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Self Defense – Knife Defense Tactics – Ric Black – USPDTA

Self Defense – Knife Defense Tactics – Ric Black

(0:11) This is going to the first in the series of knife techniques. Very simple fight, very slow to help you understand the do’s and don’ts of knife defense.

(0:22) One of the first things that we do when an individual places the knife against you, you don’t make any overt movements to work the arm on either side.

(0:31) (First) The easiest thing to do is push the knife away from you this way. Second thing that you can do very simply is move in a flat, moving the blade away from you here. The third technique, drawing and stepping away.

(0:51) The fourth technique, drawing-stepping away, pushing the opponent’s arm away from you. These techniques are going to work very simply as the opponent has a hand, the knife drawn toward you.

(1:06) These are techniques reaching across, drawing the knife away from you, reaching and grabbing the opponent by the throat. Same type of technique, works by drawing the knife down and away.

(1:20) Making the opponent down, it has the knife right here.

(1:27) Stuck against the throat. This presents a little bit more of a problem when the individual has a live blade against the throat. The easiest way to use this is to reach up and under, stepping back away from the opponent.

(1:44) Now I’ll show a very very simple technique, using this motion. Step in and in the groin. Stepping, hit in the knee. Mutilate to the throat. Individual technique moving the knife way doubt away from you, reversing the knife motion, taking your opponent to the ground, retaining the blade

(2:15)  Frontal abdominal technique. In case of a robbery.

(2:18) Striking the back of the hand, hurts a little, doesn’t it? *Yes, it does*

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(2:24) Same type of technique coming down and striking to the thumb. Breaking the opponent’s grip on the blade. Now coming here is just coming using your hand, coming into the wrist and coming in underneath to your opponent to retain the blade.

(2:44) I’ll show you very similar technique. Moving completely in the opposite direction, coming in, retaining the knife, dropping the opponent to the ground.

Defense against the thrust, we will demonstrate it. We will demonstrate it proper knife threats when an individual is coming in static, so you can see very slowly.

(3:03) Don’t block with your body. The technique, here, reversing down, retaining the blade. You can’t be cut if you learn to control the weapon coming towards you.

(3:23) Knife threats again. Using hand control, retaining the blade. Knife motion coming in from the pressed, coming in on your opponent, and to the groin, retaining control of the blade. Using technique cutting the angle and  in away from the opponent, from the thrust.

(3:52) Using the knife technique, control, retaining the blade, boom.

Most dangerous thing that can happen, slashing techniques, demonstrated in exact slashing technique, thrust. The worst thing about this, he’s using the double-edged blade, he can come across one way and reverse it.

(4:16) Easiest way to do this is to catch it, when the blade comes across the first time; here, dropping your opponent and retaining control of the blade again.

(4:34) Slashing motion coming in, stepping across, double your motion here, taking your opponent down.

Slashing motion again, letting blade pass, and take control of your opponent, come up here, across. Double-slashed, it comes across the front motion as it comes back, reaching in, striking your opponent to the base of the chin.

(5:08) Now this is going to show the do’s and don’ts of an over hand knife technique. Very much shown in the Do Arts Karate Do, Judo, Kendo, the technique are used like this when an over hand technique comes up.

(5:26) Is this coming across behind your opponent, all he has to do is reach over and grab back to my hair, if you would. Pull me back and do a job on it. Well, that’s a don’t.

(5:38) This is the do, moving completely up underneath your opponent, coming up with a strike, double-blocked this way, strike with the tiger’s mouth to the throat.

(5:55) Block up, stepping into your opponent, strike to the groin, swinging the hand, Breaking the sternum, striking here, same motions. Stepping with the opposite side, breaking the motion using the head,taking your opponent down.

(6:23) Stepping from the opposite side again, using knife technique, drawing your opponent down. All you’re doing is if you will notice, I’m keeping him on the outside of my hip. So that when I drop him down, I’m drawing his position, directly down here to me, controlling the blade as you can see here.

(6:45) I’m pulling my opponent back.

(6:53) Over hand knife technique, stepping out of a forty-five degree angle. You can see here again, the tiger’s mouth striking in to the side of the throat.

(7:04) Ups to the side, please. Left forty-five, as the opponent steps out from behind, stopping the break.

Now, do’s and don’ts when a man’s coming up behind you to an ATM machine and he sticks something nice and sharp in your back. Never try to move away from the ATM, easiest thing to do is use the arm to the inside.

(7:33) Moving the blade away, collapsing the arm, pushing on to the opponent. Same type of motion here. Use this technique coming in here, drawing… rolling with the arm, striking the opponent, to the body, same type of technique here using the leg.

(7:57) Drawing the opponent away, drawing to the knee.

(8:02) Same type of technique, drawing the opponent away, utilizing foot. Same type of technique using the back, where’s we are rolling. This way. Rolling, into the groin.

(8:25) Now, what was shown to you is basic do’s and don’ts of knife defense. Don’t get cut, stay alive. Thank you.

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