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Krav Maga Technique of the Month: Defending a Straight Stab

If you haven’t already, please read our Primer on Krav Maga for the basics and background of this highly effective Israeli combat and self-defense system. Also, read our previous installments:
Overhand Direct One-Handed Strike Defense Defending a Two-Handed Overhead Chair or Stool-Type Attack
Today we’re tackling how to defend against an assailant attempting to stab you straight on.
This defense allows you to deflect an incoming left- or right-handed stab from either a left or right stance while simultaneously stepping off the line of attack, trapping your opponent’s arm, and delivering your own straight punch counterattacks to the attacker’s throat, chin, or nose.

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