Someone recently asked us for strategic and tactical advice for extreme situations where the attackers are carrying knives. .
Regardless of the geographical region, bladed attacks happen all over the world (i.e., China, Canada, England, the U.S. etc.) The skill of the attacker might vary but the use of a blade is a common trend. There was one unique case in London where the victim was hacked to death.
Against normal street fighters, neophyte martial art training could only go so far. Will your emulation of a MMA fighter or a highlander-sword slinger present you a temporary edge? We doubted that this insane approach would work against a seasoned street fighter.
Prepare yourself for worst case scenarios by carrying the bare minimum. Focus on being light, agile and mobile. Do not be a mule. ...
Other Defensive Means
We believed that it is possible to carry this implement as a defensive shield against some of the various lower caliber projectiles. Whether a person is willing to carry this clipboard, every hour of the day, is a different story
In a head to head situation where milli-seconds are quite previous, utilizing the clipboard might be a good tactical solution.
We recommended that one should be methodical in their assessment of the current situation, and accurate (not impulsively quick, inaccurate and dead), before entering into a hazardous terrain.
Click and Observe.
Is the Solution Pragmatic and Practical?
Playing defense is always a pragmatic solution. The extremity of the change factor and the initial assessment determines whether it is possible to proceed with the original solution.
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