There are a lot of ‘demonstrations’ of knife defense drills online, but very few are realistic. Usually the situation is perfect, the video highly edited for the perfect example, the student is smaller than the instructor and well coached on how to act, there is little to no true resistance. The knife attack defense is a prime example on Youtube.
Most instructors won’t go full out with bigger, stronger, experienced students…especially on unedited video.
But, at Pramek, we like to mix things up a little…and our founder doesn’t mind mixing it up and showing what we teach under full attack.
Next time a reality based martial art instructor says what they do works – ask if they ever put on a Spartan suit and show it.