This self-defense tip continues the subject of defending against a knife attack using everyday objects, which began with tip number 69, Everyday Objects as Improvised Weapons of Self-Defense: Rolled-up Magazine vs. Knife, Part I.
In tip number 69 you can see that a strong whack with a rolled-up magazine at even the serrated edge of a knife still leaves you with a usable improvised weapon. The video in this tip is about tactics for using a rolled-up magazine to defend yourself against a knife.
With a rolled-up magazine, you should aim for the nearest target, striking a blow that will interrupt the attacker’s “program.” If the face is safe to hit with the magazine (the knife is just being drawn, your position permits it), then hit the face. If the knife-holding hand is closer, hit the hand. If you miss the target, aim for the face or that hand again. Use the rolled-up magazine to distract the attacker and/or deflect the knife so you can disarm the attacker.
Distract, deflect, and disarm.
Now if, when attacked by a knife fighter, you had your Unbreakable® Umbrella with you, then your defense would be simpler and safer. Every whack with your Unbreakable® Umbrella has a good chance to be both disarming and disabling. It does not matter whether you strike the armed hand or the unarmed hand, a kneecap, a throat, or an eye orbit, or whether you stab the trunk. The Unbreakable® Umbrella powerfully applied to any hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, or knee, even to the meat of the limbs or the trunk, leaves a “strong and lasting impression.” In good hands, it leaves a bone-crunching, bloody strong impression. . . .
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For your defense moves to work under stress they must be based on your natural, instinctive reactions, require little strength and limited range of motion, and be proven in fighting experience.
To learn how your natural reactions can instantly defeat any unarmed attack, see the video Basic Instincts of Self-Defense.
Defend Against Weapons
To defend against weapons you have to know how they are used. Also—every stick has two ends … the weapon of attack may become a weapon of defense in your hand …
To learn how the typical street weapons (club, knife, razor) are used by an experienced streetfighter and how to practice with them, see the video Self-Defense: Tools of attack—Club, Hatchet, Blackjack, Knife, Straight Razor.
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