Reactionary gap for knife
This is for all my LEO brothers, security guards, and bouncers out there.
So I have a bunch of family and friends in Law Enforcement. When ever I try to talk empty hand techniques with them I always get the same stupid cop-out(no pun intended). Specifically the scenario of what would you do if you someone pulls a knife on you? I always get the answer, "I would shoot them." And then I ask what if you don't have time. They avoid the question. So the guy I train stick with sent me this video after we had this same discussion.
The video pretty much tells the story. Most of the time on the street you don't see cops using a 21 foot reactionary gap. Pretty hard to question someone at that distance. The thing I wanted to point out is at 0:43 in the video they say that at close distance against a knife, the only option is empty hand tactics. This alone should be enough to get you to at least train some knife stuff occasionally.
Whether it is the pat, wrap, and attack; two on one; x block or what ever. Just do some situational training with this every once in a while.
I personally have not been attacked with a knife. I have been attacked with a cane though. Luckily I have trained defense for that before.