What do you do when someone stabs at you with a knife? This is going to be pretty real when SHTF and when law and order has collapsed.
The problem with trying to defend against a knife attack is we almost never get such encounters when times are fine and dandy.
But during SHTF, it’s going be as real as it can be.
Knowing what’s going to come
The first thing is knowing what to expect when an attacker strikes you with a knife. Very likely you will see someone attack you with an overhand stab, also called an “ice pick” because it resembles someone using an icepick to stab at a block of ice so be mentally prepared for this situation.
The second thing to mentally prepare for is your attacker will most likely go for your neck or near your chest.
How to survive a knife attack
The Hand Defense – suriving a knife attack
1. Use your Arm
Hold out your arm, bent roughly to about 120 degrees at the elbow, and block the attacker’s forearm with your arm. Remember to have enough angle at the elbow bend for 2 reasons; one to create enough distance from the attacker and you, and two to create a stronger position so that your block won’t collapse under the attacker’s blow.
2. Keep an open palm
Close your hand into a fist, now open your palm. Which one gives you more arm to block? The reason is simple, with an open palm you will have more arm to block an attack, even using the palm or the fingers.
Another reason is that when you close your hand into a fist, your reaction to the attack will be much slower. You’ll want to be able to manouver your arm into a bloacking position as soon as possible without having to close your fist then block.
Lastly, closing your hand into a fist will contract the muscles in your arm. Try pressing that part with the muscles contracted and you’ll soon realise that you are giving a bunch of cushioning to the attacker’s blow. The ideal is to hurt your attacker the same time you are trying to block off the blow. Let him land on something hard like your arm bone. Yes it’s gonna hurt but your attacker’s going to feel that too.
Want to learn how to disarm your knife attacker? Continue watching the video below for more.
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