Tanto waza

Last night at the dojo was all tanto waza, knife attacks and defenses.

My first learning was that I don't know anything about fighting with a knife or defending against an attacker with a knife.

The other thought I had was that you could be defending against what starts as an empty hand attack and the attacker could bring a knife into play at any time.

Tie those two thoughts together and it seems it would always be better to run.

This may not always be a choice.

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