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Martial Arts – Basic Edged Weapons Tactics Part – 1


Edged Weapons

(00:06) Gentleman, welcome!

(00:09) Tonight’s class is going to be about edged weapons, we’re going to work blunted weapons to edged weapons from folding knives to fixed blades to swords. What we’re going to do is we’re going to show a relational data between different types of knives and the sword, how they cut, how the human body reacts and the medical implications that go along with these types of cuts.

Saturday Night Knives

(00:35) One of the first things that we’re going to do, is we’re going to go to the little Saturday night knives and anything I call Saturday night knives is little anything, little cheap 995 wiggly blade type knives. But you know, still if it somebody sticks with it, you bleed quite alertly.

(00:57) The idea behind a knife like this and a protection situation is, you know, almost negligible because one thing the blade is very very short and if you try to stick anybody with it you can see that the knife here is fixed in a very very short location less than half an inch, that means that it will break when you try to stick it into anything solid.

Combat Blade

(01:26) The second weapon is more of a combat blade. A combat blade like this, you can see its specs also very short but the way that mechanism fits in goes all the way across it actually the half inch. Half piece it is across the way to the blade. It’s a little loose here but it’s very solid. The tip of the blade is meant to puncture, so when you’re using a knife like this, you never come in with the blade in an upright position, cutting blade up or cutting blade down doesn’t matter. What you do here is you’re coming in with the blade on a horse on a motion. So that when you come in, you’re mainly coming to the upper thorax of the body and you actually setting in. If it hits the bone, it will actually slide down and slide into the rib puncturing the body.

(02:25) Plastic. No. That’s not.

Fighting Postures

(02:28) Alright, anyway. So fighting postures with the blade is very very important. This you will see as a typical fighting posture when you see somebody learning or being taught knife fighting. What’s wrong with this type of position is you have your blade out here to be kicked or knocked out of your hand.

(02:51) What you want to do is you want the knife and hand to be bounced out. So during the fighting position here, you see that I’m using my power side, I’m right-handed; I’m using my power-side forward. What I’m doing here is I’m going to reach up and I’m going to detract the attention of my opponent, by coming with my motion here as I come across with the knife.

(03:17) Now, you didn’t need to step back. Again, position one here we can come up with a launch, this is a very very simple situation, we’re coming here with the launch. Normally what we want will retract the knife very very quickly. So we’re here.Okay.

(03:43) Now. Give a shot. You can use me as a target. When you’re in position here, you take that. See?

(04:06) Just open your hands, just open your hand like that.

(04:13) Okay. Mike. That’s good and you’re here so when you… (in action) okay? Step deep with the same leg. Now you watch the step in the same side. Watch, here in position here, okay my legs are not here. I’m not T, okay I’m right here and what I’m doing is I have my hand here and I’m going open (in action).

(04:55) And straight, push it this way. See your positions here and you’re going one… two. Good!

(05:07) Now one of the things, that you have to realize is that as your new position here and you’re going to use your hand and you want to detract their attention, okay. You want to pull their attention away from the knife and you, easy thing to do is this; see, opens to that.

(05:30) Here (in action), okay. You look right up. All right now, very very simple motion the same thing as you can do here with the knife is when an individual is fighting against you; he has a knife also and he’s standing at here. When the easiest thing for you to do is your hands are both here. When the easy thing for you to do is take and severe in appendage.

(06:08) Okay, this way. Just here, right across your fingers.  See if I come down across your fingers you’re gonna definitely drop that blade, okay. Especially if they have both hands leading up like this kinda be a little harder to do because they are little more aware. It’s very simple to just come up. Okay, hit fingers. You know, take them off.

(06:37) So both of you. He got a fixed blade and work, use one another as a target. And here’s this position, it’s very very simple to flip down. Don’t lift up, just flick right here. Position’s right here, just right here, and here it goes this way (in action). Just right down. Yes, just flicker the rest.

(07:20) Yes, see that. A hand motions work very simple. Do you have one of the rubber knives? Please.

(07:50) The last place you look, just need one. One’s fine.

(07:56) Now, so you can see when we’re coming across here and I’m in the position I’m just going to come right here. Okay, see it just goes.

(08:10) I’d come this way take them off. I’d come this way and extract the blade. So yeah, so you can see, too. All right, I’ll do it nice and slow.

(08:25) See he’s got his hand back there, that’s fine, too. So, all I do is like very simple. I come right here, I got my blade here, and I’m just gonna come across. See, come across the thumb, anywhere down here. If he’s got his hands right here, I’m gonna come with my blade this way across the inside of the fingers.

(08:47) The whole ideas to come across and take the fingertips out. I mean, you can feel that. Very very simple.

(08:55) Okay, with the edged blade. Try with a blunt… yeah.

(09:43) Use your body. Yeah. One thing he’s gonna do is drop that knife.

(09:52) See, I mean you’re really cutting… covering, cutting the fingers quite severely.

Fixed Weapon (Guns)

(10:05) The whole idea is what you’re trying to is you’re trying to injure your opponent. To a point that he’s not gonna wanna continue. The ultimate dough has, they always say that when a man has a fixed weapon on you like this (pulls out a gun); there… the ultimate weapon.

(10:37) Yeah, there’s a difference. That’s the other equalizer.

(10:52) An empty guns like an empty head.

(10:57) All right now, the other position that you do, when you’re coming in and you wanna severe across somebody’s appendage is you come across the back part of the hand. Severing here right across the back part of the wrist. But you come here across, you know; this way cuts deep, this way causes a lot of blood. Yeah, and when you have a lot of blood running down, you know it causes a lot of consternation.

(11:28) All right, same thing here on the opposite side, cut the angle just a little bit. Now that hurt, you’re coming down and you’re actually stepping as you’re coming this way.

(11:43) Yeah. See, so when you’re coming here… step this way.

(11:55) Correct. Well, what he’s talking about is this.

(12:38) Now bring your hands for a close like this. Step to that side.

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