Set of must-know knife fighting technics
"Knife fight" is as vague as "gymnastics". What do you do gymnastics for? Do you want more muscles? Or maybe, you want to become more flexible? Or is it all about workout to improve your heart condition? You need to know what you want, so to speak.
Same with the knife fight. Do you want to impress your friends? To defend your family against bad guys? Are you a soldier and you want to learn to take down an enemy - in a fast and silent way? Depending on your objective, you will need different skills.
And yet, there are things common for all martial schools when it comes to knife. Things that are ether related to basics that are truly common, or technics that are good enough for every school to adopt them.
In this book you will find such basic concepts, things that are more or less universal. If you know them, you can confidently defend yourself in a generalized "spherical horse in a vacuum" situation. It is a "must know", but it does not make you Chuck Norris. Not yet.
The book is organized as set of lessons, rather than as a reference guide. Every lesson is composed of the set of exercises, starting from simple ones and up to a complex issues as details and variations are added to cover a particular subject. If you go through these lessons, performing exercises until you are comfortable with them, you will get a solid background in knife fighting, but let me repeat: it is not a complete reference guide to everything knife-related. Reference guides are useless if you want to learn or at least I never seen one that is better than a textbook.
Think of this book as of a tutorial covering a one-year-long-twice-a-week class containing a set of skills that you must know, no mater what style you practice.
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