Reiterating ⚠️ : Not only is maneuverability critical for survival, but the perception, timing and FORCE required to stop this edged weapon attack is recklessly underestimated by many self-defense instructors (H2H, knife and gun instructors included, unfortunately).
If you can’t stop the weapon wielding arm, then evade it all together. If you can’t evade the strike, there are no parting gifts in the back, you’re just ☠️.
I didn’t make up these rules and physics will reveal much about this truth.
If you learn “knife defense techniques", ultimately your training partner (and yourself) better darn well be able to deliver multiple attacks realistically without compliance.
During training (or anytime, for that matter), never stop a strike mid-air just to allow your training partner to finish a sequence and do his thing.
If you don’t have the component of skill to truly answer this type of attack, it’s time to seek some truth. Acquiring the needed survival skill takes less time than you’d think.
Also, buy a gun, an extra knife, and train to use them for real.