There isn't a lot of good weapons defence out there, period. Usual recommendations on this board include the STAB program (Survival Tactics Against Blade) and the Dog Brothers' material. These are heavily grappling-based because, frankly, trying to outstrike someone with a weapon is suicidal.
Historic defence against a weapon while unarmed - western martial arts manuals, classical jujitsu - is again all grappling all of the time, and was usually seen as a collection of chancy stuff used as a last resort.
However, most grappling arts as taught today do not focus heavily on dealing with an armed attacker. Tomiki Aikido does, but the restrictions on allowable techniques for the attacker and defender is often felt to severely compromise the effectiveness it achieves. And, obviously, there are lots of lying bastards out there in a variety of arts claiming to teach realistic self-defence against weapons who're trying to make worthless techniques look good through the power of choreography.
It's also worth pointing out that the Dog Brothers, who're some of the best stickfighters around, added BJJ to their repertoire after finding out how difficult it could be to stop someone rushing in and grappling you even when you have a stick to strike with. This evolved into what they call stickgrappling.
Obviously this is less of a concern for someone with a sharp weapon who will need relatively little force to inflict devastating wounds. Against someone with a knife, you're well advised to do everything in your power to escape rather than tackle them.
uhm..fall on your knees and cry out: 'allahu ackbar, brothers! lets destroy these christian dogs!!!'
Originally Posted by Rivington
You're walking down the street when suddenly a SPACESHIP lands and disgorges a HORDE OF GAY ILLEGAL ALIEN LIBERALS who start giving ABORTIONS to people WHETHER THEY NEED ONE OR NOT!!!:zalien: :zalien: :zalien:
Originally Posted by Rivington
Seriously though, a few months ago some freako went nuts in a local supermarket and started stabbing and slashing people with a knife. That (and gunpoint ATM robberies) are the flavor where I live. Those are more likely than me going to look for trouble in a bar or a dark alley.
I have t3h r34l knife defense here, and I learned it in Judo!
While those may be MORE likely than trouble in a bar they are still pretty UNLIKELY to happen to YOU.
Originally Posted by AlienGunfighter
While Krav Maga is not a " grappling MA so to speak, it has a wide range of defensive moves designed to disarm, stun, injure or kill.
While serving in the USMC I trained for a breif while with the IDF. Our instructor was Herb Samra, who's idea of praticle application for training was to take us out in town and stir some **** at a night club in the hopes of someone pulling a weapon, preferably a knife.
Sometimes it works, sometimes Oh **** !!
I thought Sambo might teach it. Several years ago a friend went to a Demo and thw guy was doing bat defense and doing throws off the swings
Virtually no grappling style teaches realistic weapon-specific defense.
Originally Posted by pnwnorseman
Satisfied, I hope.
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