I've uploaded three images of wounds sustained by a police officer that thought he could disarm someone with a knife. He decided to not use his duty pistol, stick, etc.
What kind of training made him have so much confidence as to ignore his own weapons? Just having the stick would be a godsend.
shields were invented for a reason. it sucks that garbage can lids are all now plastic.
Any one that thinks it's very effective needs to wake up. Even the most effective training is still for the worst case scenario where you have NO other choices and you don't want to be in that situation and you certainly don't want to choose to be in that situation where you have no tool other than your body and escape and evasion is not an option.