“backwards” is a really stupid thing to put in there, just to make it
“different” from the usual 9 angles. The attacks you showed as “examples”
were at best still number 1, coming straight towards the enemy. Or
something like 10/4.
Whatever floats your boat, many people buy your stuff… if that was a
valid point but it is not.
Today YouTube taught me the best way of stabbing people. Who know what
tomorrow will bring?
Great upload! Thanks! The sound? It’s sh.t. Sorry.
I guess throwing the knife is considered forward… ^^
I like (point down) you cant cut your face and neck if you fall or get
Purchased a new fixed blade knife that fits very comfortably and tight in
my hand. Made a post to practice on. I have been mastering the techniques
in this video. I want to say thanks, my skills have improved greatly. I
feel confident that i can defend myself effectively with a knife if i had
very useful, thank you.
I’ll try it!
My left ear likes the tactics.
this guy is a really professional
test dummy : i hate my job
Sir, please disregard the whining liberals who’s only real problem in life
was, probably, an empty cell phone account. Thank you for your instruction
and the work you put into what you do.
Depends on whose teaching and what style of FMA his teaching.
why you say that this is not self defense? if someone enter in your house
and the only thing you have is a knife. what would you do?
I’ve always preferred a knife as a CQ weapon, it never needs reloading.
Thanks for the info, I prefer the point down hold with the fist grip
because it allows for a little more concealment and the element of surprise.
this is rather Attack then Self-Defense
you can still make a quasi-fist grip with your thumb on the back of the
blade – but your fingers will be tucked in (like a fist) – not outside on
Why would I need to stab an intruder? How in earth can that be deemed
reasonable. Even if I was to teach such things I would keep them off the
web where kids can watch them
its good basics. but they need to be smaller these moves are so big they
can blocked maybe not well but they can be blocked . Id rather just do fast
repeated stabs. like p’kal style
In my experiences I was taught to keep the weapon (In this case the knife)
tucked in by my side (using an upwards angle) until I was ready to strike.
Do you agree with this pointer? Roman
Remember if u stab somebody cut hes tongue and then hes fingers.That would
make you sometime to get out of country
Petru Geneva, you can win very few battles if you fail to strike the enemy.
Be A Hard Target.
Teaching knife defence is one thing, teaching knife offence via you tube is
not responsible nor required. As for these situations I study self
protection to increase my skill so I don’t require the use of knives.
I’m sorry, just how on earth can this be self Defence and even if it could
be considered self protection please consider who can access such clips.
Thanks a ton! There’s plenty of tutorials on how to fight against a knife
wielder, but most are not on how to fight WITH a knife.
I love this tutorial but the audio is terrible. What happened?
do you have any dvd online?i want to buy if you have
Nice. Please close you defensive hand so people don´t get the idea of
keeping it open and break a finger in a defensive situation.
How effective is this teqnique with a smaller knife like the Boker Urban
and is there any changes in the tecnique for a knife like that?
Thank you for this. I found myself hesitant about the proper way to hold a
knife and how I would defend myself if put in the situation. You helped me!
I’m going to practice this!
lol you are funny if someone want to do something bad to your family you
dont stab? you are funny man good luck with that
And in response to your question, it would depend on the circumstances, but
I wouldn’t stab a person who broke into steal a few things, most thieves
Excellent instruction. People who say this doesn’t belong in self defence
need a reality check, any kind of martial art or weapon technique could be
self defense if the cause is just. Putting this video online is no more
dangerous for kids to watch them then for instance an instruction video of
how to punch correctly. All info can be used or abused. Besides that, i am
krav maga practitioner and we always focus on defending knives which is
great, but now it’s much more clear how i can use one my
..but i feel that the fencing grip should be used first to try and prevent
an extreme close quarters scenario. Most threats should be discouraged from
engaging you further if you extend your knife out in front of you in the
fencing grip, like a shield. The closer you are, the less reaction time you
This would be a really excellent video of the audio wasn’t so atrocious. It
is very distracting. I ended up not watching the video about half-way
through because it was so annoying. If you redid this video with decent
audio it would be a hit.
Why yes, yes you are. Now that you’re a self labeled moron, you should flag
down the next short bus you find, get on it, and never come back. Have a
there’s an old saying – “block to defend – strike to win”.
To use one myself. Jim, you are the real deal. I own your self defense
knife too, which is also very good, very efficient design. I and alot of
people would love to ser you in the Netherlands for a seminar. I hope to
learn from you in real life someday!
Hey Jim, I got one of your Reality Based Blades yesterday and I realized
that the only comfortable way to hold it is in the fist grip. Now I
understand your position on the fist grip, but I must say, the fist grip
really hinders your movements, flexibility and range. While the fencing
grip has the weakness of easier disarmament, it does provide a longer
reach, and more thrust. The fist grip only allows for hooks, or other bent
elbow attacks. It’s good for close range attacks, (continued)…
Why would you learn defense ONLY ? offense is also needed to stop a enemy
from hurting you
awesome, we have this exact same system in my style. its always interesting
to see (now finally on youtube) that people from across the world can come
up with the same idea without ever having met. nice work sir
ok i agree
i think if i had a knife all you would have to do is stab him/her.
Damn!! The Filipinos say to put your thumb on the back of the blade, so
I’ve been doing that forever, but now you’ve ruined it for me!! You’re
right, that fist grip is stronger!!
that’s straight murder though….
Hollywood grip ? I was looking up the james williams crkt hissatsu folder
grips. Thumb capping the end of the knife in icy pick grip and them palming
the butt of your knife in the palm of your hand supporting the butt of the
knife for stabs. What are your thoughts
My dear lord, why are your videos always with bad audio or video quality?
redbull90, thank you for your comments. I’d love to teach again in The
Netherlands. The last two times I was only teaching the Amsterdam Police
Department. Be A Hard Target.