Monday, July 19, 2010

Food for Thought; Knife disarms

Lots of people would have you believe that attempting to "de-fang the snake" (disarm a knife), is too dangerous, and that you should just comply with your attacker. I call Bullshit on that, if you have some basic boxing or self defense skills, there's no reason why you shouldn't be able to quickly and fairly easily disarm an attacker with a knife. Proper training is key, as is repetition of that training, but his video nicely illustrates some disarm techniques that can get you thinking about what it is you would do if you were faced by an untrained attacker on the street. If you couple your basic defensive training with a kubotan, knife or pocket stick, your chances of success and your options both skyrocket. Stay safe, be logical, and seek real-life combatives training. Most metropolitan areas have some sort of urban safety seminar available if you're not into the idea of joining a school. Heck most fitness gyms offer seminars on basic defense, even basic kickboxing classes will give you a leg up over an attacker in a real world conflict. Check it out.

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