Anything that does not look like a weapon, but that can be used as an improvised weapon. When you fight for self-defense, you can use anything as an improvised weapon to protect yourself. How about if you are being attacked with an improvised weapon?
Well, we usually don't think that way. What you can do, the attacker can do the same thing and put you in a vulnerable position. When we see a knife, stick, or gun, we get scared. But you might not pay attention to something that the attacker carries and suddenly he can attack you with that.
Again it comes to observation, risk assessment, and identify the threat. When you hear about this or read about this, you might think that is some cool stuff to talk about in self-defense. If you have any experience in self-defense, you know this is the real thing. And that's what you face or even do without consciously realizing it.
So how can you detect that the attacker is about to use an improvised weapon?
First of all, improvised weapons are weapons in disguise. So you might not understand instantly whether the attacker is going to use it or not. But you can be careful when you see something like this. You can see the attacker's body language, the way he moves, and especially holds the tool that can be used as an improvised weapon. You can watch this video just to see how a beer bottle is used to attack.
Not only a beer bottle, but it could also be any tool or object that the attacker can use to hit you. When you have a bottle and you drink, you grab the bottle in a different way. When you intend to attack someone with that bottle, you hold the same bottle in another way.
If you watch the video carefully, you see how the guy switches his hand and holds the beer bottle before attacking. From that point, he can move forward to attack, or if someone who intends to attack is in an attacking range, he can attack from right there. In this case, the person he intended to attack moved forward and he just attacked him from there with that beer bottle.
So what do you think about improvised weapons? Do you practice how to defend against improvised weapons in your martial art training? Please feel free to leave your comments below.
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