Table, a weapon of opportunity against a knife
Always be ready to use all available weapons. . .
This video is a comment on one of clips from the video Surviving Edged Weapons posted in Self-Defense Tip #11 — Knife Attacks.
The video shows using a table as an obstacle, to slow down the attacker, so you have time to reach for a weapon or just run. But the table may also be used as an offensive weapon, like so:
A table’s corner shoved into the lower belly or hips stops an attacker in his tracks — it is difficult to walk on two legs after getting hit like this.
So wherever you are, seek a tactically advantageous position. Use distance and obstacles. Don’t worry about offending — if you make yourself difficult to attack, you are not going to be sorry.
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Defend Against Weapons
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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