posted on Jul, 7 2008 @ 07:26 PM
Unless you know with 100% certainty that you or a loved one are about to lose your life there is no reason whatsoever to get into a physical
altercation with an individual wielding a knife.
I have 20+ years of martial arts and hand to hand combat experience recieved from civilian life and military service and I realise that whatever you
know is really pointless when it comes down to an actual chaotic fight.
If you decide to fight an attacker with a knife you must be prepared to take injuries, they are guaranteed. However since you are not a soldier in a
combat situation the liklihood that you would to confront someone involuntarily is astronomical at best.
I have been attacked on three seperate occasions with improvised stabbing weapons while at work, Im a correctional Officer now and only one of those
occasions was a cutting weapon a guy made from his razar and a toothbrush handle, I got cut really good across the top part of my arm and shoulder,
the other two times were simply stabbing weapons made from expanded metal and another one was an ink pen.
I came away unscathed in those two incidents, partly because I had fore warning.
All Im saying is that when you are faced with a friut loop that means to do you harm cooler heads do prevail. Stay calm do what he wants and only
attack if you are truly in danger.
There is no be all and end all of defense against knife attacks, though steven seagal seems to think differently.