This thought comes from a friend who's son has been experiencing problems in school over the past few months. On the most recent ocassion there was no dispute as to the event; there was indisputedly an attack as opposed to a two-way teenage fight. The recent discussion on their Facebook wall lead to another friend raising the difference between bullying and assault to which I asked "is there a difference?"
Whilst watching Iain's Training Matrix video, I made a personal connection to lots of videos\articles from people who are self protection practitioners/teachers, who criticize what we do here i.e.we have compliant partners , not reality, not fighting, never been in a fight whilst they've been in gangs, they're ex-military etc etc etc.
When in my teens someone told me that if I was being threatened and thought that it was going to come to blows, spit in the agressors eyes as a distraction and then kick them between the legs really hard and run away.
For years I thought it was quite a silly thing but now I wonder if actually it would be a simple and effective thing to do?
Hi all. In our syllabus, we have a set of techniques for defending against various knife attacks. While they are fun to practice in the company of trusted fellow students, with fake knives, I wonder if they are practical at all, or worse, if they are counterproductive.