"I think this is a good thread because many are unable to understand the difference between tanto shiai and Aikido self defence applications against tanto. It is something to be considered because meeting a trained knife fighter (especially of the FMA ilk)
is nothing like Tanto Shiai and requires a pretty specific skill set imho."
You would be betting your life on that one!! Short of using a dustbin lid as a shield!! Wheely bins are a pain.....Or bloody great big steps in the other direction....!!!
I've seen these people in action during my navy time.... Manilla comes to mind!! Only a bloody fool would consider it!!