re: Mercop / no time for... & ?? for psychochips
I understand where you were coming from with the notion that, "It takes 3/4 of a second for someone to respond to a known visual stimulus. The focus needs to be on the mechanism of the attack, not the weapon and needs to start on the preparatory or furtive movement. "
Originally Posted by mercop
The point I wanted to get at is that from the particular position you showed, it will be hard to break away. If however your left hand either made initial contact with the elbow or could be quickly slid onto the elbow, you gain some control of your attacker's body.
Note, this is independent of the disarm. You can just shove, or keep control of the arm while kicking the knee, or maybe strike the attacker's right temple with your right arm (where his head goes he goes) while also shoving him off.
Blocking the attacker's arm is step one, but getting away without getting sliced is another kettle of fish. I like what Blackeagle posted!
Psychochips, sorry, but I can't quite picture what you are describing. Can you give it another try. You usually have good stuff so I want to understand your suggestion.
Oh, one more for Mercop: You wrote, " I advocate ripping them down from behind,"
Yes, if you can get from that position on the side without getting sliced. Again, if you can get your left hand onto the elbow, throw a punch with the right and go past the neck, maybe you can slide your right foot in back of his, twist to your left and take him down as your ridge hand smacks the larynx.
All high risk of course. Better not to be there. Thwack him with your cane and ..... :))))