First, the description of the case based on materials in the media:
5 February, in St. Petersburg, the dead Dmitry Tomilin met with the future killer around 9 in the evening. Dmitry hardly assumed that the "demolition" would end with his death. (And had to provide for any possible course of events).
The attack, which on LifeNews’s website is beautifully called a “duel” (is it like a one-sided duel?), Happened in the very center of St. Petersburg. The video clearly shows that people are walking nearby, but they hardly turned into a murder that is happening before their eyes. This, unfortunately, is common in our modern society, especially in megacities, and is a good indicator of how people relate to each other. It is clear that not everyone will rush to a man with a knife, but anyone can call the police.
Only when a passer-by approached the already fallen Tomilinu, several more people approached him. The woman tried to cover his wounds with her scarf, which is noble, but not effective. That is, not to drag, for example, a limb, but simply to cover it from above. Few people possess the skills of first aid - and how many people could be saved!
At this time, judging by the recordings from the street cameras, the criminal first walked along the avenue, then ran. It didn’t help him - we don’t have so many outdoor cameras as, say, in London, but they can actually take law enforcement officers to the next. It is not known what helped the staff this time - perhaps Dmitry's words to the taxi driver, that he was going to the meeting to sort it out because of the girl. Understood ... But gave a clue to the staff.
For wounded Tomilin:
"According to the Mariinsky hospital, an 4-year-old man was taken from 25 home on Nekrasov Street to intensive care. The doctors diagnosed him with multiple stab wounds to the neck, chest, head and acute blood loss. After 40 minutes, the doctors stated death."
Commentators video write that if Dmitry did not run for the murderer, and immediately turned for help, perhaps he could have been saved, but at that moment Tomilin was most likely in the heat of passion, and he didn’t understand what he was doing. Or did not understand what is happening, which also often happens. Especially if a knife strike is made to the body - then the blow is simply felt. Especially if it happens in the dark and the knife is just not visible. But in this case, he clearly understood that the blows were also in the neck, and the knife was clearly visible. Dmitry, if he didn’t immediately notice the knife, then he saw him exactly.
The murderer just ran away from Dmitry - and what, he did not have blood loss, time is on his side. He could run around and wait until Tomilin himself falls. What practically happened.
So, we will destroy the myths.
1. "A symmetrical knife fight is possible" - that is, two people decided to fight with knives (for example, because of a girl - an excellent reason), and, throwing up each other's gloves, began to take fencing positions. And it started. So? As we see in this typical video - not so!
This knife fight is exactly the same as in the video - this is a sudden attack, perhaps during a conversation, at close range. And the first knife strike is in the neck. And the neck, as you know, is one of the most vulnerable zones - here you and the adygus (enough impact), then you and the carotid artery (enough pressure by suffocation or in another way), then you and fragile cervical vertebrae, etc. In the case of a knife fight, it is enough to strike the neck in the right place, that's all.
We are not in Spain 19-th century. In our reality, knife fighting is when one approaches with a knife in the sleeve at close range, distracting with words, and already there they are trying to suddenly cut or drown. "Zekovskaya" and not dueling manner. From this we must proceed in the training activity. Work out a defense against a surprise attack.
What did Tomilin have to do? First, do not fall for the scenario of the enemy. Surely, this murderer summoned Dmitry to that place (Nekrasov Street), and then he led the street under some pretext, and then suddenly began to strike with a knife. Of course, the investigation will show whether this attack was planned or spontaneous. Although, it still depends on the mind of the suspect, and the presence of his lawyer. So maybe according to the official version, the attack will be declared spontaneous. Although the video seems that the killer had planned everything in advance - by his walk, by the way he stopped at the right moment, and suddenly he began to beat him with a knife. But these are only assumptions.
In any case, Dmitry had to assign his place, and play by his own rules. And it turns out that he was simply lured and taken to the slaughter, like a bull. And if the killer lured him to a deaf place, where ten people would be waiting for him.
Of course, it is not good to talk about a murdered man, but the purpose of this material is to convey to the living that it is impossible to behave this way.
2. "Boxing and barbell is for life!" - as we see, no. Here we have a great example - CCM boxing and bodybuilder. That is, clearly knew which side to approach the bar. Of course, boxing is a great European martial art. Punch from boxing borrowed from many modern martial arts. Boxing is a classic. This is a seemingly simple, but very effective thing. Including effective boxing and for street fights. But - in this case it is not a fight. There are not two guys here that their faces were shattered because of the maids. Here we are talking about street fighting, about hand-to-hand combat. More precisely, attack with cold weapons. And we clearly see in the video that Dmitry missed almost all the blows. Especially the first. He did not even notice him. And why? Where is his boxer reaction? Well, in boxing they do not learn to work against cold arms (or against a stick, against kicks, against fighters, etc.). But there must be a general reaction, especially since he was a candidate for the master of sports? Any person, noticing a movement in his direction - a flying ball or a bottle, dodges (successfully or not, is another question). It is at the level of instincts.
Therefore, secondly, Dmitry needed to go further from the person with whom you came not to drink beer, but to figure it out! That is, Dmitry knew in advance that he came to meet with the enemy, who has a conflict with him. Well, that's if he agreed to play by the rules of the enemy, and went somewhere with him. It was necessary to go not near the wall, but from the side of the roadway, in order to give myself space for action. Moreover, to go a little behind the opponent, so that it was harder to attack. Hands in pockets can not be held in such a situation - it will take time to pull them out, but, as we see, a fraction of a second can solve everything. Having noticed the aggression, it was necessary to run out onto the roadway in order to create a “traffic jam”, so that everyone would pay attention to Dmitriy and the aggressor - and he would hardly like it.
As for the "man - not a man" - there is nothing shameful in the flight. It was possible to meet with the aggressor and then, on equal terms.
Having noticed any movement from the enemy, you need to be as if in a fright, using the start-reflex, throw the palm in his face, so as not to let him come close, and immediately break the distance himself. Or, on the contrary, strike him so that the knife falls out of his weakened hand. All the situation. Good locking kicks on the legs of the enemy.
So, is boxing a bad thing? Not. Just boxing was originally designed for sports fights, and not to repel street attacks with a knife. Another training method, other goals. Well, how to compare the cool hunting rifle and the usual AK. Theoretically, it is possible to fight back with a hunting rifle in a war, but it is much better to use a Kalashnikov for this purpose.
If Dmitry had been sparred with the killer, he would most likely have “worked” for the killer. Although, the aggressor on the video shows a direct kick. Do not be surprised if it turns out that he is engaged in martial arts or martial arts. But in any case, on the street, the criminal quietly killed Dmitry. One may be indignant that this is not according to the rules, but this is a reality. That's life. Are there rules in life?
Therefore, a real hand-to-hand combat (martial art) should be as close to life as possible. What does it mean? This means that in training it is necessary to take into account that everything is possible - and to work on this basis. That conditions may change at any time. What can attack at any time (and with anything). What you can not give the enemy to behave in the rash. We need to learn strategy, tactics, various techniques, and much more.
And most importantly - butt because of the girl? Now, if you ask the killed man - was it worth what he would say? And will this girl really be like the “wife of the Decembrist” to wait for Alexei N. (if he really did) from prison? One is killed, the other, most likely, has broken his life. Because of which?!