While jiu-jitsu has been proven to be effective in self-defense situations, one common complaint that naysayers have is, “Well, what if your opponent has a weapon? YOU CAN’T HEEL HOOK A KNIFE, JOHN.”
I mean, they’re not wrong about the heel hooking part, but there are ways to still keep yourself safe and control a real-life opponent using BJJ if you end up having to defend yourself on the street or in your home. In this video, Eli Knight demonstrates some grappling details you can use to protect yourself in the event you end up on the ground with someone who has a knife. Take a look and make sure you drill this so it’s second-nature if you ever have to use it.