The transcript below is from the video “HANDLES Knife Attack Like BOSS… 1 Lesson for Self Defence” by Fight SCIENCE.

Fight SCIENCE (ELEVATING YOUR FIGHT IQ: Videos blending Martial Arts, Crime Science, and Psychology):

When I worked in nightclub security, it was quite common to get refused entry scenarios. These are situations where you get a patron coming to the door. And for whatever reason, we wouldn’t allow them to come in. Obviously, people will get excited, they’ll get upset, get in your face. And on rare occasions, you could even escalate to violence. So here’s a good example of a typical scenario. This guy handles a knife attack, like a boss. Keep watching the video for a quick breakdown on what he did, right? How we manage the situation and the psychology behind the knife attack. Keep watching.

Fight SCIENCE (ELEVATING YOUR FIGHT IQ: Videos blending Martial Arts, Crime Science, and Psychology):

So this is an ego contest for the bad guy. So my thoughts are the guy standing in my face, I usually want to move off to the side to one side, preferably his dominant side. Now, most of you so how do you know which one it is you have to take a guess you don’t have any choices a 50 50 option, he could be left handed, it could be right handed. But we go with the law of averages, he’s more likely to be right handed. And if he’s right handed, we’ll be drawing his weapon from the left side of his body, or pulling it from his rear waistline, or from his pocket.

Fight SCIENCE (ELEVATING YOUR FIGHT IQ: Videos blending Martial Arts, Crime Science, and Psychology):

So moving to the side gives you options. So he reaches into his pocket. Now if you notice, as soon as he reaches into his pocket, what the doorman does, is he sees that, and then he monitors his arms straight away. Because he brings a knife forward as a threat. He wants him to see that. But I’ve spoken about this in many of our videos before. People use knives for different reasons. Sometimes they use knives to intimidate others. But that doesn’t mean they won’t stab you. And it doesn’t mean they won’t attack you with the security guys doing the right thing.

Fight SCIENCE (ELEVATING YOUR FIGHT IQ: Videos blending Martial Arts, Crime Science, and Psychology):

He’s actually keeping him away. But interesting trick that he’s using. And this is what we can learn from him is monitoring the arm that not only allows him to feel the thrusting movements in life, but also to control the position of it and make some space to strike, which he does effectively. Well. Most important thing though, you’ll notice is that he puts his hand above the elbow, I’d always say keep your arms below the elbow. Because when the bicep bends, the knife can still thrust upwards towards your wrists. So you really want to be a little bit closer towards the weapon towards the hand itself. Now I always speak about distance closures. And quite often some of my videos people say that you stand too close. But this is a classic example of where you need to be all the way in all the way out.

Fight SCIENCE (ELEVATING YOUR FIGHT IQ: Videos blending Martial Arts, Crime Science, and Psychology):

You should never be in the middle, especially when you’re dealing with a potential knife. That’s the takeaway from this is a decision making process. And this is the main thing I’m trying to get across to you is that if I’m going to survive a knife attack, the only way I’m going to survive a knife attack is if I had initial contact with the guy and I had a chance and the chances he doesn’t have the weapon to start with. But he goes to draw it. So my mechanics would always be to dominate. So he’s going for the weapons bring your weapons back count came to dominate beyond is drawing smothering. Okay, turn the weapon away and hide my head. And this is the key thing must hide your head because obviously you’re grappling with someone that’s got a knife.




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