NEW RELEASE PRICE VALID UNTIL 10/05/2022**Available via online streaming only** Comparing South African Piper Knife System to Filippino Knife Systems. 24 videos 2-hours of instruction "Whenever I bring up the Piper knife fighting system on seminars or private lessons,...
Let me be clear, it is never easy to deal with a committed knife attacker. You are at a huge disadvantage. But, these methods give you a real fighting chance so that you may be able to go home without debilitating injuries.
The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) is a complete fighting system, but it dedicates a substantial portion of training to knife-fighting. The entire system focuses on brutal hand-to-hand combat, the mindset of a warrior, conditioning to outlast your opponent, and close-quarter fighting. Altogether, the program is a mix of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, boxing, wrestling, Muay Thai, and other proven martial arts. It also incorporates a warrior ethos from the Spartans, Zulu, and the Apache, allowing U.S. Marines to develop a ruthless fighting spirit to execute the mission under immense pressure. Out of the entire U.S. military branch, Marines are the only ones required to train all members with knives.
Forged in the 1400s, the stiletto is an elegant blade with an acutely sharp needlepoint and was originally conceived to pierce through chain-mail. In the medieval times, the slender blade was a nightmare for knights, as this thrusting weapon was able to leave them bleeding, turning their shining armor into an improvised coffin. The main Italian knife fighting system is called Paranza Corta, which is also referred to as Schema Di Siciliano. This knife combat style is built around the stiletto blade and is still used for both dueling and defense in the modern world.
During the long history of the knife as a weapon, many systems or schools of knife fighting have developed around the world. Each is usually distinguished by region and culture of their origin. In past centuries the repeated invasion and conquest of foreign territories by invading armies frequently resulted in the dissemination and adoption of knives and knife fighting techniques. These were in turn adapted and improved upon through long practice and drills, sometimes over hundreds of years.
In Andalusian Spain, the use of the large navaja (folding knife) as a fighting knife has been commonly used by the peoples of that region since the 17th century. In that part of Spain, sword and knife fighting techniques (espada y daga) were regularly taught to young men as a necessary skill, often passed down from father to son as a rite of passage to adulthood (and in some cases, to daughters as well). In 18th- and 19th-century Spain esgrimas de navaja (fencing, or knife-fighting schools) could be found in the major cities and throughout Andalucía, particularly in Córdoba, Málaga, and Seville. As time went on, these schools began to depart from teaching traditional sword-fighting and fencing techniques in favour of simplified attacks and defences based largely on the concept of deception, distraction, and counterstrike.
Among navaja aficionados, the gamblers or barateros of Málaga and Seville were cited as the most skilled practitioners of fighting with the navaja. The firmly-established knife-fighting tradition with the navaja in Andalusian Spain would later spread to other Spanish-speaking countries, and was known as el legado Andaluz, or "the Andalusian legacy".
The Esgrima Criolla ("Creole fencing") method of knife fighting was popularized by the South American gaucho and his large-bladed facón. Deprived of their ability to wear a sword by various edicts, Spanish gentlemen in South America adopted the facón, together with fighting techniques developed directly from el legado Andaluz, including the use of an item of clothing such as a poncho or cloak to protect the weaponless arm. The facón was later universally adopted by the gaucho in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay and later by men of the rural working class of those countries.
Arnis, also referred to as Eskrima and Kali, is an indigenous Philippine martial art involving the use of sticks, knives and other bladed weapons. Like most other knife fighting traditions, Eskrima is learned by constant practice, using sparring encounters between two or more opponents in order to hone a practitioner's physical skills and mental concentration. This martial art flourished for hundreds of years as part of a society with a blade culture, and the system's already impressive indigenous techniques were later directly influenced by Spanish and Andalusian fencing and knife fighting systems with the introduction of the angles of attack and the use of espada y daga (the word eskrima is a Filipinization of the Spanish word esgrima, meaning a fighting or fencing school).
The knife was designed exclusively for surprise attack and fighting, with a slender blade that can easily penetrate a ribcage. The vase handle grants precise grip, and the blade's design is especially suited to its use as a fighting knife. Fairbairn's rationale is in his book Get Tough! (1942).
"In close-quarters fighting there is no more deadly weapon than the knife. In choosing a knife there are two important factors to bear in mind: balance and keenness. The hilt should fit easily in your hand, and the blade should not be so heavy that it tends to drag the hilt from your fingers in a loose grip. It is essential that the blade have a sharp stabbing point and good cutting edges, because an artery torn through (as against a clean cut) tends to contract and stop the bleeding. If a main artery is cleanly severed, the wounded man will quickly lose consciousness and die."
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