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”.


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


Robert Klenka
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January Knife Fighting Duels Highlights

ALIVE! Combatives Knife Fighting

ALIVE! Combatives Knife Fighting

Knife Fighting Dueling Highlights from January 2015

At the end of every class we like to spar. Sparring is a great way to see what works for you and what need improvement. We like to record our sparring sessions for it helps students to see themselves in a new light. Here are some short knife fighting highlights from January 2015!

We meet up for ALIVE! Combatives every Monday from 8pm to 9pm following Russian Martial Art Systema (7pm to 8pm).

C.L.A.W.S.™ Cut Like a Woman Should Seminar Review

C.L.A.W.S.™ Cut Like a Woman Should

C.L.A.W.S.™ Cut Like a Woman Should

C.L.A.W.S.™ “Cut Like A Woman Should” Women’s Self Defense Seminar

Date: January 31st 2015
Instructor: Steve Miles
Location: Salado, Texas
Length: 3 hours

C.L.A.W.S.™ Cut Like A Woman Should is a 3 hour Self Defense Seminar that covers Mindset, Criminal Assaults, Defensive Tool Selection and Usage. This workshop is to arm women with simple and straight forward knowledge and skills that they could not only use today against would be attackers, but in a easy to learn and repeatable fashion. These are skills and drills that anyone are able to pick up and use regardless of their age, skill level or size.

Safety Net

This course is all about everyone making their own “Safety Net” and in your net there are many strands and the more strands you have the stronger the net becomes. This ideology of building ones own net, I found at least, was a nice mental anecdote to the responsibility everyone has to their own safety. The more you learn, the more you build together your net then the stronger it is and the less holes it has. This counters some other Women’s Self Defense workshops ideology out there that are very heavy on trying to sell a product or martial art.