This came up in another thread and I mentioned that it is something that one should learn in their learning progression in the ryu, being a big part of Kukishin weapons curriculum and found in Togakure ryu, etc. The idea of multiple attackers often has some concept of being captured involved, held down or against a wall or trapped in between several attackers. A few concepts are very important, such as maintaining awareness and mobility, using the opponents as a shield, and preemption. Another important point is distance. If you have two attackers, you in general don't want to maintain the same distance or go between them as you escape(there is an exception in techniques where you strike both simultaneously and roll between them). Here are some Akban examples of multiple attacker scenarios, some aspects are similar to what I have learned, while some are very different, but food for thought. [ame="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FIErDUU254"]7 drills against multiple opponents, Hamburg seminar with Yossi Sheriff - YouTube[/ame] A lot of the Akban techniques are quasi ninjutsu, quasi MMA or Krav Maga or whatever, so there is often a reliance on conventional strikes(reverse punch) and normal range/height/posturing. The application is also a bit choppy and stiff, not like one would expect from a ninjutsu practitioner. The teacher often talks about the loss of the language of ninjutsu but then goes on to demonstrate something that lacks such vocabulary.