How to Defend Yourself from a Knife Attack on the Ground

Knife attacks are extremely dangerous

That is especially true when you’re on the ground with an opponent on top of you holding a knife. The chances of you being able to defeat him are feasible, but difficult. So, let’s dive deeper on how to defend yourself from a knife attack on the ground.

With that being said, it’s extremely important to know some basic and advanced knife defense tips if ever you’re in a dangerous situation like this.

In a knife fight, stay aware at all times

When you’re faced with an attacker who has a knife, things tend to move rather quickly and there are several shifts in positions.

With that in mind, it’s extremely important for you to be focused on the knife and its whereabouts. The last thing you want is to lose focus on where the knife is and have your opponent strike you with it.

Stay on your feet and avoid hitting the ground at all cost

One thing to remember is to try to not end up on your back. This position leaves you too vulnerable for your attacker and makes it easier for him to strike you.

Having solid footwork skills is essential to self defense but it’ is even more with knife defense.

You want to try and switch positions so you’re on top and mounting your attacker. This will allow you to strike him and once you do, you want to focus on getting back up on your feet as quickly as possible.

Our video on ground fighting knife defense tips shows you the different ways you can defend yourself from a knife attack on the ground.

That video is realistic and shows the danger of a knife attack.

More videos to help learn how to fight from the ground

Additionally, you also want to verify our video on how to mount an attacker in a street fight, to see the different ways you can mount your attacker on the ground.

In that video, you discover effective ways to mount an attacker to keep the advantage in a street fight. It’s certainly worth your time watching.

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Patrick Viana

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