Preparing for an unarmed knife or machete attack are a few things most people law-abiding citizens just don’t think about in our usual daily routines. This may sound like it’s supposed to happen somewhere else, but we have to face the facts — it’s happening all over, and you need to arrange now before you’re chosen as the next victim of an aggravated assault. Today, statistics say you’ve got a one in seven chance of this sort of encounter happening someday during your lifetime. Luckily, you can survive this situation by learning an easy step-by-step defense maneuver.
“When you see a bladed weapon, expect to get cut,” said U.S. Marine Corps veteran, anti-terrorism security team member and weapons expert JD Shelley. “The big difference in how badly will depend on how you react. And that depends on your preparation and training.” So let’s get you prepared.
Strike & Escape
First, think “Look up and look around.” To make yourself less of a simple target, you need to be more aware of your surroundings as you go through your daily routine. We are all in a rush, and this rush forces us to lose perspective of the surroundings around us. Remember, criminals hate it when you concentrate.
Second, think “Move and dominate.” Don’t comply and become an easy victim. Your mindset should switch into domination mode where you turn the tables on your assailant and take control of the weapon, which will better your odds of getting home safe to your loved ones. To begin off, let’s assume …