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We worked this scenario using all knife defences we had both learned from many different styles over years but one factor that kept coming up was fact that this was simulating a real situation, so attacker wasn't in stance and didn't come with a single attack in a straight line, he'd attack several times from any angle very fast.
What we were looking for was something that kept your vital organs as far away from knife as possible whilst allowing you to attack assailant.
Here's what we came up with: (This is just my opinion, based on over 20 years martial arts experience, and this one worked time after time. But remember only use as a last resort)
First you must take your attackers mind off what he's thinking about (I.e. stabbing you !) .........Spit in his face, not nice but remember this guy wants to stab you !
This gives you a fraction of a second to move.
Next, drop to your side, fast ! (Side breakfall) As you do this hook one of your feet round back of his front foot and with your other foot, stamp hard onto front of his knee. This will either snap or dislocate it (Again not nice but this guys going to stab you !) It also doesn't matter too much if you miss with hook as you can still get stamp in on knee.
Either disarm him while he's on floor and wait for Police or just get out of there, he won't chase you.
The fall and hook take some practice to get fast but it's worth it as this is one well worth having in your arsenal.
Any comments or feedback would be welcomed
Paul Swift is a Martial Arts Coach from the UK with over 22 years experience. His Passion for the arts has culminated in the website: