Re: knife defenses
When threatened with a knife, the best bet would probably be to escape without turning your back, if at all possible. Tanto drills are good, but I won't let them give me a false sense of invincibility. I don't care what rank you are, a knife, even in the hands of a complete moron can easily be an early ticket to the cemetery. Although if someone plans to kill you with a knife, most likely you won't even see it.