Defense Against A Knife Straight Stab – Krav Maga

Krav Maga – Defenses Against A Knife (Straight Thrust)

This page provides details for Krav Maga defenses against a knife straight stab or thrust. This self-defensescenario focuses on defending against an attacker armed with a knife who is stabbing the knife straight towards your stomach, chest, etc. While doing this type of defense, you must block and move your body out of the way of the knife thrust. You must then quickly follow up with a counter attack.

However, be aware that unarmed combat against 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).

For more Krav Maga techniques (i.e. punches, kicks & grappling), please visit Black Belt Wiki’s main Krav Maga Techniques section.

Krav Maga Defenses Against A Knife – Forward Straight Stab