Around the subject of knife fighting there's a ton of nonsense. Every other person has a flock of ideas on how to fight off the attacker, as if they were actually under a real knife attack. I've been to a couple of knife fights, and studied up close numerous more, so it's only fair to say that I have more experience than the average person when it comes to knife attacks. The truth is that in reality, no technique really works. Like it or not, it's like that. A knife attack is just too much of a surprise, and way too fast to usually even understand what's happening, let alone execute some fancy technique. Against a knife you need to have principles and a strong warrior’s mind set. Peoples'