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MASTERCLASS PRO | MOVING IN KNIFE SURVIVAL MODE • SURVIVING A KNIFE ATTACK FROM BELOW | by Orjan Pet

MASTERCLASS PRO takes our Masterclasses to the next level.


Learn how to take the individual self defence techniques and strikes you study in our Masterclass feature and merge them into natural and effective combinations in MASTERCLASS PRO.


Study how you can mix and match different upper and lower body strikes, with different ranges and angles of attack.


In our NEW and EASY format, these are broken down in 10 simple steps for you to train.


This MASTERCLASS PRO covers the defence survival action against a knife attack by MOVING IN KNIFE SURVIVAL MODE and SURVIVING A KNIFE ATTACK FROM BELOW aimed at abdomen or ribs, when the edged weapon is already detected but you cannot escape the attack by running away as in a confined area, no exits are immediately available or you need to stay and protect a third party.


MOVING IN KNIFE SURVIVAL MODE


  1. Keep moving trying to keep the maximum distance to the attacker. Move slower so not to trigger escalated action using smaller, not feet-crossing steps so your ability to change direction and initiate action is not impeded.

  2. Do not move backwards, but in a zig-zag motion away so to be unpredictable as to your next location point.

  3. Elevate your shoulders high and drop your head so to protect your neck and throat area and place your elbows, forearms and palms together in front of your torso (as if you’re praying) to minimise access to your heart and vital frontal organs.


SURVIVING A KNIFE ATTACK FROM BELOW AGAINST ABDOMEN OR RIBS


  1. If attacked; send same side arm to knife hand ‘stabbing’ down towards pocket area/close to body of attacker with elbow out to deflect/stop stabbing movement.

  2. Opposite arm strikes with low elbow/high wrist strikes against attacker’s knife arm low bicep area with your striking forearm just above the wrist of the other arm.

  3. Don’t step yet, but move your pelvis are backwards to maintain bigger distance to knife trajectory, let the simultaneous arm motions go first.

  4. Upon contact with knife arm, move forward and move same side arm forward with palm facing upwards and drop opposite palm onto knife arm elbow and and collect knife arm into same side arm elbow crook and against chest as you move straight forward and past attacker with one or two steps to unbalance them.

  5. Wrap palms around knife arm and press towards your chest to control with knife outside your body frame.

  6. As you move around the attacker, immediately release the close arm and create a  rigid frame just over 90° by lifting it up.

  7. Deliver multiple outward arm strikes against the stem of the brain/top off spine area of attacker using this rigid frame. Move arm from shoulder (no forearm chopping motions from elbow) and use big movements to generate optional power. Continue until threat neutralised.


See our MASTERCLASS for SURVIVING A KNIFE ATTACK FROM BELOW SOLAR PLEXUS for further information.



Pictures: Krav Maga Master Gheorghe Husar filming with The Krav Maga Educator Orjan Pettersen for online tutorials.


Find the full video in Spartans Academy of Krav Maga courses on www.Spartans-Edu.org.


Find all our MASTERCLASS PRO articles by clicking on the theme selection on the website home page. Chose MASTERCLASS for individual strikes and techniques.

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