Sunday, April 10, 2011
Watch And Learn
I have mentioned from time-to-time, the Tueller Drill, wherein a man produces a knife, then attacks somebody with a holstered sidearm. I hadn't seen Dan Inosanto's video of it, and came across a link on Wim Demeere's blog. Martial artists know about this, but for those of you who are writers and aren't into the arts, have a look. I think you'll find it interesting.
Yep, there are guys who could draw and pot the knifer closer–I like to point at Bob Munden, who is fast enough to nail the guy before he takes the second step–but most of us can't slap leather quick enough inside twenty-one feet to do it, especially if you figure in a surprised reaction time and concealed carry.
There are various solutions to the problem, and running away real fast to buy yourself time seems to be up near the top of the list. If you freeze and stand there, better have some way to deflect the attack other than just going for your piece, though. No second-place winner in this scenario.