LESS CRIME BUT WEAPONS USE ON THE RISEBy 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 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 the 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 "
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.