Inside forearm defense. The inside forearm defense against a straight knife stab to the mid-section followed with a straight punch to the face as counterattack is a very effective defense but it is a difficult technic and requires a lot of practice to be executed safely in real situation. Thursday we practiced intensively this technic with advanced students. The attacks are executed at full speed and power so the defender can execute the defense under "realistic condition".
The important points of the technic are: hand (forearm) defense, body defense, stepping to the side and strong straight punch to the face while controlling the hand holding the knife.
Safety in training: to protect his hand the attacker wears a boxing glove on the hand holding the knife and the defender wears a boxing glove on the hand doing the counterattack.