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Going for your gun is a very bad idea. There are training videos of actual police against a knife-armed opponent. The opponent will stab you 5 times before you clear your holster. If you have a gun, run away while you pull your gun. This will give you precious seconds. If you don't have a gun. Just run.
You can't win.
Yes, I expect we all know to run. We're matching silliness for silliness. This video is silly. It's aimed for 15 year old boys and guys taking their first self defense class who think they are hard asses.
Functional self-defense against knives requires years of practice. It also requires the attacker to not have a lot of experience with a knife. Real knife fighters don't go for a kill right off the bat. They slice you so you will bleed. Once you are weakened from the loss of blood, they will go for the kill, if that's what they wanted.
Anonymous White Male