How does one respond to a knife attack?.
Their will be blood, lots of blood, your going to get cut.
Rule one two three four and five.
You have to control the weapon, to control the weapon you have to control the arm/hand, and direction of thrust, or downward thrust
While your focus is on the knife, hopefully your stomping on feet, kicking knees and ankles. Understand it’s going to take both hands to control the weapon, work on wrists, elbows and fingers, the stuff your break, the more you turn a determined attack into a potential retreat.
The fights not over until you control the weapon, and the perpetrator. Unless your a real fast runner, running, or turning your back will just get you killed via your back.
The minute it’s over, get a belt a shirt, a sock, anything available on to use as a tourniquet, on any cut and heavy bleeding limb. Apply pressure seek friendly assistance, steal their belt, or other clothing items to secure your leakage.
Sit slow your breathing and blood flow. Conserve energy. Focus on remaining alive.
When the police arrive, remember this, memorize it. I was afraid for my life, or the life of others. The bad man demonstrated his willingness to kill by stabbing me with his knife. I defended myself.
It would not be wise to say something like ” he started it, and I finished it. I’m alive because he’s dead, and I killed him.
Best advise. Don’t say anything, demand an attorney, and do not answer questions without your attorney present.
The police will not call an attorney for you,” well if it was me, I wold happily call an attorney for you”.
A brief statement of fact is exceptable. I was attacked by the suspect, make sure the police understand the identity of the responsible, by physically pointing at him.
Also do not have the knife in your hands when the police arrive. They have zero idea as to who is responsible for the assault.
Hoping this helps so some should they find themselves in this unfortunate situation.
I have been attacked by a man with a knife, in a phone booth of all places. He was huge, and strong. Being in the phone booth likely save one of our lives, I was able to control the knife hand, but truthfully the phone booth had taken his mobility away from him.
I did get a slice on the back of my hand, and I did break his wrist, and heavily damaged his shoulder, by yardimg on it. I kicked him I stomped-on him, I bit him. I WAS NOT GOING TO LOSE!
My hands were engaged. I could not get to my radio or my 1911 until I controlled the flow.
I was lucky.
I don’t share this stuff, to boast. If my experiences can help, then their worth being mentioned.
Best advise. Don’t get in that situation.
Statistics: Posted by Dirk Williams — Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:17 am