Under: Self-defense
22 Mar 2009

8 Responses to “Teen Girl Kicks Knife Wielding Attacker! Gets Away!!!”

  1. Ikigai Says:

    She may have also done a strong down thrusting kick to the shin. The groin kick may have been difficult for her because the attacker was from behind and pulling her in close.

    Either way, she showed good instinct and got out of a potentially lethal situation.

  2. Michele Says:

    Excellent post. My strategy in a self-defense situation would be the same… knees, throat, eyes and groin. In women’s self-defense classes, we teach a thrust/stomp kick to the knee, four-knuckle fist to the throat, gouge to the eyes and knee to the groin. Elbows are good too!

    In regard to groin strikes for self-defense, do you think that men anticipate that target?

  3. Sly Says:

    I am all for acting like you’re weak and going along with the perpetrator. Then when the moment allows, cause as much damage as humanly possible and run like hell, hahahaha…

    I have been there and know from experience that you have to fight, use your body parts as weapons, and find a way out.

    I am glad to hear the girl got away. I like happy endings. Great post.

  4. Bob Says:

    To start with she should have stomped down as hard as she could with her heal into the middle of his foot, which would have temporarily incapacitated him, and buy her time to assess, or to flee.

  5. Archie in the Bunker Says:

    the mos effective self-defence method: ”groin kick and 200m dash” 😀

  6. John W. Zimmer Says:

    Hey Ikigai – you might be right… another good kick might be to scrape the shin on the way down to a stomp on top of the foot. Lots of stuff to try.
    Hi Michelle! Yes there are great inside strikes that are very effective. It is kind of funny you ask but it is my feeling (after have being kicked so many times there) that men are open for groin kicks… especially if they believe that have a woman scared. I have often feigned apprehension in an altercation – right before I exploded.
    Hi Sly – I have wrote about your adventures and mishaps… you are a survivor! And yes – use all of the tools at your disposal.
    Hey Bob! Great advice about the foot stomps – I think there are so many good targets and ways to set up the strike and escape for women.
    Archie! A man after my own heart! I only wish I could run the 200 fast nowadays! :)

  7. Scipion121212 Says:

    You over-rated groin kicks in this article. I mean, Bear hug or any attacks performed from behind isn´t suspectible to groin kick in any way, unless performed incorrectly, which I will not post here (=) if you are interested post me a mail on karel_novak@yahoo.com ), 99% from forward arent (except maybe front choke) and from side again, anything except side choke.

  8. John W. Zimmer Says:

    Hi Scipion121212,

    True one will need a few more tricks than just the groin kick but I don’t agree that groin kicks are over-rated.

    One can kick the groin from almost any angle (i.e. snap, heel hook, wheel kick) so unless someone is wearing a cup – the groin can be kicked. Now one can argue if it is the best defense in a given scenario.

    If you would like to explain your point, I’d be glad to debate, failing that – thanks for your opinion.