I don't have any experience/knowledge of knife fighting/weapons martial arts but all the reputable sources I have searched warn again and again to never fight a person with a knife (even a kitchen knife). That is, even if you've drilled defenses against it with a sparring partner I have a couple of questions: 1. is it really almost impossible to fight a person with a knife? I know I wouldn't do it even after I've trained boxing for a couple of years. Even if I somehow miraculously beat the crap out of the guy, there is the almost certainty of me getting stabbed/cut and the scar from the incident would remain on my body forever....possibly on the face!! 2. does it help if you are bigger, faster and stronger than the other guy and do a striking style such as boxing/muay thai rather than grappling? As of now, my experience is just 5ish months of boxing so my instinct would be to use that but I assume kicking would be a far better option but still dangerous? So the best option is to run lol?