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Knife violence is a scary proposition. Â Knife attacks are fast,Â viciousÂ andÂ difficultÂ to defend against.
Take a look at today’s Friday Film to understand some of the challenges that we face when we deal with attackers with sharp weapons.
- First of all we must know and understand that violence is chaotic.
- What begins as a fist fight quickly escalates into a lethal force encounter.
- Kicks to the head while on the ground
- Knife attack
- The longer violence continues the more opportunities for you to get hurt.
- Instantly respond
- Respond in an overwhelming, violent, decisive manner with commitment
- respond with the maximum amount of force allowed by law
- If we end this attack in the first 15 seconds, the knife never comes into play
- If we shift the focus of the attacker from hurting us to protecting themselves, the knife never comes into play
Let’s take a look at the knife attack itself.
- The scum reaches into his pocket at about 27 seconds to get his weapon.
- It is likely that the victim did not immediately know that a transition had been made from punching to cutting.
- We see a few different kinds of motion with the knife
- the big right hook
- the overhand
- the jab
- Defending against a knife attack is very difficult
- We often don’t know we are being attacked with a sharp weapon
- Split our focus
- These reasons all lead to the fact that we must
- Know when the fight starts
- When possible strike preemptively
- Instantly strike with the maximum amount of force justified by law to decisively overwhelm your opponent.