When you’re walking home alone at night or in a bad neighborhood, it’s easy to think of all the bad things that can happen. The thought of being mugged or worse is enough to make even the bravest of us a bit nervous, and with all the stories of people being attacked on the news, it’s not exactly an irrational fear. While the best defense against an attacker is to give them your valuables and run, there are plenty of bad people out there who want more than just money, and knowing how to defend yourself could save your life.
We’ve shown you other self-defense techniques before, such as how to break your attacker’s grip if they’re choking you. But this skill is perfect to know if your assailant has a knife or anything else they could use to stab you. I trained in boxing for years, so I know my first instinct would be to cover the side of my head like the instructor demonstrates at first, but now that I see the risks of doing it in a street fight, I’m sure glad I know how to defend myself more effectively!
Just like this technique that helps you get free from zip-ties, this blocking skill is one you hope you’ll never need to use. But in a situation where your life is on the line, it’s much better to learn and practice this technique than to be helpless at the wrong moment.
Everyone needs to know how to defend themselves from a knife-wielding attacker!