Where would you go to learn knife fighting techniques?

Where would you go to learn knife fighting techniques?

This is a discussion on Where would you go to learn knife fighting techniques? within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Reading here and I realized that I carry a knife nearly 24-7. Even at work in the jail I carry two. But I haven't a ...

Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 46
Like Tree44Likes

Thread: Where would you go to learn knife fighting techniques?

  1. #1
    Distinguished Member Array dangerranger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Exact center of CA
    Posts
    1,746

    Where would you go to learn knife fighting techniques?

    Reading here and I realized that I carry a knife nearly 24-7. Even at work in the jail I carry two. But I haven't a clue how I would use it defensively. If I were to reach out for a weapon it would likely be a hammer or pipe wrench. Both of those will extend my reach by 18" or so. So where would you go to learn to use a knife? DR
    DrDP6 likes this.


  2. #2
    VIP Member
    Array ANGLICO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    I'm the guy next door that is polite, but does not tell you crap.
    Posts
    3,577
    Where as I often opine about a large caliber and longest barrel that you can carry, a knife can be small and effective. It is how you use the tool. Just my opinion, Sir.

    http://video.search.yahoo.com/search...tf-8&fr2=sa-gp
    Hoganbeg likes this.
    Socialism Kills! Time proven, with a very large body count! We are a Constitutional Republic....... not a Democracy, get it correct!

    Don't be mistaken for a Gecko45: http://lonelymachines.org/mall-ninjas/

    Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14qTdp-Dd30

    ANGLICO Images

  3. #3
    VIP Member Array ExSoldier's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Coral Gables, FL
    Posts
    5,802
    It is kind of telling that the Special Forces Q-Course no longer teaches knife techniques. That's my first thought. By the way, I got that tidbit of info from the officer in charge of all special forces training world wide (although he recently retired and now works a similar job as a civilian at Bragg). My next thought is what I have always been taught: If you use a knife as a weapon in a fight, where the other guy knows you have it and is similarly armed, COUNT on getting cut. That amplifies an order of magnitude when your opponent comes from a fishing culture, like the Filipino, like the latino or the Greek... anybody who uses a blade as a part of their work or passion or both. Remember the old saying about being careful of the man who only owns a single firearm, that he likely is very expert in it's use? Well that goes triple for folks who live an active knife life. LOL. IMHO, the best use of a knife in self defense is as a surprise presentation and response. My response to being jumped by a group would be to go to the ground instantly and bring as many of them down with me as possible. Then, if I can access the blade start hunting for my opponents Achilles Tendons, in order to sever those. It's tough to keep in the fight if you can't stand, ever again....OTOH, why bother with a knife? Just wear a long overcoat and remember:
    THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnJt9p-sHho
    Last edited by ExSoldier; January 2nd, 2014 at 11:30 PM.
    BadgerJ and DrDP6 like this.
    Former Army Infantry Captain; 25 yrs as an NRA Certified Instructor; Avid practitioner of the martial art: KLIK-PAO.

  4. #4
    VIP Member
    Array ANGLICO's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    I'm the guy next door that is polite, but does not tell you crap.
    Posts
    3,577
    Quote Originally Posted by ExSoldier View Post
    It is kind of telling that the Special Forces Q-Course no longer teaches knife techniques. That's my first thought. By the way, I got that tidbit of info from the officer in charge of all special forces training world wide (although he recently retired and now works a similar job as a civilian at Bragg). My next thought is what I have always been taught: If you use a knife as a weapon in a fight, where the other guy knows you have it and is similarly armed, COUNT on getting cut. That amplifies an order of magnitude when your opponent comes from a fishing culture, like the Filipino, like the latino or the Greek... anybody who uses a blade as a part of their work or passion or both. Remember the old saying about being careful of the man who only owns a single firearm, that he likely is very expert in it's use? Well that goes triple for folks who live an active knife life. LOL. IMHO, the best use of a knife in self defense is as a surprise presentation and response. My response to being jumped by a group would be to go to the ground instantly and bring as many of them down with me as possible. Then, if I can access the blade start hunting for my opponents Achilles Tendons, in order to sever those. It's tough to keep in the fight if you can't stand, ever again....
    School of the Americas!
    DrDP6 likes this.
    Socialism Kills! Time proven, with a very large body count! We are a Constitutional Republic....... not a Democracy, get it correct!

    Don't be mistaken for a Gecko45: http://lonelymachines.org/mall-ninjas/

    Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14qTdp-Dd30

    ANGLICO Images

  5. #5
    Distinguished Member Array Hoganbeg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    1,518
    Filipino Martial Arts
    ANGLICO and DrDP6 like this.

  6. #6
    Member Array OldMick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Cincinnati
    Posts
    420
    This is on the wrong side of the country for you, but I would go to TDI in Ohio. I haven't taken that course, but I've heard good reviews.

    TDI - Knife
    srings, ccw9mm and DrDP6 like this.

