Knife fight


– melee weapons. In some cases, namely at distances of up to three meters, it by its effectiveness is superior to firearms, losing in the speed of snatching and preparation for use. Another important advantage of the knife is its compactness and noiselessness.

Although professionals can handle ordinary household knives, knives are used primarily for knife combat. As opponents, other than humans, there may also be animals, such as service dogs.

The knife fighting technique includes various injections, cuts, blocking and gripping with the blade, as well as throwing techniques.

Having learned the technique of knife ownership, it will be possible to easily resist an opponent armed with the same blade.

Unfortunately, this does not always turn out to be true. Therefore, experienced instructors try not to instill into the souls of students the feeling of false confidence that, having received certain skills in training, they can fully control any situation. So if there is an opportunity to avoid a fight with an opponent who is armed with a knife, you should definitely take advantage of it.

It is best to resist the enemy, armed with a knife, being in a certain rack.

A rather dangerous misconception, especially if a low and wide stand is assumed that does not contribute to an increase in the speed of movement. It should be remembered that it is mobility that is the most necessary factor in real combat, therefore, according to experienced experts, the rack, ideally suited for all moments of the fight, simply does not exist. But the ability to choose the best method of movement in these or other combat conditions is really important.

Knife sparring is akin to a duel of fencers.

This is not true. After all, in a real fight in the course are various hand-tucked objects (stool, table lamp, etc.), used to knock the enemy off their feet and gain a certain advantage. Capture, a successful block or fall immediately change the alignment of forces, forcing opponents to use completely different techniques to protect their lives. Because an experienced instructor teaches methods of fighting at different distances and in any position.

The main thing in a knife fight – sliding blocks, helping to retake the enemy’s blows.

Some Asian techniques impart extremely high importance to misses and blows. Indeed, such techniques help to develop sensitivity, coordination of movements, increase the speed of the fighter. However, practice coaches say that at a short distance the capture, rather than the withdrawal of the enemy’s arm, is more effective. A sliding block should only be used if there is no way to capture.

There is an ideal grip, the most dangerous in combat.

It is by how your opponent holds the knife that you can determine the level of his skill. Wrong opinion. In each combat situation, the fighter applies exactly the grip that is most effective for a particular case. Sometimes a single-edged blade has to be rotated to position it in one or another plane, necessary to achieve the desired result. Therefore, the grip used at the beginning of the battle can by no means be a sign of the level of the enemy’s experience. Much more important is the ability to apply the maximum grasp with maximum speed, depending on the situation.

The most effective grip is the knife, in which the thumb is pointing up.

This sort of position of the hand (with a protruding thumb and forefinger) is sometimes found in some Filipino teachers who have a considerable, and deserved, authority. This position of the fingers is used for grips, hooks, and is absolutely indispensable when working with certain types of Indonesian cold weapons (for example, Chris Sapukal – dagger with a straight blade). But, firstly, the masters themselves argue that in a real fight this kind of grip is never used.Secondly, it should be taken into account that it is the thumb that more than half ensures the grip of the knife handle, if it is directed upwards – the opponent can easily dislodge the weapon from the hands of the fighter, gaining a considerable advantage and all the chances of winning the fight.

Knife from the hands of the enemy is easy to knock out with a kick.

For a beginning fighter, this kind of blow can end rather badly, since an armed opponent is quite capable of cutting his leg without making any effort – it will be enough just to place the knife at a certain angle. More experienced fighters use this technique more effectively, but do not overestimate its significance, since they use during the defense and attack the entire body and the whole arsenal of knife-fighting methods known to them.

The first successfully struck blow klinkom plunges the enemy into shock and will neutralize it. Therefore, one should not hold, but push the wounded opponent as far as possible.

Unfortunately, this is not the case, especially if you are dealing with an experienced adversary. It should be noted that only beginners or people who do not have a strong will, the kind of their own blood can plunge into a state of shock. The rest continue to fight for their lives, sometimes even in an unconscious state. Therefore, experienced instructors teach the skills of self-preservation, which are necessary even after a successful attack, arguing that to repel a wounded opponent should in no case be – by this you give him complete freedom of action. The optimal solution is to disarm and block the enemy until you are sure of his complete incapacity.

When the enemy is blocked and disarmed, there is a high risk of injury.

Yes, it is. But, if there is no way to retreat, you have to fight for your life in all known ways. One of them is disarming and blocking the enemy. And it is the inexperience of the fighter in this situation that can serve a good service, since his behavior is absolutely impossible to predict. In such a situation, the blocker can get injured, but significantly increases his chances of surviving.

Knife fight – a beautiful sight.

Yes, in the films of the fight sometimes look interesting and quite attractive. However, reality looks completely different. In a fight with the use of cold steel, people inevitably suffer, receiving mutilation of various kinds, sometimes deadly. And those who are going to apply the skills obtained in training, in practice, should be prepared for this rather unattractive spectacle.

The ability to own a knife in real modern combat helps little.

Wrong opinion. Training not only allows fighters to master the skills of knife fighting, but they also make people more collected and serious, improve the speed of reaction and coordination, the ability to navigate in space and own one’s own body. The importance of these factors in real combat conditions can not be overestimated.

To achieve the best results, you should give preference to a knife with a blade of a certain shape.

The effectiveness of actions in real combat is determined by the skills and skills of the fighter, and the shape and size of the blade play a secondary role.

You can master the basics of a knife battle in a couple of months.

Some information on the methods of handling cold steel can really be learned quite quickly. But in order to get real fighting skills will have to spend at least six months of persistent regular training.

If you are attacked by a man with a knife, the main thing is to have time to get your weapon.

There are techniques that allow you to evade the enemy knife to get time to extract your blade from the scabbard. However, according to the results of tests conducted in England, in order to have time to repel an attack of an opponent armed with a knife, the fighter should get his weapon when his opponent is about 7 meters away.Otherwise, the chances of remaining alive with an unarmed person are sharply reduced.

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