This has happen several times in my life, and again today. Someone will be part of group conversation and for whatever reason decide to pull their knife out quickly and go into some kind of fighting stance. This time the individual ( a ex-con) was attending a community class that my work was hosting. I had been talking with another person about a women's self defense class when 1st this guys said I got a knife and quickly flicked it open and stepped back into boxing type stance. I responded as trained with two fast finger jabs to the eye but pulled the shot, a 1/2 inch short while stepping in to check slap the weapon hand away. The guys was stunned by my attack and stepped back. This cause him to put away his knife and be quite civil. He is now my new best friend. Now to understand the background I work on a Indian Reservation and knives are common as guns are and fights are not uncommon. Because I work here the level of violence needed was metered to just the right level as I will have to see this person and his family again here in my town every work day. Some would say the you should just blast-seriously injure the guy for doing this. That is not always the solution. I have found that this situation is one is being test by a local tough to see if you are all that. I feel that just this metered level did just what it need to.