Re: knife defenses
this thread has some very sage posts..it leads to some interesting ideas...of course one of the challenges of a martial art is to control oneself. the ego and adrenaline will tell you to fight often when you DO have an escape route...I cannot be the only one who has performed bokuto dori (taking sword) and thought in "real life" this has only a one in a million chance of working!!!
I suppose you have to take the view that with the "no escape " scenario you have two choices...take the one in a million chance or kneel down and beg the other guy to make it quick!!!