Grab And Downward Knife Attack
By Prof. Gene Roos
I know what you are thinking. “Those with experience don’t
attack this way.” For the most part you are right.
But the concern is with those who aren’t trained -- the ninety
nine point something percent of the population – who may lash out
to hurt you in anger, or frustration, often combined with intoxication,
or mental impairment. They may grab a bottle, club, knife or other convenient
object, or use their finger nails or balled fist to strike down at you
in an uncontrolled, but natural, overhead swing. Thus, this is a defense
you should not ignore.
It gets more difficult if, as shown here, the attacker first grabs with
one hand and then attacks with the other.
In this senerio, someone grabs you with one hand and attempts to strike
down at you with the other. Here the attacker is using a knife, but remember,
it could just as easily it be any object, or a fist, or someone trying
to rip your eyes out. This is one solution.
Attacker's left hand grabs the defender's coat as he attempts a
right hand over stab either with a knife or syringe.
Defender's left hand strikes the attacker's right wrist across
to the left. This action will probably cause the blade or syringe
to stab attacker's left arm.
Defender's left hand grabs and applies a wrist lock on the attacker's
As the defender steps to the rear, his right hand pushes the attacker's
right hand downward.
After the attacker is on the ground, the defender maintains his
wrist lock on the attacker.
About the Author:
Prof. Gene Roos, 10th dan Ju Jitsu, and 4th dan in judo, is a member
of the Board of Directors for the America Ju Jitsu Association. He is
a frequent contributor to FightingArts.com. In 1958 was awarded Shodan
(Judo) and won the Regional Judo Champion. In 1958 & 1959 was Judo
State Champion. His instructors include: Harold Brosious (Ketsugo), Dennis
Palumbo (Hakko Ryu Ju Jitsu, 8th Dan), George Kirby, & Shizuya Sato
(Ju Jitsu), Wally Jay (Small Circle Ju Jitsu), Dr. Sacharnoski (Hard
Style Ju Jitsu & Ki) and Master Mochizuki (a student of Funakoshi,
Kano, & Ueshiba). He is also the author of a series of upcoming books
on Aiki jujitsu as well as a number of videos including: "Aiki Jujitsu" (a
three video tapes series with manuals); "Deadly Attacks" (defense
against 30 knife, gun, stick and empty hand attacks); "Deadly Attacks-
part II" (defense against an additional 30 knife, gun and empty
hand attacks); "Deadly Attacks III" and "Devastating Throws
and Other Deadly Attacks " (defense against 30 advanced combat throws,
knife attacks, stick, and a rear shotgun attack), For more information