Defense Against Straight Knife Stab From The Side - Kicks With Body Defense


Technique Review October 9, 2019

Shalom, everyone. Welcome to our week technique review. Albert from our global international team of instructors and I’ll work with you today on defending knife stabs, a bit of a medium to close or even long range using body defenses and kicks.

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Shalom, everyone. Welcome to our week technique review. Albert from our global international team of instructors and I’ll work with you today on defending knife stabs, a bit of a medium to close or even long range using body defenses and kicks.

The idea is very simple. The attacker comes from the side live side, dead side, it doesn’t really matter. Any stabs. He can stab towards the neck, he can stab towards the ribs. He may be attacking me from behind the arm, he can be attacking from the front of the arm. It’s because of the angle that is relevant or relative to us. That’s really the issue and the problem.

What’re we saying like this? If it’s a longer distance and who is attacking me, that one is using the sidekicks solar plexus area, floating ribs, knee is also reasonable preferably, of course above the center of gravity or even the head sometimes. A kick towards the head especially if he’s attacking with my knees away from him, when he makes the attack, kicking the head is definitely efficient if you are able to do that.

However, sometimes you do not have the option, the time, to kick as the first response. If we’re here and he makes a stab, kicking here may be a little bit too late, unless I do some hand defense, for example, this one. You saw that I stayed in the place more or less, and it was a high stab solely. It’s a high stab, yes. I moved away, body defense. I did the hand defense also, but the main thing is the body defense, and from here I kicked, so reasonable solution.

Sometimes you are able not to stand this line. For example, when he makes the attack towards my head. Let’s do it in this angle. What happened now was I moved my body a bit forward, the far leg is moving the same line to the front leg, and this gives me enough range, a good enough range to be in a distance to counterattack. Where am I? About 45 degrees from the side, quite much away from the channel, good position for me.

If the attacker is stabbing towards the ribs, so in this case that may be a reasonable solution, meaning slowly, if I do like this, I’m in the line. If I do like this, I’m out of the line. Obviously, the hand defense will go to meet him and deflect him as soon as possible. Usually you should hit the back of his hand.

You can do fast. From this one, we can do a body motion, meaning the dynamic difference. I move the target. One more time, slowly, I move the target. I do like this, I move the attack correctly, two things together, and the counterattack. Again, if it’s high, I bend forward. If it’s low, I send my pelvis forward. If he’s coming to you in front of the ribs, I need to send my body backwards.

In this case, body backwards, not an outside motion, outside defense, but an inside motion. This one. In this case, move backwards and use the first kick possible, meaning a sidekick. This is the options that we have. Look how he moves away, how his head is changing position. Low one, how his pelvis is changing position. How his pelvis is changing position now. This is the idea about the different directions of the body motions. Usually forward, but then if you’re in a good distance, use your kicks to continue and destroy the ability of the enemy.

Thank you for listening guys, and watching. Go and practice. Thank you so much. Appreciate.

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