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Author Topic: 3 types of knifings and question  (Read 2078 times)


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3 types of knifings and question
« on: January 23, 2011, 06:40:00 PM »

In reviewing knife defenses I thought i would pass on this and ask a training question.
I see basically three types of knifings.
1-The threat=which can escalate into a actual stabbing-(robbery/intimadation)
2-Assasanation attack which turns into a killing=(military-prision setting=-war- honor-hate)
3-Self  protection (you have the knife)
Many schools practise defenses against a single thrust from various angles but do not train against repeated stabbing attack.
Question is-- what is best defenses to confront and overcome the stabbings ?-you may be in a crowd or close space- (besides running or shooting the attacker or not being in the area in the first place.)
I am specifically interested in hands and your body position and movements...


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Re: 3 types of knifings and question
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2011, 08:11:48 PM »

Now those that are LOE & military may have different info, but from MY EMS point of view - I have never had a patient with a knife wound that knew they had been stabbed or cut UNTIL after the assault.

I have interviewed every patient I have had -

(After treating them 1st and just for personal info. This had nothing to do with the info I needed for EMS reasons)

- and NONE of them ever saw a knife or knew they where hurt until have the event. All thought they had been Punched.



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Re: 3 types of knifings and question
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2011, 08:39:08 PM »

adventure-thats good info-thanks WW


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Re: 3 types of knifings and question
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2011, 08:10:28 AM »

Adventure is 100% right. Most onlooker's and witness's say that they thought it was a fist fight. In a clinch or struggle knifing's are hard to see until someone drop's, more often they walk or run away a few meters and then the shock, pain and blood loss kick in.

From what I've seen there's no such thing as a standard knife attack, it is not something that you can rubber stamp and say that's what people do and that's how they do it.
In real life the only guarantee is that it will be fast, it will hurt and it's going to happen when you are not being as aware as you should be. Always be looking, always be aware of space, hand's, eye contact etc. That will give you a chance to react. Remember it's never over till it's over, how many times has the bad guy left an argument to return with a weapon, to find the victim waiting for him. If the guy runs off, don't hang around.


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Re: 3 types of knifings and question
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2011, 07:38:20 PM »

Web- that makes sense too- WW