Sticks, stones and knives that cut.

Knife attack and defence is a well trod path of mistakes, dangerous advice and downright stupidity.  Knife attacks are in your face and emotionally charged.  The following video shows why if you ever see a knife, turn and run.

Michael Rosnbaum discusses in the following article his experiences of traditional martial arts and bad knife defence advice…

Sticks, Stones And Knives That Cut.

Sticks and Stones May Break Your Bones but a Knife Will Always Cut You

Growing up in Southern Appalachia fighting came as natural to us kids as did skinny dipping in the creek, or catching snakes in a hot Sunday afternoon. Why is that you ask? Well, let me tell you. It was because we needed some outlet to release our pent up aggression and frustrations. You should understand this was in the day of black and white television, there was no such thing as the internet and tweeting was something you did in the hay loft with the neighbor’s daughter. However, when I say fighting I don’t mean that gentleman stuff where you put up your dukes and say “Okay Jim lets settle this like men.” Or, the flamboyant, artistically inspired, much choreographed movie fighting where the hero always comes out unscathed.   Oh, hell no. I’m talking a primal form of combative behavior that would scare a gorilla.

Continue reading here: http://michaelrosnbaum.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/sticks-stones-and-knives-that-cut.html

 

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