Why this video? To demonstrate that attacks can happen fast, especially in close proximity to threats while movement or weapons are concealed.
[Live blade manipulations in both forward and reverse grips executing jabs, slashes and thrusts with surprise attacks or concealed movement.]
It’s *critical* to be aware of your environment.
It's also critical to create and manage a safe distance from a possible or identified threat; to pay attention to the hands (natural and index positions); to understand body mechanics (and their physics); to train realistically and dynamically while understanding (and identifying) range, timing, and intent within an offensive initiation, counteroffensive and/or evasion.
Footwork will be critical to evade and survive OR to close with the assailant and dominate the threat.
The bottom line is that if you’re standing still you won’t survive. Don’t let these strikes be the last thing you ever see.
Learn to identify, adapt, counter and gain the initiative. There’s a specific validated dynamic training method to execute this same edged weapon offense (ie. a realistic threat) as well as the training and tactics to counter it.
Train to be dynamic. Train to identify the threat. Train to survive. Train to dominate.