This video starting at around 2:18 shows a rape prevention self defense scenario. The knife in the video is real. I have confirmed this with the male instructor in the video. [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0J2uw6El-Q&feature=player_embedded"]YouTube - Self-defense tips and demonstration[/ame] Here is the source of the vid: http://www.goldsmithkungfu.com/self-defense-seminars I am posting this to get feedback from the MA community on the use of live blades in self defense training and of course the use of a live blade in this particular demo. I will say the instructor informed me that he only used a live blade because he "had forgotten to bring [his] training knife with [him]". But he also indicated he has done live knife work before with the other person in the video. I have notified this instructor that I am putting up this thread and will send him a link to this thread as soon as I post it.