Re: Woman's Knife vs. Multiple Attack
The strategy enacted here is one of ba qua and tai chi chuan. The objective is to move from one quadrant to the to the next, all the while flanking and getting behind her opponent.
Notice, that she rarely shows her "hidden knife". It only comes out after the left hand has blended, guided and manipulated her opponents. She attempts to pick off her opponents one at a time.
In this sense, she uses internal energy rather than muscle to defeat her bigger, stronger opponents. The knife insures her superiority, her ability to truly defend herself.
Joseph T. Oliva Arriola