Defense against knife threat by a retired cop

Discussion in 'Self Defence' started by aaradia, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    And this, IMO, is an excellent example of what good self defense is all about.

    (I don't agree with the video saying grabbing a chair is escalation or arming. To me, it was already escalated and the chair was a possible shield.)

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  2. Alansmurf

    Alansmurf Aspire to Inspire before you Expire Supporter

    I like the response ..calm and collected ...look for exit and disengage
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  3. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    definitely a great example in how to deal with that situation. He shows calm confident movement, which gives off a good psychological advantage.

    I see this as one of the best outcomes from the scenario.
  4. Rataca100

    Rataca100 Banned Banned

    Pretty good, better than mine. Just on the escilation it might mean he escilated the force to the level the person was using. So he escilated it to match. If that makes any sense.
  5. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    Not really. I see where you're coming from, but he is already being threatened with lethal force. The chair just gives him a barrier, the de-escalation is him presumably talking and leaving.

    Assuming everyone else has left, that was a pretty perfect solution after one view.
  6. Tom bayley

    Tom bayley Valued Member

    on first view it looks odd. the other people are way too calm. I think it was staged. that said. does all the right things.

    regarding arming in the face of a knife attacker. Picking up a weapon to defend against a knife is not escalation, rather it is a necessary action for self defence. Chances of defending empty handed against a knife are vanishingly low.

    the video gives a good example of how once armed with a defensive weapon one does not have to use it to counter attack. rather one can use it to create time, space, and opportunity to defuse a situation.

    Still looks fake to me though.
  7. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    Doubtful it was staged. The woman in red's expression at 00:57 (when she sees the knife and her mind goes 'click') looked like one of genuine shock.

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