He spent a a few hours on it at the last joint workshop weekend he did with Ron.
Originally Posted by blindside
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Originally Posted by Canuckyokushin
I would say that's more because people think that because they can twirl it, using the loop, that they should - which is pretty much the problem with nunchaku too.
Originally Posted by Goddels
Really, people, it's a knife; it cuts things. Stop overthinking it.
Probably a fair argument. Chili Pepper also has a good point. Personally, I think the karambit is good to experiment with every now and then and if knives are your hobby naturally you'll like them(karambit). That said I think the karambit limits your angle of attack, and limits your ability to execute a quick stab with either grip. IN addition, should you have to use your weapon to defend yourself and the law gets involved the fancier the blade the more explaining you might have to do. To a cop a knife is a knife but to a jury it's a different story.
Originally Posted by Goddels
Being told not to train the karambit makes me want to train it even more! Now PTK can have an underground karambit society. How cool is that!
Combatives training log.
Gezere: paraphrase from Bas Rutten, Never escalate the level of violence in fight you are losing. :D
kettlebell workouts give you “cardio
without the dishonour of aerobics”.
I know nothing about Karambits other than what I've seen discussed on Bullshido.
Originally Posted by jspeedy
I was thinking along the lines of your last thought, though. Something so wicked looking kinda oozes bad vibes. Carrying a specialized weapon implies specialized purpose and intent to most non-weapon aware people. Similar perhaps to the whole "assault weapon" thing.
I had a guy in court show up with a tanto bladed knife mounted upside down in a quick release holster. For a divorce pretrial hearing...
He claimed it was his "work knife".
Falling for Judo since 1980
"You are wrong. Why? Because you move like a pregnant yak and talk like a spazzing 'I train UFC' noob." -DCS
My system has a heavy emphasis on the Kerambit (FCS Kali...Tuhon Ray loves them).
We are always taught that it is used for some of our most nasty(and fun) techniques. Whereas most regular blades can have a legit purpose but by nature of the attributes of the blade be used for offense/defense...the kerambit seems to be all offense(and very visceral at that). I remember a particular class on christmas that was all sentry removal with kerambit/tomahawk/sarong(all similar in technique). There was not a less-than-lethal option for those exercises. (except the sarong).
I frankly don't see how this is going to work out, since damn near every person I've met who does Pekiti does some sort of silat or kuntao on the side. Hell i'm pretty sure the Mastery camp did a kerambit (or whatever it's called in vasayan) unit a few years back
Geez, what's with PTK and their ominous declarations?
I vaguely recall rumors that the 9/11 hijackers were armed with a karambit, but it was described as a box cutter by someone who wasn't familiar with the weapon. Anyone else hear this?
No Perma, that's the first i've heard of this. But your post immediately took me back to my construction days, I remember some of the guys (i think they did carpet/flooring) used what was called a hawkbill blade with a standard box cutter. i remember thinking at what badass weapons one would make. It would be interesting if that was the case. A hawkbill blade is much more intimidating than a standard box cutter blade.
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