Stripping a knife from an attackers hand is one of them most misunderstood concepts in Krav Maga.

There seems to be a fair amount of confusion about how to efficiently strip the knife from an attackers hand. Having seen the vast array of variations in the Krav Maga Houston schools, I thought it best to clarify the issue.

As a general rule, it’s best to apply leverage into the attackers knife hand at the index and middle knuckle as a means of opening the fingers and reducing the attackers grip. While there are other methods to achieve this, I don’t believe there are more effective methods – given the objective of stripping and gaining singular possession of the knife.

In the video below, I illustrate the proper approach and the speed at which the knife stripping motion take should be applied.

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