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Surviving a Knife Attack

About this Lesson

  • Type: Video Tutorial
  • Length: 14:04
  • Media: Video/mp4
  • Use: Watch Online & Download
  • Access Period: Unrestricted
  • Download: MP4 (iPod compatible)
  • Size: 54 MB
  • Posted: 02/15/2007

This is an introduction to basic defense against an attacker armed with an edged weapon, like a knife. Your teacher for this lesson is Leslie Buck, an advanced instructor in the Pekiti Tirsia Kali system of Filipino martial arts. He provides some examples of an "edged weapon," which could be anything ranging from a knife to a tool (screwdriver, etc.), or broken glass. Leslie then shows you what not to do, some exercises (including moving offline and flanking), how to guide and stun, and how to disengage or get away. Finally, he provides some precautions, both for practice and a real attack.

About this Author

Leslie
Leslie
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05/02/2007

The Tactical Arts Academy teaches traditional fighting arts from Indonesia and the Philippines as well as modern and professional systems, including self-defense, defensive tactics and military combatives.

Our students and instructors come from diverse backgrounds. Together, we support each another as a team, and we cooperate as a community. Our goal is to share our passion for the arts and serve to make our world more safe.

Our activities are also related to the Texas Kali Association and the Texas Association of Pencak Silat.

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Recent Reviews

Nopic_tan
Wonderful Video on Edge Weapon Defense
09/01/2012
~ Antonio8

The author is very knowledgeable and it shows in this training video. The knife defenses described is very easy to follow, well explained and practical.

Learning defense drills such as the ones explained in this video will help keep you calm, cool and collected if and when you are ever in a situation where you have to defend yourself against an edged weapon.

5 stars, keep up the good work

Tina_homepage
Self Defense Takes Practice
04/08/2008
~ Tina

I think it's really important to be prepared for anything. This lesson teaches you some good ways to stay safe and prepare for a dangerous situation. The more you practice before, the more instinctive it will be.

Judd_homepage
Better safe than sorry
11/03/2007
~ Judd

Clear explanation and demonstration of some self-defense techniques. You can tell Leslie has experience as an instructor by the quality of his explanations. It isn't pleasant to think about being attacked, but this vid helps just in case.

Nopic_gry
The Review
08/24/2007
~ kevin

Felt so secure after viewing that i actually exited my auto for a few minutes on a recent trip to the west side of Chicago.

Nopic_gry
knife attack
07/14/2007
~ karynscott80

Good video, but thought the intro about the type of knives, etc., was a little long. Liked the music, intro titles, and practical advice.

Nopic_tan
Wonderful Video on Edge Weapon Defense
09/01/2012
~ Antonio8

The author is very knowledgeable and it shows in this training video. The knife defenses described is very easy to follow, well explained and practical.

Learning defense drills such as the ones explained in this video will help keep you calm, cool and collected if and when you are ever in a situation where you have to defend yourself against an edged weapon.

5 stars, keep up the good work

Tina_homepage
Self Defense Takes Practice
04/08/2008
~ Tina

I think it's really important to be prepared for anything. This lesson teaches you some good ways to stay safe and prepare for a dangerous situation. The more you practice before, the more instinctive it will be.

Judd_homepage
Better safe than sorry
11/03/2007
~ Judd

Clear explanation and demonstration of some self-defense techniques. You can tell Leslie has experience as an instructor by the quality of his explanations. It isn't pleasant to think about being attacked, but this vid helps just in case.

Nopic_gry
The Review
08/24/2007
~ kevin

Felt so secure after viewing that i actually exited my auto for a few minutes on a recent trip to the west side of Chicago.

Nopic_gry
knife attack
07/14/2007
~ karynscott80

Good video, but thought the intro about the type of knives, etc., was a little long. Liked the music, intro titles, and practical advice.

Nachan_homepage
Packed with great information!
06/14/2007
~ nachan

This video is amazing. I was pleasantly surprised to get this much information on surviving a knife attack. I also loved the extra b-roll of Leslie actually showing off his knife dodging moves. Great video!

Keithf_homepage
Really Enjoyable...Sharp as a dagger's edge
04/09/2007
~ keithf

This is a really good lesson, Leslie is incredibly easy to watch and seems to possess a plethora of information. It is very well constructed, utilizing short 2-3 minute segments dividing them with quick transition cards and snazzy music.

I love how there is always something going on, Leslie doesn't just blather at the camera floating head style. You hear him speak and are able to see the demonstration simultaneously, making this very visual, entertaining, and informative to boot.

My only criticism is that the production quality is somewhat lacking. Better lighting would have made the piece seem more professional (though I do understand you work with what your given, and the gym had fluorescent lights (Ugh!)). Similarly, better titles and graphics might have given the piece a more polished tone.

Otherwise, fantastic job. With the info I've garnered from this lesson, I herby dare would-be attackers to try their worst, I'll give them Leslie's old one-two sidestep and knock them into next week. Boom!

Jason_reneau_pic2_homepage
Awesome lesson!
02/20/2007
~ Jason

Love this lesson. Leslie does a great job getting right into the subject matter and demonstrating these techniques repeatedly. It exceeded my expectations in that it really did show a lot of hands-on techniques and definitely made me interested to try it out and to learn more. Can't wait to see the series!

Room for Improvement? - Minor stuff overall -- I think Leslie's name and organization should be added to the title screen, the high-pitched noise obviously distracts a little, but not bad. Other than that, I think it was really good.

Img_5160_homepage
Tons of information...
02/19/2007
~ Ellen

This is a great video- lots of good information. I loved how the editing was very simple yet effective. This is an example of a video that would not be intimidating to a user at home.

The high pitch sound in a couple of places was a bit distracting but not too bad b/c it didnt last that long.

I felt like the video was just a bit long- not sure if it could be broken up into two episodes...

One thing that we should put in our "best practices" for filming fitness/exercise is the way the instructor kept repeating the moves over and over again. I thought it was very effective. I also had the same comment as the mind/body/soul training video here which is that exercises are best seen from a distance to gain perspective instead of a close up on the body part that they are using.

Overall, I thought it was a great video and I learned alot.

Matt_homepage
Good stuff!
02/15/2007
~ matt

Good coverage (I like seeing all the weapons), good content, learning how not to die, what's not to like?

There is some weird sound interference in a few places, but that may be environmental noise that couldn't be avoided.

I dig it.

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