The attacker has the weapon. You can also have a weapon. If someone comes to rob you with a knife, and you have a gun. When you pull your gun, the attacker will run away because he has no leverage over the gun. If he moves forward, you have the option to shoot him.
Or, if the attacker attacks you with a knife, and you also have a knife, you can use your knife to protect yourself. If you think you are free from danger, you can walk away. There is no need to attack the attacker if he runs away. You can call the police and report that.
I respect all martial art masters. The situation can be the same, and you can deal with that differently. What you are going to do, it is up to you. Your leg is the longest weapon. If you realize that someone is behind you and he is about to attack, you can see and do back kick instantly.
You can use anything as a weapon to defend yourself. Well, what you have, that might not hurt the attacker pretty bad. Still, you can use that to distract him and make your next move. Let's watch this video where it shows different ways of dealing with the same situation. All video credit goes to Master Wong.
Whatever you do to protect yourself, you need to think and take action based on reality. You should not do some fancy stuff and hope this is going to work. What I will not do in this situation is to turn and attack. I do not know what the attacker is capable of doing. I can do anything to distract him and attack him instantly.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post and watching the video. So what do you do in this situation? Please feel free to leave your comment below.
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