On Knives for Self-Defense
BLACK BELT: What’s your best advice for martial artists who are interested in carrying a pocketknife for self-defense?
Paul Hunter: Make sure you find an instructor who understands the legal implications of using a knife to defend yourself, as well as the practical skills. Then carry a knife that is legal in your area and one which you can get a training version of so that if, God forbid, you should ever need it, you are at least comfortable and skilled in the opening and usage of it. Chuck Pyka: I have carried a pocketknife nearly my entire life and been involved in martial arts for the same time. Never considered my pocketknife a weapon, only a tool. Your greatest weapon should be your brain.