Defense Against Grab And Knife Stab - Long Range


Technique Review July 21, 2019

Hello everyone, welcome to our week’s Technique Review. Albert from our Global International Team and myself, we work on dealing with a knife attack, different types, but there’s also a grab, or preparation, with the other hand.

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Hello everyone, welcome to our week’s Technique Review. Albert from our Global International Team and myself, we work on dealing with a knife attack, different types, but there’s also a grab, or preparation, with the other hand. And the first situation will be when the attacker is doing this from a longer range. Let’s do this very slow they will see the problem and understand. That’s my problem. Okay. And in this case, attack can be from below, attack can be straight, attack can be above, let’s do an example from above. You see, he grabs and then he stabs. So he’s pulling or pushing with the other hand, it’s limiting me, it’s prevent – one of the biggest problem when his hand is here, sometimes it’s difficult to counterattack. So there are issues like this what can I do with the defenses, sometimes defenses are limited, sometimes the counterattacks are limited, body movement is limited, and this creates relatively much higher scale problem.

The first thing let’s talk about the longer range, meaning he didn’t manage to grab me yet. This type of situation is obvious. I see him coming, I attack him as powerful as I can with long range weapons. So if these are my missiles I send towards him a couple of missiles. That’s the first thing. And we should be confused by this motion. That maybe confused us. However, sometimes because the hand is forward he may respond with his own hand against my kick, and then try to stab something like this. We do slowly one time. Something like this and then maybe we do fast. When we are doing this type of situation, he broke my leg. Maybe I was kicking very strong even but still he didn’t really get hit and because he’s lunging forward, what happens is when I kick I need to be ready to continue. So I’m practically, what I did was I got into a fighting mode.

At this time I’m a warrior, I’m a fighter, whatever happens, I will respond to it. That’s extremely important to understand. You not only kick the person, you’re going to a fighting mode. If you kick and you’re successful, great, if you’re less successful, okay, continue, you always continue until the enemy cannot continue anymore, physically or mentally.

Another thing is if he’s doing something from this range very very slowly I will not have the chance to kick. I don’t have the time sometimes, the distance, the range to kick. But maybe, slowly, I will be able to respond something against the hand if that’s a natural response against the hand. If I only focus on the hand maybe I’m very vulnerable against the knife, whether it’s high or low, whatever. But if I see this and now I’m aware of it, understand the danger, I’m training, training, remember training practice, and he’s attacking me like this again [background sounds] and what happened in this case was that I responded to this hand, I dealt with it.

So practically, you think like this as complex motions as if Albert is attacking me with the left-right combination or left-right combination, what do you do in this case? You defend both attacks. So you understand that this one is not really an attack but it is something. So deal with it. If we show it from this angle, when he makes the first initial motion, I understand, I see sometimes even the weapon. So the moment you train on these things you are much more aware and you are much more able to identify this type of problem.

Sometimes in this case when he is doing something I have time to grab me slowly and stab me, so sideways type of position, when he makes the attack, you are responding. You need to be aware of it obviously. What will happen if he is doing a grab in oriental type of stab, practically the same. Look how I defend and I defend and I move away from the danger zone, get out of the channel. So practically I am just using the ingredients I already know from before. I defend one grab not to get hi, touched, not to get grabbed. I defend the knife so very simple type of situation.

If … could you hide the knife for a moment … and if he’s giving me left-right combination of attacks, example, what happens? If I was defending very good a left one, and move correctly, okay, so I did very good against a leftie. I did contact against the left, I would defend the right and do my best against the right strike. In this case with the knife it’s something very, very simple. So he’s attacking twice, attacking twice, and I’m defending twice. That’s the essence of this stuff.

So here we talked about I’m preventing the grab. I am not getting caught. That’s the basic. That’s the first phase. The next phase and the next update we’ll talk about what happened if I already got grabbed. Albert, thank you so much. Thank you guys. You learned, go and practice. Bye.

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