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