Anyone holding a knife has a tremendous advantage over you, assuming you are not armed. But there are conceptual survival knife attack defence processes that can help your chances of surviving a an attack, and i mean Help, not complete as the variables are so vast thus knife defense classes will help. There is a lot of misinformation on the subject surrounding training due to the lack of real experience. Solid knife defence skills first require a basic understanding of how you get wounded by a knife attack the severity and what is and isn’t acceptable. Then we look at how the person uses or holds the knife and the type used, because if they repeatedly stab as apposed to slash, a puncture wound can penetrate the flesh and severe and damage internal organs and thus be fatal. We should also consider how they actually attack on the street and statistical analysis such as below:
With these statistics you need to learn how to defend yourself against the most common of edged weapons attacks, that is someone that is not trained in the art of knife fighting. So the problem is that there are many misconceptions with regards to attackers using knives or edged weapons, and that is their ability to use the weapon professionally, now most martial artists that learn weapons will have a moral, ethical and social respect for human life and to be honest if they were professionals you will most probably not see the knife at all. Another misconception is that attackers don’t walk the streets with the knives out in the open and in their hands; they normally have them concealed, until they are ready to use them. so the need for realistic knife defence concepts is paramount.
The EDGE Awareness program stands for Edged Weapons – Desensitised – Guided – Environments. The program is a holistic practical and instinctive look at knife defence. You will be guided through the knife and edged weapons environments from threats to actual attacks with the shock knife, which brings training to life and mimics the essence of reality. Click on the link for our courses or to find an instructor below: