The Different Scenarios of a Knife Attack

The many different ways a knife attack can go

Generally speaking, there are three main types of a knife attack: static, dynamic and when your attacker tries to pin you. So let’s dive into the different scenarios of a knife attack.

While each of them is dangerous, a dynamic knife attack can be quite dangerous.

And, when your attacker is bigger and stronger, it makes things even more dangerous.

Consequently, you need to be ready to face a bigger or smaller attacker. Anyway, it’s much recommended to train with different sizes of individual and be prepared for different types of knife attacks.

That being said, it means that the range of your knife assailant can be quite a factor.

Therefore, if he is leading while trying to stab you, it’s crucial for you to stay as far away from him as you can. You don’t want to stay in his range where you can risk getting stabbed.

In that particular knife defense situation, one thing that you should avoid doing is trying to trap the knife with both of your hands.

If he’s leading, chances are he can easily cause you to lose your grip and this will give him another advantage.

More knife defense tips for your safety

So, don’t try to just trap the knife. You need to move the arm that is holding the knife and strike him in this situation. Always make sure to keep a safe distance from the knife so you can avoid any injuries.

To see our video on knife defense for different type of attacks, makes sure to press play on the knife defense video below:

In the clip, we clearly see how a big attacker holding a knife can be quite a challenge. However, we can also see that there are ways to counter strike this type of attacks.

In fact, if you’re want to go much deeper into this field of self defense, you can take a look at our complete online knife defense course.

That video resource has all the information needed to defend yourself against all type of knife attacks.

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Thanks for sharing and stay safe.

Patrick Viana

Self Defense Blog