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Wow, that are plenty of questions out there ... let's try explaning it like this: I'm in Martial Arts for a long time, was very active in Boxing for a long time and been a Krav Maga instructor and bouncer for many years. And NO Martial Art nor Self defense system will bring you in a position to defend yourself against a knife attack - At least not without ...


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Krav Maga is not a martial art. It is a self defense system that has acquired or adapted techniques from different martial arts to fulfill a specific purpose. Those include groundfighting, stand-up fighting and weapon techniques — one can argue form which art actually ex. BJJ, Muay Thai whatever — but always striving to have the most effective one for the ...


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If they just want your belongings, give it to them, and good, you're done. Your friend is unhurt, so your friend did the right thing. The question people need to focus on is "What will make me safer?" and your friend did the thing that got him out safely. If they want your life, you're going to have to a) figure that out in time, b) figure out what you'...


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The Journal of trauma and acute care search on stabbings should be a good research starting point.(1) Wikipedia's article on stab wounds have a large reference section you should check out. Turleskin stab armour has a white paper on stabbing targets but clearly is biased towards selling armours. Finally, Prof Sarah Hainsworth has published several papers on ...


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There's a number of arts that deal specifically with blades combatively - that ranges from traditional to modern military styles. There's common elements among them all, which kind of tells you there's probably some baseline truths involved if you see parallel evolution across cultures and time periods, especially since knives are among our oldest weapons ...


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Some points that are valid to teach people the "natural" hand position opposed to the wrist rotation: it is easier to learn (people want to learn to defend themselves as quickly as possible and the wrist rotation needs more practice and involves additional movement patterns that need to be practiced more) in Krav-Maga you often times use a punch from ...


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First of all, you definitely need to see a doctor about your injury! Once you have a clearer idea of what is actually wrong, you'll have a better idea of what you can and can't do. Until that point, though, I would suggest that further training in Krav Maga (or any other martial art!) is likely to make the injury worse. It could also make it harder to ...


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You can simply see it as a tool, and depending on the circumstances where it happens. Usually, and what I personally find naturally, is the turning motion while raising one arm (biceps to your ear and turning around to loose the choke) more convenient. Plucking, is requiring a certain degree of flexibility as some people can´t really do that motion properly ...


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While taking on multiple armed opponents is possible, as Bishnu Prasad Shrestha (1, 2) proved, it is a very rare event indeed. Dan Inosanto is famous for a knife vs gun video showing that a knife is better at close range. And finally, we have Mythbusters's Gun vs. Knife Fight. Of course all of that is just one off events. If you want real data the journal ...


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In a street assault, the normal action is that an opponent will be attacking you by surprise, possibly from behind, or where you are unable to fully maneuver. However, the situation you describe the attacker is constantly preferring to take distance and do probing attacks rather than focus on getting you on the ground/against a wall. The reason you don't ...


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Plucking the hands off the neck is not a realistic response because no one who is realistically trying to hurt someone with a choke places their hands on the neck from the rear. The only exceptions are if they trying to ram a person's head into a wall (which is not a hold) or they are giving a rather pleasant neck massage (also not a hold). Standing rear ...


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Bankuei, in his winning answer, is right that this comes down to specifics. If you really think about the situation, the person with the gun has a huge tactical advantage of having a gun, while you do not. In such an asymmetric situation, you're not going to find a general solution that wins. If one existed, guns wouldn't be such a big deal. Instead, you ...


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The thing is, you're approaching it kind of from the wrong angle. You're asking how you can reduce the number of days per week that you train so that you can just retain what you have and not lose anything. So you want the answer to be a simple "1", "2", or maybe "3" days per week. That's just not going to be easy for you or anyone else to say. The problem ...


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There is a statistic sometimes mentioned in our school. I don't know where it comes from and therefore I can't vouch for its accuracy, but it goes like this. 1% of untrained people defend successfully when attacked with a knife. 5% of people trained to black belt standard in any art manage to defend themselves when attacked with a knife. If the statistic is ...



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