Knife Defense Fundamentals video

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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.

Includes:

  • 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

  • Finishing techniques

  • 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


Advanced Knife Defense video

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For experienced martial artists, the Advanced Knife Defense video shows you how to effectively disarm an attacker and turn his weapon against him in self-defense. Learn a wide range of defensive techniques against cutting, thrusting, stabbing, slashing, armed restraints, chokes, ground pins and headlocks.

Solutions for even the most hopeless situations, with a strong focus on disarming an attacker on the ground. Also includes tactical analysis of force lines, vulnerabilities of the knife-wielding attacker, the use of leverage, use of the strategic retreat and preemptive strikes.

This video is good - it has many joint locks,throws and take-downs used on a knife welding opponent.
— H. Miller