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— Posted by shiftyswitchblade on 1:24 pm on April 4, 2002

i am a knife fanatic and wanted to learn the correct way to fight with a knife. I was going to get a book but i thought that maybe some one here has first hand experience ( plus im broke ūüėé )

— Posted by Sicopath on 12:24 am on April 5, 2002

My advice is to keep distance from the opponent, I got in a knife fight once and when I was grabbed up close my knife was pretty much impotent at such a close range.
This brings me to another point- escapes are neccessary to learn if you intend to keep distance, if you’re in a headlock, twisting your head and digging your chin into the other person’s torso will 9/10 times lead to an escape, if your arms are grabbed, drop down and excecute a rolling throw to flip your opponent away.

On the physical side of things, flexibility at the wrists increases the number of angles you can slash from, and shadowboxing can help develop the arm muscles, harden the skin to a certain extent and improve blood properties, so your blood clots faster if you are cut and you have a higher pain threshhold.
Agility is also important because it is better to dodge knife blows than to deflect, you can develop your legs by jumping as high as you can several times each day.

— Posted by dudearama on 1:49 am on April 5, 2002

I took about a year of ju-jitsu, and also read many articles on the subject; and i learned that the correct way to hold a knife is with the blade held downwards with the edge held outwards.  This way you have maximum force when thrusting with your knife, but can also slash with it if you want to.  And also hold your knife in your back hand, leaving your front hand to block or to grab your opponent.  If defending against a knife attack use both hands to flick away the knife, while turning your body away.  Never get close to your opponent and never try to grab the knife.  This may sound chicken-shit, but ALWAYS run away from someone with a knife, or kick them in the knee and then run.  Only once you are safely away do you grab a baseball bat, three friends, hunt that bitch down and fuck him up.

— Posted by KrazyKilo on 2:05 am on April 5, 2002

my advice would be to get Richard Ryans book. its the best one out there

— Posted by johnny Q on 3:46 am on April 5, 2002

You dont run away from him kill him first, then runaway before the cops come

— Posted by Mr Tripp on 5:29 pm on April 6, 2002

If the other guy has a knife or a weapon, hold the knife with the blade pointing out so you can fence and parry should you need too.  Otherwise hold it with the point towards yourself (Like Norman Bates in Psycho), this allows good follow throughs when slashing, and is good defence if the bastard tries to get in close and grab you, best to get a knife that has a large enough blade but light enough so you can strike quickly if need be.  Most fukkers when stabbed die out of shock more than anything else, if you intend on carrying a knife, it means you mean business, if you hesitate your enemy will think your scared to use it and will probably kill you and take your precious blade.

— Posted by Grim Reefer on 5:44 pm on April 6, 2002

if your going to carry around a knife use some common sence, like don’t rip it out and gut somebody for looking at your girl. use it if u need to use it, Don’t only have a knife for attacking, learn how to fight, don’t just wing it and think your bruce lee or we will see your face on the front page of the paper … also get a few throwing knifes, i can throw knifes better than most people so i now when to keep my distance and when to acually attack with a knife …. have fun

— Posted by paladinpress on 12:19 pm on April 7, 2002

That is the greatest info when can give to you guys is just you’re head we a question comes up and USE COMMON SENSE as far a knives learn martial arts, even some thing as easy a Tai Chi a hour evey morning and you will not need a weapon to DEFEND your self, The best book I have found is the one that bruce lee dictaded to his wife while hgis back was broke and she wrote it is all about formless flow “Like Water” as he was found of saying.

— Posted by brentyboy on 6:14 pm on April 7, 2002

if ur i a knif fight stabb him in da gut and dont just brig ur knife out un less he has his if he is kickin da shit out of u then pull the fuken knife thebn slash the mother fukers guts out ūüôā :0

— Posted by paladinpress on 1:51 pm on April 8, 2002

I’m sorry I cunt hear you try and remove my dick form your mouth and, post something worse reading and not just mubleling. Just look up self defence on any saerch engine their will be many sites offering free books and papers on self defence which after learning is not that hard to convert over to Offenive techniques

— Posted by chico14 on 10:18 pm on April 10, 2002

get a vegi cutting knife ^_^

— Posted by Molitolv Volkov on 11:19 pm on April 10, 2002

I have goten into my fair share of knife fights and once i had a steak knife in my left cheek for 2 days. It blew ass.

Just be faster and more agile. Escape then strike dont aim for the gut its not verry effective unless you slash. Go fot the main part of the torso or the collarbone. hit theses and they will be in some serious pain.

If they lock you with something then try to get your knife free and stab at the muscle in the arm or leg.


— Posted by Enries on 7:32 am on April 11, 2002

statistically 90% of all users who had a knife for self-defence ended up being stabbed by their own kinfe.

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