4/28/2010 11:16am, #41
Give your friend a trainer knife.
Have him stab you WITH INTENT. That means he is really going to poke you with it, retract, and poke you gain, and you are going to try and block it.
Then be honest with yourself. Did the blade touch you?
The first hundred times you do this, you will have a VERY LOW success rate of blocking without getting "cut" so to speak. It is exceedingly difficult to go empty handed against a knife, I don't care what anybody says. The reality is, you will be cut. You will bleed. But will you survive?
A decent parry is rare, and about as good as it gets. A parry and a counter is your lucky day. A winning blow, and no fatal injuries to yourself means the gods smile upon you.
Those are the facts. Learn them. Live them. Train for them. Denial is your enemy.
4/28/2010 11:33am, #42
4/28/2010 12:15pm, #43
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4/28/2010 12:24pm, #44
If what you're doing doesn't work, try something else. Be analytical. Figure out how to defeat the attack in the brief instant you have.
That right there is better training than "kick the knife ect." kind of bullshit.
4/28/2010 12:25pm, #45
4/28/2010 12:36pm, #46
4/28/2010 3:16pm, #47
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4/28/2010 8:48pm, #48"Preparing mentally, the most important thing is, if you aren't doing it for the love of it, then don't do it." - Benny Urquidez
4/29/2010 2:55am, #49"Judo is a study of techniques with which you may kill if you wish to kill, injure if you wish to injure, subdue if you wish to subdue, and, when attacked, defend yourself" - Jigoro Kano (1889)
***Was this quote "taken out of context"?***
"The judoist has no time to allow himself a margin for error, especially in a situation upon which his or another person's very life depends...."
~ The Secret of Judo (Jiichi Watanabe & Lindy Avakian), p.19
"Hope is not a method... nor is enthusiasm."
~ Brigadier General Gordon Toney
4/29/2010 7:54am, #50
Regardless, the person is probably inside stabbing distance before you get to see the knife. You don't get to face off and duel cleanly, fisticuffs vs. knife, was my point.