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    anyone know of any awesome knife fighting seminars schools?

    #2
    hmm, this school down in cortland in upstate new york called ewmaa (east west martial arts academy)has an excellent kali instructor from what i heard: http://www.ewmaa.com/

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      #3
      i live in Springfield MIssouri

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        #4
        oops my bad, lol, i thought u meant schools in general

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          #5
          Find someone who does Kali or Escrima.

          You can't make a man by standing a sheep on its hindlegs but if you get a group of men together you can create a herd of sheep.

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            #6
            Any Filipino martial arts or Indonesian martial arts are usually ok.

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              #7
              awesome knife fighting seminars school
              Screamer is rad.
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              "All this talk about 'newbies' is making me a little nervous. You guys don't have any sort of secret hazing initiation involving wooden paddles and me screaming 'Thank you sir, may I have another?!' do you?"

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                #8
                Check these links m8 its all their.

                http://alliancemartialarts.com/links.html

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                  #9
                  ATA, Are you willing to host a seminar? If so, I know of a great guy to get for a knife fighting seminar. If you are willing to travel a bit I may have him up in the Chicago area in July. If you are looking into vidoes then check out www.dsystem.com.

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                    #10
                    I don't know what FMA style are available in your area but my obviously biased opinion is to stick to FMA when you want to learn all about sticks, knives and machetes.

                    But keep in mind that not all FMA styles are in fact equal, some are quite good and some are just hilariously bad. The FMA styles exist independently of each other and so there are bound to be bullshidos, Mcdojos and other fakery.

                    One particular styles, Pekiti Tirsia, is known for its blade awareness. There's also Illustrisimo, Canete, Lapunti, Lameco, Balintawak and a lot of other great styles.

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                      #11
                      I have to agree theres a few styles out there thats mainly for show but isnt that terrific in applications.
                      What do you mean by the term "blade awareness"?

                      "Do what thou wilt is the whole of the Law"
                      Ghost of Charles Dickens

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                        #12
                        "blade awareness" is when you practice with a weapon and always treat it like a blade, making you more aware of it as more than just a stick. (that my translation LOL)

                        In FMA, you can swing that stick everywhere and basically train like your swinging a stick. That usually result in sloppy movement. In more "blade aware" style, that stick is always held and swung with a "blade" forward. So the stick just stands in for a machete.

                        Same with knives. Some styles do the standard FMA slash and thrust, mainly to keep with tradition, while others FMA style have knife drills that are still very much based on actual applicatons.

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                          #13
                          Thanks for the info. Thats interesting!

                          "Do what thou wilt is the whole of the Law"
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                            #14
                            ATA,
                            The problem with blade awareness is most of it is a crock. Use logic and common sense. The only thing a blade awareness seminar should show you is how not to be so stupid as to try and take a knife away. Think of it this way, if you learn how to be offensive with a knife, then take your training to the mirror. In other words see whether you would be able to take a knife away from yourself. First off, you need no power, need no real skills, an accidental fall will kill you, and if you believe that you can take a cut and keep on ticking, well.....that takes focus. You have to understand just how many ways a person can cut or stab you for you to realize that unless you are in a do or die situation (and how many of us come across this?) you will have to attack. Forget any control BS, it is survive or not. You can poke out a persons eye, hit a nerve zone, or kick his knee, break his balance etc.. if you are being attacked hitting a moving target is very difficult if not impossible. No one leaves their hand or arm out there for you to put a lock on. I have been situations where the knife came from someone who didn't even look like he was in the mix. I had to look very deep as to why I was in a place where this would have happened anyway. Street smarts or naive.
                            Don't buy into something that may get you hurt.

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                              #15
                              A blade art can be a good stick art, but a stick art cant be a good blade art.

                              As for ones fighting chance empty hand against a trained knife wielder, of course chances are low for success. But then there are so many things that disadvantages a person in a fight, such as size, speed, natural ability. If we all felt that such things were in-escapable inevitabilities, then why train, the bigger faster guys would always win. All techniques are techniques of opportunity, its all a matter of being able to recognize and open those opportunities that differentiates between the skilled and un-skilled. Blade awareness is not crock (unless of course you have no training). In all knife fights you will be cut (unless you are extremely lucky), but the idea is to know you vital points and to not expose them. Alot of knife deaths come from people not defending thier vital areas.

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