I will be the first one to say, generally speaking in a knife defense / knife attack situation there is a good chance your going to get stabbed or slashed. Rather than trying to avoid getting attacked by a knife it’s a better idea to attack the real weapon instead.
What is the real weapon you might be wondering? That is attacking the arm that is attacking you. The person who wields the knife is the real weapon. The knife is just an extension of the person.
Alone the knife poses you no harm. It’s only when there is a perceived threat does the knife become dangerous. With that said here is a video we recently did on putting the odds in your favor in self defense against a knife attack.
Keep in mind. This video isn’t about defending against a veteran knife fighter. Also I seen in a comment under the video where someone said that if someones arms are conditioned they can take weapon strikes to the arm.
My reply to that comment is that most people in the world aren’t conditioning their arms to take strikes. Also if someone knows how to weapon strike the arm internally their opponent will not be able to many shots and you will be able to by yourself some time to get out of the dangerous situation.