Long Knife Duels Jan 2015

January 2015 Long Knife Bowie Duels

Training against or with a longer knife does have some slight nuances compared to a shorter more common knife.

A long knife gains you some extra length and weight that allows a more weighted cut when compared to a more quicker short knife but they can be harder to conceal and carry. Luckily there are a lot of the skills that transfer between the two with little to no modifications in technique and movement.

Most of this video was filmed after a weapon accessing class.

Overall

Its a great idea to train with and against knifes of different types and sizes.

Robert Klenka
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Machete Fighting Duels Dec 2014

Machete Fighting Duels December 2015

Even more so is the difference between knife and machete fighting than short and long knife work. A machete is much longer, heavier and has much difference point of balance. This extra weight and leverage allows even the most cheap machetes cause a great amount of damage in a fight. Its no wonder that they such a popular weapon through out the world.

Machetes are one of our favorite weapons to work with in class and for sparring. The silver ones in the video come to us from our friends at Armed Combat and Tactics (ACT) branch from Israel.

Overall

Machete fight duels and sparring sure are a blast.

Robert Klenka
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Knife Fighting Duels Jan 2015

January Knife Fighting Duels Highlights

Here is the highlight video of some knife dueling that we like to have at the end of the class. This type of work allows for some good fun knife fighting sparring while working on our knife fighting skills.

The rules of this one is called “Poison Knife” which means any contact to the arm would force a arm change. Any contact to the head, body or leg is considered a “lose”.

The main downside to this type of drill is you since you have two willing partners, that instead of going for the arm to disable, everyone pretty much swings for the head or body for the “kill shot”. A even larger risk is that it can encourage the potentially bad habit of ‘giving up’ after the first strike, instead of fighting until the end. We have drills that focuses on that point but they do come off more messy on video with less “clean hits”.

Overall

Some great fighting from everyone this month, lots of combinations that opened up head and body strikes.

 

Robert Klenka
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