The Realities Of Knife Fighting And Knife Defense With Sifu Phu Ngo And Sensei David Melker

In this video we talk about the realities of knife fighting as well as a realistic way to counter someone attacking you with a knife. Like what we do? Share this …

48 thoughts on “The Realities Of Knife Fighting And Knife Defense With Sifu Phu Ngo And Sensei David Melker

  1. Karmic Guy says:

    Surprised and awestruck with this Move. Is it TAI CHI MOVES, I liked the quick explosive short moves, Bcoz long entwined moves will get you killed on the Mean Streets where there are no Rules, No Referees. Thank you both the Sifus for Yours Knowledge. Best one is it to avoid it. And I did avoid a fight once by staying calm and Polite. Just for the record.

  2. Mushin Ryu says:

    Great video Sifu. Straight to the point and garbage. Others try to come up with all these different options and it should be straight to the point as you put is. No fancy moves, just keep it simple.

  3. cony.!! pls animes says:

    1 movement is to slow,
    2 the swing factor your never calculate ok to strike block the knife as we se in the video. you puch or blocke will be cut.
    3 the go back factor. how ever you want to close up he dont really have any personal hate to you he wont ove comit force center mas out the you have inerce advantage to go to the lock position. he is scare ani change o move you do he will pull back with swing moution . this will open up your hand be cuted so hard bleeding like hell.

  4. Mesatsugohado says:

    Lol i trained in silat and blade work is the main emphasis on our system, Honestly this technique will get you killed. They should learn from a blade art before showing off stuff that will get you killed. There is a way not to get cut. This technique will get you killed.

  5. Bajusz Pál says:

    Dear Sirs,

    Congratulations for drawing attention to the human being behind the knife, when handling a knife attacker is more about handling or discouraging the person holding it.

    Another plus is your partner calling our attention to the high variability of knife attacks and your warning to avoid chasing the knife, while chosing for attacking the persons limbs instead.

    You have shown fantastic sequence of rapidly accelerating attacks starting with forearm, through elbow area and ending on head. Movements, which, can hardly be performed by a occasionally trained person!

    You were correct in the beginning by putting more emphasis on employing both distance and angles when facing direct attacks , to avoid being hit by the point of the knife.

    I found also useful engaging lower level targets, after partially fixing such as the knees, re use when facing horizontal knife attacks!

    However, techniques performed in a forward motion, in my experience, require good sense for timing and personal courage, not always present with even with active trainees of martial arts.

    This is why, let me call the your attention attention to them, the defenders and their abilities, civilians randomly attacked in the streets. To them, running away is still the best option to react when facing a knife attack!!!

    What I am asking for, with all respect to you both, is separating your presentation for real beginners, with the distancing and angling option s as presented and followed by something extra for advanced practiitioners really combinded attacke with timing .

    In conclusion, there is something we all can agree with: High speed defence in FORWARD MOTION, should be left to more advanced practioners of martial arts !

    Yours faithfully, ,

    Paul, age 63, former instructor of sport Karate

  6. Ed Mar says:

    thank you. with no martial arts experience, i would most likely stay away from a situation or run away. but once committed, my lesson from this video: keep the distance. match opponents strike with a defensive strike to tire him out. i hope i got that right.

  7. Leslie Porter says:

    You're absolutely right Bro. Phu. One must strike effectively as well as grapple . Also….I can tell that you are unusually fast. Speed and power are always the determining factors. Great lesson.

  8. Alan Malcheski says:

    after reading the tao of jeet kun do, i learned that feints are a big part of real fights. This is good training because it is realistic. I once asked someone to hold a pen as though it were a knife, and engage in a practice experiment. A quick inside step kick feint that turns into a forward step, combined with a circling hands or sword type of disarming move caused him to release the pen, which flew and hit the wall because of the circling technique. As i expected, the kick took his focus off the pen completely. I told him to focus on the pen and not drop it, but his reactions still made it happen. You don't need a grab, just that chi sau, circling hand type of wrist connection. It would not work if i had told him about the kick, or if he was acting without reacting. There must be many similar moves.

  9. Jerome Spanski says:

    ironSilk Fajinq my minutia, my takeaway here in your depth of structurinq pranatomy integrity. lock'in subtle precoils instead of being neutral awaits to coilback upon engagement
    one simple minutia that even Jun Fan overlooks is locking in hidden precoils is that the :fingerCross not the wrist.

  10. Yoli Simons says:

    You have incredible skills and very fast but I have a trouble with the wY you try to remove the knife I had had fight with knife unless you very very fast you might do it but is pretty much risky. For most people will be block hold and attack from there you can finish them but the knife needs to be secure. Thank you anyway salute

  11. D L says:

    this is teaching people to treat life-threatening scenarios like games. absolutely do not smack the wrist of the knife-wielder and then let him step back, recoup and come at you again because you've lost your most powerful weapon: the element of surprise. you've told him you're an expert martial artist so his next move will be a lot faster and less easy to defend against, as if defending from a knife attack isn't hard enough. if you make any close-range attacking gesture whatsoever you must make absolutely certain it is going to take the knife out of his hand, or knock him out, without giving him any second chances. do not play tip-tap in close range with a person wielding a knife. it is very dangerous advice. do you realise people may die because of this video? it's also very easy for him to turn his hand and cut your wrist while you're playing these games hitting his wrists. much better to kick the knife and maintain distance, or punch the head for an instant KO, or kick between the legs as hard as possible. don't play tip-tap with knife wielders! it's terrible, dangerous advice!

  12. haro wilson says:

    Hitting arms are normal in silat or kuntau. But then again, u learn about tarikan tenaga/ chi/ qigong/ how to take a hit in silat or kuntau. Like always, keep practicing n training to train ur muscles memory

  13. Kevin Ruesch says:

    I agree but I think it's better to blind him and break the arm and knee so he can't continue to pursue you he could be on drugs and not feel pain too many arts rely on pain management and control that only works if you cause pain

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