It is always interesting to talk to people inside and outside of Martial arts about knife self-defence. Adding any weapon in to, what would already be a undesirable situation, will undoubtedly make the situation worse, knives are very dangerous and easily concealable, making any street attack even more frightening.
Using rubber or “fake” knives, although looking more realistic, do not have the same effect as being able to see a big red line at the back of your neck because you didn’t think that the attacker would slash you on the way down.
Under any attack, the fight or flight response, adrenaline dump, panic and fear will all be there, it is important to know that if you are attacked by someone with a knife, you will get cut, the skill is damage limitation and dealing with the attacker fast and with as much force as possible.
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The students from the Halesowen Wing Chun school, along with some accomplished instructors from other martial arts styles, had an interesting time working on knife defence, using the Wing Chun principles. Focusing on moving off and defending their centre line. Hitting hard and fast and dealing with the situation as quickly and as safely as possible.
If you would like to find out more about Wing Chun, come along to class, Tuesday,Thursday or Friday between 7-9pm or call / text us on: 07821 126 685 to find out more. There is always a warm welcome.
Thanks again to Steve from http://www.tiptop-photography.com/ for the photos.