Defense Against Overhead Knife Stab From The Side - Medium And Long Range


Technique Review May 2, 2019

Hello everyone. This week’s technique review is about defending knife attacks from the side. Albert from our GIT and myself will demonstrate.

Video transcript

Hello everyone. This week’s technique review is about defending knife attacks from the side. Albert from our GIT and myself will demonstrate.

Think like this, there’s a knife attack from above and he is coming from the side and that’s a natural response based on this natural response we’re doing all our attacks in the medium and close range.

So if … I mean the long range. And I see him coming. So, attacking with a leg. One more time. Attacking with a leg and continuing is needed is a very good solution.

We have to clean you now. Yes.

And what happens in the short and medium range. So it’s a very simple. I mean this situation. He attacks me. That’s the basic.

When we are a bit more advanced. Fast. And more advanced we are doing wrapping and controlling the persons hands so it’s difficult for him to recoil without me. And controlling him. That’s the basic.

What happens from the left side against the right handed? I rotate. I turn. And I can hit easily.

But, what happens from the other side? So now when he attacks me at this range he … this hand is covering him. And if I want to punch with this hand, it’s difficult. Now he is recoiling slowly. He is recoiling and now I’m exposed. This hand will need to do a defense.

So he’s a little bit more behind me. That’s the problem. That’s what we are facing. How to solve this type of situation.

So, from the long range the moment he attacks. Same solution. Solar plexus level sometimes even the head if you’re very flexible you can kick the head. The long range is the same. The medium range, what can we do? So one option when he attacks me, what happens at this point if I see and I’m ready enough I will move. If I move, I will defend and attack or defend and grab then attack. So it’s possible to do this type of solution.

Look again. I move out of the line and channel very early. Good solution for me. That’s the initial option.

Another thing is the attack and defend and move away from him also. It’s also an option. If I move away from him I can now attack with a kick. The basics of what we can do, look again. Slowly. Move. I made a step with a closed leg. I turn my body here towards him and from this angle I’m much better. Whether I do, one more time. Whether I do reasonable control and punch … could you step a few times. Reasonable control and counter attack. Or control with the other hand. So now I control with the other hand and do that one. And I moved out of the line, out of the channel. I’m not here anymore. That is the first option.

About the next option at very close ranges, will do it a next update. But thank you so much. All the best guys. Thank you for watching and listening.