Knife fighting defensive drill

This is video from a knife fighting course I teach that is comprised of 10 lessons. The particular class is from Lesson 4 which deals with knife defense. We start …

9 thoughts on “Knife fighting defensive drill

  1. bae313 says:

    Yes, the primary goal is to make it clear to anyone within hearing distance that we are not the aggressor. The evidence of witnesses will be very important if the situation gets you a court date. The 2nd goal is that talking keeps you breathing &, of course, we all need to breath which keeps us more relaxed & ready to react. The third goal is that it will get the threat thinking about something other than how to most effectively attack you. It may even give him a, "what the F am I doing moment."

  2. bae313 says:

    That is exactly what motivated me to start putting together the videos.

    I am working on a handgun disarm video now. Not that it is practical, due to the unlikelyhood that someone would be in the situation, but because so much of what is out there doesn't take into account so many street realities like: weapon function, body mechanics, threat response when the threat becomes threatened and operator variations like grips, index and direction of attack, etc…

  3. bae313 says:

    thx, I m a longhaired, fat, former marine who studied Tae kwon Do, Okinawan Kenpo & Kubudo, Shorin Ryu Karate Do,Togakure Ninjutsu, Wing Chun, military combatives & firearms, Kuk Sul Won, Kodenkan Jiu Jitsu, Brazillian Jujitsu & FMA knife & stick fighting.

    While in the USMC I got to work out with lots of different guys who had studied different styles. Then we got to find out what really worked fighting bikers, army dogs, etc…

    Over the years I have simmered this into 1 art.

  4. jerkwitha3 says:

    Your comments about how different real knife attacks are from sport are great. Totally agree with those even though my observation has been that the attacker changes a lot when the defender seems unarmed vs seems armed.

    I can see how your experience with actual encounters is passed on in your instruction. You describe a very realistic attacker.

    Your foot work and center line discussion has a lot in common with teachings in historical fencing manuals.

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