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Trapping vs Parrying a Knife KarambitKnives,com

qcreek11 Apr 03

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Knife Defense

If you are faced with a crazy attacker that is trying to stab you, what is your best defense? Should you parry or trap the incoming attack?

That specific knife defense question can spike quite a debate. So what’s the answer you may ask? The answer is not as easy to determine. In fact, it depends on many different variables. For example, where is the attack taking place? Is it in an elevator (a closed environment), or is it in an open space?

Can you move quickly as you are getting stabbed or are you stuck in one place and need to fight back from there? These different situations, might have an impact on what’s best to do between trapping and parrying a knife.

If you have the possibility to move around, you will most likely naturally try to parry the knife all while moving and kicking your opponent with low kicks. That is a great defense and you should definitely practice it to become really good at it.

On the other hand, if you’re getting stabbed in a confined space, you will need to trap the knife and prevent it from entering your body or slashing you. If you are getting attacked by a crazy individual and you’re fighting for your life, you will also need to strike him quickly.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re trapping or parrying, you will need to strike your attacker and stop the threat as quickly as you can.

We hope that you enjoyed these knife defense tips.

Let us know what you think about the video. We always enjoy reading your comments.

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  1. @codereddefense April 3, 2024

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  2. @TopNotchVideos14U April 3, 2024

    You are a master! I was consuming fake content from fake instructors. Thanks for your honesty

  3. @dylanthegamingnerd April 3, 2024

    Who’s here after resident evil 4 remake

  4. @DarthFunky_ April 3, 2024

    Just grab the knife and tank the damage

  5. @doctormcgoveran2194 April 3, 2024

    I love the videos but I won't panic because I practice techniques.

  6. @vincentdefino1732 April 3, 2024

    What about hitting as you trap and push arm back

  7. @stormytrails April 3, 2024

    Hi guys, ugh I hate writing comments only to lose the whole comment to the ethernet. So I'll make it shorter…I loved your comment about being able to test another instructor's mettle if they do any of the 'above'. This also is critical for us who will learn pretty much just what we learn in our living room on the computer so that we could give our attacker a danger code such as yellow, orange, red…black? To determine what level we are up against? Professional such as you, grins, or someone who might make a mistake we could take advantage, that we could run from if in the open (running with a knife is oh so dangerous) as even a short race would improve our chances tiring out the attacker, giving the attacker a chance to rethink his original plan, perhaps enjoy a last run before getting killed? ha ha ha I very much would like MORE of what is wrong as well as what is right. I very much like this! Next someone commented on how to deal with tasers (and all the different styles, dangers, limitations and pluses)…way cool question! Don't stop with tasers but talk about all the other self defense toys a lot of us pick up to keep around, in our pocket or purse or saddle bags such as lasers that will literally blind anyone or anything, guns, pepper spray! How about those LOUD airhorns or sirens? It is great to have all of these weapons but if one doesn't know KNOW these tools they obviously have a chance to reduce one's chances instead of enhancing! What fun fodder for more of your videos. And please, show the WRONG way while you show the RIGHT way to defend oneself!

  8. @alejandroromero6464 April 3, 2024

    Nick and Pat, some guy uploaded one of your videos.
    Ask it be removed.

  9. @stja-2079 April 3, 2024

    Great video nick !!!

  10. @DLHerrod April 3, 2024

    I love this channel man!

  11. @shaftman20 April 3, 2024

    Love yur videos as always, i will definitely incorporate this in my training, trying to do all tht fancy stuff against a knife attacker will definitely get yu kill , this trapping and parry training is gud I love it

  12. @Indianahillclimber April 3, 2024

    Seems almost hopeless, but really you do have a chance and chances get better with good and frequent training. Thanks Nick.

  13. @SERSafety April 3, 2024

    Nick, I have a question. What is your opinion on tasers? Can you talk about them and share your opinion a bit? Thanks.

  14. @modanmardaanye April 3, 2024

    Master Wong is funny but it's guys like drossos that teach the real deal survival

  15. @killer11843 April 3, 2024

    What if he aims for your arms? Not to kill but cut

  16. @mrcoomer1481 April 3, 2024

    Nick drossos is probablly the best self defense instructor in my personal opinion

  17. @trevorr8834 April 3, 2024

    Your going to get cut no matter how good you are and what skills you know. If legal carry a gun and practice force-on-force.

  18. @drewsama April 3, 2024



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