Self-Defense Against An Attacker Armed With A Weapon
This section looks at self-defense techniques that can be used against an attacker armed with a weapon (i.e. gun, knife or club). These techniques focus on disarming the opponent. However, be aware that unarmed combat against weapons (such as guns or knives) is very dangerous and should only be used as a last resort. Consider other options first (i.e. run away from danger).
According to the US Army Modern Combatives Program, the keys to a successful unarmed self-defense against an attacker armed with a weapon include "Move the body out of the line of attack of the weapon", "Control the weapon… Maintain control of the attacking arm by securing the weapon, hand, wrist, elbow, or arm by using joint locks, if possible", "Stun the attacker with an effective counterattack" and "Disarm the attacker".
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Defenses Against Baseball Bats, Clubs, etc.
- Aikido Jo Dori - Defenses against a Jo short staff but also useful against clubs, sticks, etc.
- Defense Against A Stick Or Bat - Krav Maga
- Defense Against A Low Stick Strike - Krav Maga - This is a defense against an attacker who is trying to strike your knees or legs with a stick or club.
- Defense Against A High Stick Strike - Krav Maga - This is a defense against an attacker who is trying to strike your head or upper body with a stick or club.
- Unarmed Defense Against A Bayonet 1 - US Army Combatives - No. 1 Angle of Defense Against Bayonets, Baseball Bats, etc.
- Unarmed Defense Against A Bayonet 2 - US Army Combatives - No. 2 Angle of Defense Against Bayonets, Baseball Bats, etc.
- Unarmed Defense Against A Bayonet 3 - US Army Combatives - No. 3 Angle of Defense Against Bayonets, Baseball Bats, etc.
- Unarmed Defense Against A Bayonet 4 - US Army Combatives - No. 4 Angle of Defense Against Bayonets, Baseball Bats, etc.
- Unarmed Defense Against A Bayonet 5 - US Army Combatives - No. 5 Angle of Defense Against Bayonets, Baseball Bats, etc.
- Unarmed Defense Against A Bayonet 6 - US Army Combatives - No. 6 Angle of Defense Against Bayonets, Baseball Bats, etc.
Defenses Against Guns
Defenses Against Knives
Aikido Defenses Against Weapons
Cane Defenses Against Weapons
Krav Maga Defenses Against Weapons
Defense Against Aggressor With A Gun
Defense Against Aggressor With A Knife
Defense Against Aggressor With A Gun/Club/Stick/Bat
US Army Combatives - Self-Defense Techniques Against Knives
US Army Combatives - Self-Defense Techniques Against Bayonets, Baseball Bats, etc.
- Information from Public Domain Document, Combatives - FM 3-25.150 (FM 21-150), http://sill-www.army.mil/428thfa/FM%203-25.150%20%28Combatives%29.pdf, Added - 05/04/15
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