4/13/2006 9:08am, #41Originally Posted by JKDChick
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4/13/2006 9:17am, #42
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Not all FMA systems emphasize having the weapon in the lead (primary) hand. Most of the Inosanto trained eskrima players I've seen use and teach this approach because it makes attacking with the weapon easier. There are styles like Pekiti Tirsia which will chamber the weapon back so that they can generate power and not expose the weapon hand as a target as much. Instead of relying on the weapon as the first line of defense, they use footwork.
So in principle having the weapon in the rear hand is not necessarily a bad strategy, just different. Just to be clear, I'm not defending that guy on the clip because he wasn't a good example of what I'm talking about.
4/13/2006 9:24am, #43Originally Posted by JKDChick
4/13/2006 10:06am, #44Originally Posted by JohnnyCache
4/13/2006 11:22am, #45
I agree. The 'live hand' out in front can be used to intercept and if you know what the h*ll you are doing you can 'guide' the knife attack into your blade while moving correctly. Not saying it's better or anything, just that that is how I automatically hold a knife (slightly back) with my live hand slightly forward. Of course the position changes dynamically during the attacks/counters where the knife hand will be the lead. Crap, someone is going to get cut anyway, I'm going to just try to not cut my own self during the adrenaline frenzy.
I like the 2 rubber knife drill, use chalk or something on the blades to show how badly everyone dies.It's hard to fight when you're in a gazebo -- Mitch Hedberg
4/13/2006 4:48pm, #46Originally Posted by JohnnyCache
4/13/2006 6:48pm, #47
I did this kind of black belt test all the time with friends of mine when I was a kid.
Back then, we called it "tag".
4/13/2006 7:08pm, #48Originally Posted by JohnnyCache
The question is: why? Why train to run around in a small area? If you can run, fine. But this is in a confined space, with an almost-determined attacker. Surely it's better to learn how to confront the knife, and be tested on this, than to learn how to run around? If the test was on avoidance techniques, it doesn't look much like them either.
4/13/2006 7:53pm, #49
Ugh, that video reminds me of when I used to do Shaolin Do. Starting at 1st brown, you had to do two one on one VERY light contact matches and then a two on one VERY light contact match. It was always a joke. You weren't trained for it at all (of course we never did anything beyond VERY light contact anyway), you just showed up to test, did all those friggin kata, and then jumped in with your fellow testees. Reminds me of why I'm out."Keep a sharp knife, shiny boots and be on time."
4/13/2006 8:09pm, #50
god on a bike
Is that what you call pusuit sparring?
thats why i gave up karate after 13 years, I know he cant fight back but the man with the knife looked like he was either gonna have a heart attack or fall on it and he had hundreds of chances to carve his name and address into the guys back
FMA is the future..
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