|UNTRAINED Civilians Saving Their Lives via Ground Kicking*|
|*Although victim in first video eventually died from her wounds, she DID drive off her attacker. See notes below on how she might have survived the initial attack (you can be sure it wouldn't be from grappling with the knifer!) |
In the video above a girl was killed by her stepfather. Without any martial training she kicked the attacker from the ground but unfortunately she was stabbed in the chest before this... She ran but died in the hospital due to the knife injuries. [Thanks to Luciano for the link].
Very sad story but still shows how effective the ground kicking is. Very important to maintain your Personal Comfort Zone, especially with hostile relatives. If she had had the space and the training she could have run away first, or dog-digged and multi-kicked until she could turn and run. Grappling would have brought the knife closer and increased the stab wounds to throat, face and vital organs. More space followed by a ground-kicking methodology would have limited possible wounds to feet and legs.
In the vid above, kicking saved his life--but again, his awareness was off--you don't walk out the back of a club into an alley at night while immersed in your smart phone.
Watch the whole video--or start at 1:25 where she hammers the attacker with kicks from the ground (all strikes were pulled...although you wouldn't think so from the bruises the "attacker" got during the videotaping).