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    What are the kicks like in Italian Martial Arts?

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    Read the original post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DdlR View Post
    YouTube- demo vol 4 lajolo Knife system Master Danilo Rossi Lajolo di Cossano
    YouTube- Demo DVD 1 fiorata siciliana M° Danilo Rossi Lajolo di Cossano

    I'm not sure whether the Lajolo knife system is strictly traditional, a modern adaptation of a traditional style, or something else, but these are good examples of the use of distracting flourishes, sleight of hand and invitations in Italian knife fencing.

    Also interesting in the first video is the use of a cord or belt in conjunction with a knife. I *think* this is what Maestro Merendoni referred to as "la strarria", associated with Southern Italian coastal towns. Incorporating belts, hats etc. into fighting seems to be common to a lot of European MA dating from the late 1800s onwards.
    Is he using a straight razor on the second vid?

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    There is also some paranza in the second video

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattmo View Post
    Is he using a straight razor on the second vid?
    Yes it easy. The grip he uses where he holds the blade instead of the handle is because straight razors don't have a locking system for the blade. So the blade is barely seen the blade at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattmo View Post
    Is he using a straight razor on the second vid?
    Yes it easy. The grip he uses where he holds the blade instead of the handle is because straight razors don't have a locking system for the blade. So the blade is barely seen the blade at all.

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    Sorry about the double posting my bad.

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