Man pulls knife, gets disarmed and stabbed with own knife

A man holding a knife is taken to the ground and disarmed by another man. A bystander helps by kicking the man to the head while he is on the ground.

Once the knife is taken from him, the other man starts stabbing the one who was previously armed. Seeing this, the bystander panics and runs away.

This apparently happened in Scotland in 2021. No further information.

Machete duel in England

A rare video: Two men duelling with machetes. Technically, one is using a “zombie knife”, a name which is really nothing more than a marketing gimmick. It isn’t much shorter than the opponent’s machete and appears to have a thicker spine.

This video is important because it demonstrates two things:

  1. Unarmed methods such as striking, grappling and ground fighting still matter and can be pivotal, even when blades are in the fight;
  2. Inflicting severe wounds might not be enough to stop a determined opponent.

News article with added photos of injuries – *GRAPHIC*

Zombie knife and machete used in broad daylight street brawl in Morecambe


Two men have been jailed over a broad daylight street fight which saw one of them slashed in the neck.

A machete and zombie knife were used in the “terrifying” brawl which broke out on a quiet estate in Morecambe. Horrified onlookers watched in shock as John Reid and David Jowett fought with the deadly weapons last May.

Footage of the incident was recorded by one witness and was played at Preston Crown Court today as the pair were sentenced for wounding each other and making threats with the weapons. The court heard that Jowett arrived at Reid’s home on Bartholomew Road after an earlier incident at the Station pub. Details of that earlier incident could not be agreed by either party and as such, the cause of the violent and bloody brawl remains unknown to the courts.

WARNING – GRAPHIC PHOTOS OF INJURIES

Man is stabbed in stomach, knocks out attacker

Knives do not immediately incapacitate – often, a person who has been stabbed is able to continue fighting for long enough to successfully retaliate, even if they die soon after. This makes knives both a poor choice for self defence, and a good choice for murder. A horrific way to fight since ancient times.

An important point to learn from this video: striking is an effective response to a knife attack, assuming that you are a capable striker. Many people tend to focus on the knife and fight to control it, not realising that this is as good a time as any to punch the face.

How the knife can win vs the gun at close range. The 21 foot rule, also known as the Tueller Drill.

This video demonstrates some of the lesser-known mechanics of close-range combat between knife and gun.

Wikipedia:

The Tueller Drill is a self-defense training exercise to prepare against a short-range knife attack when armed only with a holstered handgun.

Sergeant Dennis Tueller of the Salt Lake City Police Department wondered how quickly an attacker with a knife could cover 21 feet (6.4 m), so he timed volunteers as they raced to stab the target. He determined that it could be done in 1.5 seconds. These results were first published as an article in SWAT magazine in 1983 and in a police training video by the same title, “How Close Is Too Close?”[1][2]

A defender with a gun has a dilemma. If he shoots too early, he risks being accused of murder. If he waits until the attacker is definitely within striking range so there is no question about motives, he risks injury and even death. The Tueller experiments quantified a “danger zone” where an attacker presented a clear threat.[3]

The Tueller Drill combines both parts of the original time trials by Tueller. There are several ways it can be conducted:[4]

  1. The (simulated) attacker and shooter are positioned back-to-back. At the signal, the “attacker” sprints away from the shooter, and the shooter unholsters his gun and shoots at the target 21 feet (6.4 m) in front of him. The attacker stops as soon as the shot is fired. The shooter is successful only if his shot is good and if the runner did not cover 21 feet (6.4 m).
  2. A more stressful arrangement is to have the attacker begin 21 feet (6.4 m) behind the shooter and run towards the shooter. The shooter is successful only if he was able take a good shot before he is tapped on the back by the attacker.
  3. If the shooter is armed with only a training replica gun, a full-contact drill may be done with the attacker running towards the shooter. In this variation, the shooter should practice side-stepping the attacker while he is drawing the gun.

MythBusters covered the drill in the 2012 episode “Duel Dilemmas”. At 20 ft (6.1 m), the gun-wielder was able to shoot the charging knife attacker just as he reached the shooter. At shorter distances the knife wielder was always able to stab prior to being shot.[5]