Streetwise Knife Fighting, Part 2

Dana Abbott column
How does one know when to block, attack, or run? This is a very challenging question. The answer is…no one really knows, because the attacker does not impart his intentions to you prior to the confrontation.  Therefore, one should assume that if an assailant crosses your path and is demanding compensation for the encounter, any close-quarter technique would possibly result in slashed body parts. So, it’s recognized that the best technique is to run. Run! That’s all well and good, but we’re martial artists and have been trained not to run, but rather to stand and fight, defending our rights as citizens. Yeah, say that to the ER doctor who

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