The discussion on semantics resonates from an NLP perspective. And the fastest path from one point to another can be a straight line. But, if Plan A fails, or you survive the Plan A of your attacker, some of those techniques from “Eastern knife styles” could come in handy.
(Authors Note: I wrote this article 3 years ago, when I was in the middle of re-vamping and re-energizing my Combative training routine. I thought it would be beneficial to all my readers to review some of the principles contained and in the process take a hard look at the current state of your KNIFE training.)
The Tactical Hermit
In the quest for the CO to become a “Complete Warrior”where the skill sets they learn dovetail seamlessly into any weapon system they pick up, being comfortable killing with the knife has to be a priority. I want you to notice the wording I used there: “Killing with the Knife”, now for some of you “PC” (Politically Correct) disciples out there, this terminology may offend your delicate moral sensibilities and seem a bit extreme, so let me explain.
In a majority of fighting schools out there, regardless of the…
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