Defend Yourself against Forward Stabbing

Learn how to defend yourself against forward stabbing in this self-defense video from Howcast.

Okay so now we’re going to speak about how to defend ourselves against a stabbing.

So I’m going to face her and I want to name a few things that you should pay attention to. The most important is if I lean back as the same as she’s coming to me, I’m actually helping her to stab me, how? If I do this, and she keeps moving, my forces are divided between my hand who goes in this direction and my steps will go in that direction. So, I don’t want that to happen, I have to concentrate and focus all my strength in the same spot. That’s the only way that I can rid of that arm, Okay?

So how do I do that? My putting all my weight in that specific spot. So let’s say that I’m going to go for the forearm, what I’m going to do is I’m going to hit again with this part of my arm, Okay? Not here, just in case if she moves back, it doesn’t cut me there, she doesn’t cut me there, if she cuts me here.

So what I’m going to do is I’m going to stab this way and I’m going to drop my weight at the same time, Okay? So I’m going to be like this, so if she tries to attack me again, that’s the first reaction, Okay? Again, right there, the first reaction, Okay?

So what I’m going to do later, or I can add is like, Okay, if she keeps moving, I can reach her arm and I can move her to the side, Okay? So, slow again. I can move her to the side, this way I can punch, Okay? But let’s say that we keep it simple and we have this already, Okay, this is pretty nice, I can strike her after that, directly, Okay? So go again, boom. I open and I hit her face. So she’s going to do that a couple of times but I explained a couple of things to you. So the first thing, exactly, drop your weight, nice. Look at what happens when she drops her weight, my whole hand moves backwards, Okay? That’s the thing you want to achieve, that’s the first thing that you want to achieve. To create this little distance again, exactly, move towards me, nice, and after that you can either punch, again to the groin or you can even use your knee to kick, Okay? So let’s do it very slow, boom, then kick or knee, nice, exactly.

And that’s how you defend yourself against a stabbing.