A few tips about what to do in a knife attack
Given the recent knife attack in London on 04/06/17, I felt I should put together this video giving a few tips about what to do in a knife attack. This is not a practical demonstration of any self defence methods, just a brief guide on what to do to help you increase the chances that you survive such a horrible situation.
I must point out that this is not guaranteed to succeed, just hopefully give you a better chance of getting away and surviving. I've also included the main key points below the video too.
1. Escape. Run away, put as much distance between you and the attacker as you can. Throw things at them if you have to, even if that slows them down just a little bit it gives you a better chance to escape.
2. Raise the alarm, scream, yell, make people nearby you are aware of what's going on, this might help save someone else's life as you try to escape, it might help get the police on the scene faster.
3. Try to get somewhere safe. If you have no way to escape, and they are going to catch you, look for anything that could be used to defend yourself. A chair or a table could used like a shield, a bag or coat could be used to deflect the knife, anything that could create distance between you and them will help you.
And most of all keep calling for help.