Brutal Stabbing Over Car Accident Caught On Video

Would you have stepped in if you saw this stabbing happening, or stayed out of it? At Active Self Protection we talk a lot about making these decisions beforehand. Also, there are many lessons here for the victim in this!

Original video and news story of the incident: http://get-asp.com/dry5

How do we protect ourselves from stabbing?

1. You must always assume that you are on your own in a fight. Even in crowded places, you must assume that you and you alone are your defensive solution, and you must be the primary participant in your own rescue! The police can’t possibly get to you in time to protect you in a stabbing, and so you must be your own protector. You must have the attitude, skills, and plan to win the fight you’re in. This man kept trying to run to help, but there was no help to run to. You must decide to protect yourself in the moment!

2. You must accept that danger exists and that it can happen to you. This is the foundational core of spiritual fitness and the first step in taking proactive steps to protect yourself and your loved ones. If you live in a fantasyland that nothing bad can happen because nothing bad has happened in the past, you’re setting yourself up for a terrible letdown.

3. Knife attacks do not happen like you’ve seen in Hollywood. They are brutal, fast, and mean. Stabbing attacks do not generally come from slashes or from any notice whatsoever, but tend to come from concealment and repeatedly stab at a rate of 2-3 stabs per second. The attacker here switched between slaps, punches, and stabs but the stabbing came fast and furious.

4. The Bystander Effect is real. There were lots of people around here, but no one stepped in. You cannot count on anyone breaking the Bystander Effect to help you, especially if the attacker is armed and any help would be at a force deficit from it. Usually the best way to break the Bystander Effect is to have a force multiplication advantage, which is a great reason to keep your force multiplier on you at all times.

Attitude. Skills. Plan.

1 reply
  1. George
    George says:

    So many variables here and very good points that you have touched upon….

    Running is an option if you are trained and constantly work on increasing your overall level of athleticism…. (Strength, Enduraunce and Speed) “Just hope that that guy isn’t faster than you are…

    Knowing not to get out vehicle and use it as possible weapon would be helpful in this instance…

    Having a weapon of your own (gun, knife, club etc….) always proves to be useful…(Pepper spray is good only when coupled with hand to hand combat/self defense fighting skills. Everyone has a different level of pain tolerance when sprayed… especially if they are enraged…

    Calling the authorities and staying in your car(possibly driving away, your life is always more precious than any material possession

    Finally knowing an actual system of self defense that deals with multiple variables would be beneficial… Being trained in that knowledge is one thing, constantly training and drilling is something that would actually be useful…. As a famous martial artist said “knowing is not enough, we must apply” Weekend Warriors Beware….. You have to put time in in order to create those second nature reactions….Results=proper muscle memory etc…..

    Great Post Thanks for sharing….

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