In Sydney Australia, around 2 pm on August 13th, 2019, a knife-wielding man (Mert Nay, 21) ran the streets stabbing people. During these horrible attacks, people ran and others protected themselves using objects in their vicinity. One man, for example, used a chair to fend off the attacker. Two people who subdued the attacker used a milk crate and a chair to pin him on the street.
Krav Maga training includes using common objects to protect yourself. A chair is usually considered a “shield-like” object. Other objects in this family can include, small tables, backpacks, briefcases, laptops, etc… If used properly, an object such as a chair can be effective in fending off or even blocking a stab or punch.
Effective use comes with training. So, ask your Krav Maga instructor to show you how to use such everyday items to protect yourself, and perhaps, like the brave bystanders in Sydney, to protect others.