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The Knife Defense Fundamentals video covers the essential basics of defending against the knife and gives you a solid foundation. Learn to use stance and distance to your advantage, evade an attack, close the distance for a counter, change the line of attack, control the knife arm, reverse your opponents momentum, apply standing restraint and control locks, understand the principles of a knife attack and take an attacker to the ground where you can successfully immobilize him, neutralizing the threat of the knife. Then put your new skills to work in 23 sample attack and defense scenarios that you can practice with a partner.
7 Action Steps for Successful Knife Defense
Stance and footwork: using positioning and distance to your advantage
Looping: evasion and distance control
Deflecting: changing the line of attack
Gripping: control the knife arm
Inversion: reverse the attackers momentum
Pinion: standing restraints and ground immobilizations
Immobilizing an attacker with a choke, wrist lock, head lock, chin lock, body lock, takedown or pin
23 Sample practice scenarios with variations
Applying the 4 tactical concepts of closing, passing, cutting in and coupling