Trapping or Parrying a Knife – What is Best?




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  1. ShinobiTiger says:

    GREETINGS FROM GREECE. CONGRATULATIONS NICK FOR THE VERY NICE WORK!!!!!! TRADITIONAL MARTIAL ARTS SIMPLY DONT WORK IN A STREET FIGHT. I LEARNED THAT THE HARD WAY. A FRIEND KARATE AND KICK BOXING STUDENT SLASHED FROM A DRUNK GUY AND HE WAS NT ABLE TO SEE THE KNIFE COMING. SO STAY ALERT!!

  2. Max Cheng says:

    Makes sense, Nick gave us another great video with no-BS insight! I can back his theory up (ok it's much more practical than a "theory"), because few days ago I tried both tactics with my student. So never solely rely on one technique because it won't cover all the ranges. Both trapping AND parrying should be practice with pretty much equal amount of time and effort. BTW I hadn't watch this video when I practiced with my student, so I had a big smile on my face when I watched this. =]

  3. Larry Mutter says:

    After 45 years of martial arts training  me and my fellow trainers are still having this debate,can you catch an arm with a two handed grab in  flight,or a block and wrap,or block and grab,a block and strike to a wrap etc? The truth is it depends on the moment and were in the process you pick up the attack and what your first instinctive move was because you have to go from there,

  4. Feier Bogdan says:

    informative and to the point as always. I was wondering what's your opinion on force multipliers? Do you recommend them or are you against them? Maybe you could do a video about force multipliers for women (my wife has a pepper spray in her purse but i feel that's not enough, in a fast moving situation she'll never get that thing in time).

  5. Vam The Anomaly says:

    I had a guy in the navy show me a slapping parry he called it. You bring both hands quickly vs a thrusting knife attack one hand slaps the side of the wrist and the other hand slaps the side of his hand or blade. The motion I can describe would be you are bringing your hands towards each other quickly as if you were swatting a fly or trying to swirl water. Every time I did it in practice it slapped the practice knife right out of the guys hand. You think this is good or no?

  6. StuffedDom says:

    about palm strikes over clench fist punches; isnt there a chance that if the attacker moves there head (or wherever you're striking) by even just an inch then your palm wont hit the object, but your fingers will instead? bending them back with all the force you intended to go into the strike? or is this not a problem. 

  7. Mat Broomfield says:

    Excellent video Nick. That has filled in a missing part of the equation for me. So often, people teach a one-size fits all approach to knife defence, and then when we get to the class, they just fail time after time.

    My one concern, is that whilst I agree that you want to use distance so that you can use kicks, you'll only get one or two chances with your legs before they switch tactics and start slashing at your legs (I'm guessing). How do you bridge the gap between a kick and control of the weapon or disabling of the attacker?

  8. Amko Pele says:

    hey im watching you a lot of time im now taekwondo black belt i started to watch you when i was green i think… Can you please continue to make social experiments i like them a lot your awersome….

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