on experience when the threat level is this high.

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Slide in on an angle,  get control of knife arm, immediately apply punishment, kick, kick!

 

Move off the line of attack and block softly turning block into a catch, kick, turn arm, cut him with his own knife, lock appplied.

 

Put both hands up. He expects this from every movie he has ever seen.  It puts your hands closer to the threat as you turn into him, block with both hands and strike.

 

Move forward to the and block his slash, strike, knee, several times, get head control and throw him, during all this maintain as much control as is possible on knife arm/hand.

There are common elements to any knife defense:

Look at all the attack situations below and pick out the elements listed above.

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Life saving move for straight stab.

Hollow out by snapping hips back.  This only save you for a moment.  You must either escape or move in on an angle and apply punishment.

 

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2008 - Victor M. Cushing

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