How to handle a knife attack like a BOSS
The following video depicts a bouncer who seemingly has a high level of skill in face-to-face confrontations. He is able to read the situation and effectively handle it without getting injured at all.
Being a good bouncer is not about being incredibly big and tough. (although, sometimes that helps) Understanding a bit of psychology, knowing how to de-escalate a situation, having some martial arts training, and possessing a big set of cajones is usually required to get the job done properly. The bouncer in the video below handles a knife threat like a boss.
The reality of knife attacks is that you often can’t run away from your attacker. Also, fancy martial arts moves just won’t cut it in the real world. What you need to do is recognize the threat and use the appropriate self-defense strategy.
The simple idea is to identify whether the person is trying to kill or threaten you. This can make a difference in how you approach the knife in your own defense. We argue that showing the knife to the victim is a form of intimidation. It is a threat that is psychological in nature and designed to increase the degree of compliance. [Fight SCIENCE]