Knife and Pistol Threats in P2 - P4 - G1 - Similarities and Differences


Technique Review August 29, 2017

Hi everyone. This week’s technique review is comparing the defense against a knife threat and pistol threat. And please remember that in the practice journal Level Two and Level Four we practically have almost the same technique, you can say. . .

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Hi everyone. This week’s technique review is comparing the defense against a knife threat and pistol threat. And please remember that in the practice journal Level Two and Level Four we practically have almost the same technique, you can say. Defending the knife threat at the close range. Then we’ll talk about how it resembles and differences than the technique against the pistol threat. By the way, the pistol threat was really the initial technique. It’s the mother technique. Defending knife threats at the close range, it’s a variation. It’s inside the curriculum, but practically variation almost completely based on that mother technique.

So we’re talking about knife threat. I didn’t see the knife coming. I didn’t see the problem. Suddenly, … so you see the situation he is P2. Knife threat at the front, you see the problem. Relatively close range, do the technique.

Ingredients: hand defense, body defense, control, counter attack, finishing mode. Can be disarming? Not so needed at the P2 level. One, maybe two attacks, push away, move away. All our experiences in the world, that data that we have, is that because of this motion or because of the strike, the first attack, first counter attack, the knife went down. Fell down. He dropped it.

So we say thumb down, fingers up. Straight elbow and pushing the knife, the weapon, sideways. You grab the wrist. As soon as possible the body defense, shoulder down, advanced technique forward, you’re moving out of the channel. Why out of the channel may I? Because he may do that action, retract and stab, you don’t want to be in this area. So it’s not only out of the line, it’s out of the line and channel.

Keep strongly, and then finishing mode. So this is the P2, what’s needed. What about the P4? Here we would like to see a bit more variation. So it’s exactly the basic technique. But let’s do it with different situations, for example, what happens if the knife is a bit lower or a bit higher at one side, or maybe at the other side? So imagine that’s the problem. Same technique.

No difference, but if the knife is at my left side, if I try to do it with the left hand, what do we say on this? If his eyes says so? If you want to commit suicide, do it with your own knife. The other hand, from the other side. Let’s do it from here. So from here, hand defense, body defense, meaning knife away from my throat. Throat away from my knife. From his knife, sorry.

So one, that’s the idea. So from here, … and from here continue push away and even disarming. Your P4, start working on disarming. So this is the idea. Also possible, what happens if he grabs something, he puts the hand, yes. So the same thing. And if you feel it’s difficult to strike me, it’s difficult to move in, to be at the range, for example, maybe his arm is straight and now it touches. I cannot give a strike here, I’m far away. What do we need to do? Double your control.

And kick. So I could not move well, in diagonally forward, and I could not strike. So what do I do? Give the knife hand from one side to the other. My right hand will give the knife hand to my left hand. And here we are straightening the elbow.

This way from here?

So, one, in very strongly straighten your elbows, squeeze his wrist. Move out from the line and maybe even channel, and start kicking the person. Maybe with one, or maybe even with two legs. Here after one kick, it’s very expected he will bend here. And continue. Now think like this; would you like to disarm? Would you like to push? Would you like to use the knife? Who knows?

It all depends on the situation. But do it legally, please. What is legal you can do. So, that is about the P2 basic and P4 variations. And then we go to the pistol problems. So the … that is rather slow. What are we saying with the pistol? Practically, very similar technique. You see the problem … and then finishing mode. Finishing mode, move away from danger zone and then if you need to do this type of behaving and aim the pistol at him it’s okay, but be careful because other people see you with the knife, correction, other people see you with the pistol and the result is you may get hurt. Police would shoot you. Military, maybe. Other people that have weapons. So be sure that you are saying the right things, moving correctly. For example, “Criminal! He had the knife, he has a knife. He had the pistol and I took his pistol!” Whatever you feel is necessary will be good.

So, what’s the differences? With the pistol, we are grabbing the pistol. We are straightening the arm, and we are trying to break the hold. So we are turning the pistol away from us. I would like to be behind the pistol. So in this case, if he is very strong I will not be able to do this. I will strike him and as soon as possible, now, he has been softened, and now, I could turn the gun. And now the gun should go down, more or less under my shoulder, with the double control.

So my weight is on the gun. If he’s pulling his hand, pull your hand, pull the gun, the gun is away from me. There’s no problem at all. The barrel is away from me. It’s pointing away from me. And now, I will disarm him. That’s the idea. So I was grabbing the gun and I was turning the gun away, and I hit so I can do it. Sometimes I cannot do it because he’s too strong. That’s the idea.

What’s happening with the knife? With the knife, we are grabbing the wrist. We do not grab the knife. So now at this point, where am I? By the side of the knife. Where am I? By the side of the knife. If I will point down, I’m in front of the weapon. If he will pull and then stab, I’m in trouble, in this case. So what’s the whole idea? The whole idea is you don’t take the knife down here. You deflect sideways, you hit, you go to the double control. For the disarming or for the pushing. Or, you hit and you just run away from the danger zone. So you do not take the knife hand down. And of course, you are not grabbing the knife, you are grabbing the wrist. This is the two main essential differences between knife and pistol.

And the last thing, of course, is disarming. With the knife, hit, eh, maybe he will drop it, maybe not. You don’t have to disarm usually. You can hit, you can hit again, you can push, you can move away from the danger zone. You are relatively safe in this case. With the pistol, imagine. You strike, bam, and you run away. What may happen? Exactly. So what do we say? Pistol? You always take it. You always disarm the person. Or, if he falls from a big, from a tall building, down, that’s another issue. Bit of sarcasm. All the best guys, take care. We’ll see you next time.

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