Krav Maga Defenses Against Knife Attacks

The idea of somebody jumping out at you with a knife is very scary. I asked my friend Matt, a highly qualified Krav Maga instructor, to demonstrate the traditional Krav Maga defense against a knife attack, along with the adaptation of that defense that he currently teaches, and to explain the reasons behind the adaptation.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a DEMONSTRATION, not a tutorial. As Matt explains, you can not properly learn a technique by watching a video. This is simply to give you an idea of what the defenses look like, and how they work. For more information on Matt, visit his training center website. For more on the Krav Maga organization that Matt is affiliated with, visit

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