Continuing from part 1 and part 2. This is a really quick post about a Youtube channel that does a good job gathering, and commenting on, clips of self-defence and other violent encounters. Primarily shootings but occasionally stabbings and other incidents. A lot to learn that brings home some of the points I made in parts 1 and 2 of this series: Humans rarely die instantly, even when suffering a killing blow. To balance this statement there are off course cases where people die instantly, or are at least taken out of the fight instantly.
If you have studied Historical European Martial Arts you may be aware of the eyes being soft spots for lethal stabbing. Not talking about the “eye gouging” you always hear about from the self-defence crowd, this is about actual penetration. This video is a disturbing example of how soft this spot can actually be as a person is stabbed with a pool cue and reportedly dies. Again, quite disturbing but an important example of how attacks can end fast.