LESS CRIME BUT WEAPONS USE ON THE RISE By Larissa Dubecki Melbourne Age An extract from the original article The State Government will launch a campaign targeting a growing knife culture among Victoria's youth, following a 33 per cent jump in knife attacks over the past year. The use of weapons in assaults jumped 21.7 per cent from 5004 to 6092. Assaults with a bottle or glass were up 48.4 % and assaults with a firearm were up 46 % but the use of syringes in assaults decreased by 20.6 %.
University of Melbourne criminologist Stuart Ross said that “where a serious assault occurred, it was likely to be with a knife ”
Knife Defence Seminar Using space and distance for safety, Protecting the throat, Grab and Stab Mixed Techniques. With literally thousands of cutting weapons based attacks reported each year in Melbourne, you really .... (more..)
Knife Defence Classes
Knife Defence is the most important area of physical training that you can do.
Although the main focus is Knife Defence we are also concerned about Needles, Bottles and Screwdrivers, basically anything that is able to penetrate or cut the body.
This program covers many different aspects from Psychological through to the Physical.
If you're not learning Knife Defence at your martial arts school then you're not really learning self defence in my opinion.
There are several main areas of study, some of the basic ones are …..
Protecting your neck Knife from behind Body Target Minimizing
Blade on your Body Lunges and Slashes Knife on the ground
Protecting your Perimeter Disarming the Attacker Multiple attackers
Plus more…. My interest in this area result from having been in a real life Knife Defence situation myself as well as several friends, students and family members having also survived similar situations.
How to get started
Starting is easy all you need to do is pick up the phone and call the school on 9495 1929 to arrange a time for your Introductory Programme, consisting of one private lesson and two group lessons for $30. That way we can share with you what we believe to be the best martial arts has to offer. We are located at 272 Dundas Street, Thornbury, not far from Thornbury High School.
Our Special Promotion! Remember I mentioned that you can try it out for FREE? Well you can come along and try our Introductory Programme for FREE instead of $30 if you bring a friend to the intro as well, that's a combined saving of $60 (Your friend doesn't have to join, they just have to do the Intrductory Programme and you both get it for free)
We guarantee you'll be happy
You must mention this when you call our school on 9495 1929.We even guarantee you will be happy. Up until the end of your first month if you're unhappy simply return all the equipment we have provided and we will refund all of the fees that you have paid since joining Guests Martial Arts in full"