  7. #7
    VIP Member Array Ghost1958's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    6,031
    A Japanese restaurant?
    " It is sad governments are chief'ed by the double tongues." quote Ten Bears Movie Outlaw Josie Wales

  8. #8
    Distinguished Member Array Exacto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    1,630
    Chicago or NYC, Maybe Detroit.
    Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunder bolt...... Sun Tzu.

    The supreme art of war is to defeat the enemy without fighting........ Sun Tzu.

  9. #9
    Member Array Nutrodoc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    154
    Martial Blade Concepts by Michael Janich is excellent. It is based on Filipino and Indonesian systems. He has a series of 5 DVDs covering his approach that are available from Stay Safe Media. I've taken live training in the system and have the DVDs for review. On his website, you can look at a short video clip of each DVD to get an idea of what is covered.
    Martial Blade Concepts Home MBC CBC Knife Defense
    Stay Safe Media Home page
    DrDP6 likes this.

  10. #10
    Distinguished Member Array Madcap_Magician's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    MN
    Posts
    1,891
    You can carry knives in the jail?
    Hakkaa päälle!

  11. #11
    Distinguished Member Array Hodad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Roswell, GA
    Posts
    1,506
    Knife fighting school.

    It's one place you are not penalized for "cutting" classes or "cutting up" in class!! LOL

    Sorry all couldn't resist.
    DrDP6, Badey and BugDude like this.
    "Life is tough but it's really tough if you are stupid"

  12. #12
    Senior Member Array cn262's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    SE Wisconsin
    Posts
    796
    I was watching a special TFT video series from two Australian Special Forces guys. One of them (the bigger guy) was talking about knife fighting, showing a few techniques he's seen, and then said something like, "Everyone I've ever killed with a knife has been like this" (the demonstrates jabbing & stabbing violently into the face and eyes). At first it seemed kind of funny, but after thinking about it seems like an extreme but very effective approach. My thought is that this is something worth practicing (muscle memory and all).

    As an aside, I met a Force Recon guy at FOF training last year. I asked him about knife fighting. He told me that typically he would stick the knife through someone's neck or slice their throat if acting offensively. He demonstrated (using a plastic knife) defensive maneuvers. No matter how I came at him he would have the knife sticking into me in less than a second. I'm sure that took a lot of training. He then added that in 7 years he never had to use that, and the only guy that he knows who did used it in a bar fight. So, it makes you wonder if it is a good investment of time (although it still was very cool to see).
    DrDP6 likes this.

  13. #13
    VIP Member Array oakchas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    7,414
    TFT=Target Focus Training.

    Learn all (you'll ever need to know) about knife fighting from them.

    If your opponent hasn't walked up to you and immediately stuck you (many times) with the knife, he has little INTENT, just intimidation.

    Whether you have a knife or not, you may get cut.

    Of course, we all like the Indiana Jones school of Knife (or sword) Fighting:



    But it really does illustrate the point... the swordsman is attempting to intimidate Indiana...

    He don't play dat.

    Of course, if you insist on letting the BG determine how you are going to fight him... You are gonna get hurt, his way...

    You claim to be a corrections officer... have you ever seen how someone gets killed with a shiv? There ain't no "knife fighting" involved... It's STAB STAB STAB STAB STAB STAB... until someone stops you...

    Rumor has it that the Aryan Brotherhood membership was required to study anatomy in prison after stabbing a guy some 50 times, and it was determined by the coroner that only one of the wounds was the fatal wound.

    JMO, your mileage may vary.
    BadgerJ and DrDP6 like this.
    Rats!
    It could be worse!
    I suppose

  14. #14
    VIP Member Array ghost tracker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Ky Backwoods
    Posts
    4,840
    Malaysia (Karambit technique). Kali Silat styles take the assailant OUT OF THE FIGHT with swift, strategic removal of bodily support structure (muscles, tendons, nerves). While slash & stab (blood loss, vital organ puncture) may eventually work, IMHO, immediate disability is preferable to eventual fatality.
    DrDP6 likes this.
    There are only TWO kinds of people in this world; those who describe the world as filled with two kinds of people...and those who don't.

  15. #15
    Distinguished Member
    Array molleur's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    palm bay, florida
    Posts
    1,355
    Look at the info provided in Col. Rex Applegate's books. Still totally valid.
    Brutal, fast and extremely violent are key. It will take much longer for your opponent to expite than you may think.
    Incapacite, then finish.

    Best not to get into a knife fight at all, even if you have to run away. You will get cut!
    DrDP6 likes this.

Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

john kary american combatives

,
john p kary of american combatives inc
,
knife combat semiars ohio 2014
,
knife combat training virginia
,

knife fighting defense

,
knive fighting training in wi
,
learn knife fighting
,
learn to knife fight cincinnati ohio
,
pittsburgh combatives kary
,

ray floro forum review

,
ray floro review
,
strick knife fighters ohio
Click on a term to search for related topics.

» Log in

User Name:

Password:

Not a member yet?
Register Now!

» DefensiveCarry Sponsors