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Knife defences

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Jitsu incorporates a wide variety of defences against knife attacks, involving locks, throws, and strikes. However, in general, the recommended defence is to run away since they are very scary weapons to deal with - they can be used to attack many parts of the body with stabs or slashes and the proficient knife user can mix in grabs and other attacks to try to prevent you from defending yourself.

Nevertheless, if the worst comes to the worst and there's no way out of the fight, you'll need to know how to avoid getting hurt if possible. Jitsuka learn to defend themselves against rubber knives and basic attacks at first, but higher grades learn to defend themselves against blunt metal knives before eventually graduating to 'sharps' and stalking attackers who feint and are generally 'tricky'.

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