When someone attacks you, he might not show that he has a weapon. After fighting for a while, he pulls his weapon and attacks you. So how can you deal with a situation like this?
There are some weapons you can see. For example, if the attacker has a stick, you can see that. The moment you see a stick, you can expect that he is going to attack you with the stick. So you have to learn how to defend yourself against a stick attack.
The attacker can usually hit you from the side with a stick or hit you from up to down. So the stick can come from up to down towards your head or from the side; it could be right to the left or left to the right. If the stick comes from up to down, you can move and defend that to the side. If the stick comes from the side, you can get in and prevent the attacker's hands from swinging.
I will share a video about stick attack and defense in another post. Hope it would be more clear then. I also talked about stick attack and what you should not do in one of my recent posts. You can check out Self Defense Situation - What Do You Do? - Part 25: Defending Against Stick Attack - Movies vs Real Life.
Sometimes you just do not know whether the attacker has a weapon or not. For example, if he has a knife or gun. You have no idea about that. In a fight when he draws his knife or gun, the whole situation has been changed. So when you fight with the attacker and you do not know whether he has a weapon, you can check this out while fighting.
While he is punching or attacking you, you can defend, grab, and turn him or lock his hand and search for the weapon. If he has no weapon, you are good to go. In case he has a weapon, you can take that away from him.
Sometimes you might not get the chance to search for the weapon, and you see the attack moving his hands behind. Most probably, he is drawing his weapon. Don't just wait, stop him right there. If you can do that, that's better.
Thank you so much for reading this so far. Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section. If you are passionate about martial arts or want to learn more about self defense, you can check out some of my recent posts.
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