This is a discussion on Knife Training within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Bm7b5 I've recently just started carry two knives (Spyderco Delicas). I also bought a couple of Delica trainers. I have no training, ...
When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. - Thomas Jefferson
Wow, respecting the Sensei/Sifu is one thing but I must say that's a bit harsh, but you learned a valuable lesson that if you can resolve something before it happens, its much better to things that way.
Before every class we recite a pledge, saying
"Being a student of the Martial arts, I pledge, to put forth my effort when training, to show proper respect to my instructors and fellow students, to only use my training as a means of protection and to represent myself, my instructors, fellow students and my Dojo in an honorable way." I think this is a much better way to teach the aforementioned lesson.
"Put on the whole armor of God..."
let me amend my last statement, respecting them is one thing but letting them beat you should not have been asked of a student, we are not in fuedal china anymore
"Put on the whole armor of God..."
I'm 42 now, but I was a Sniper in the Army in my 20's. While being a Sniper in Alaska I took part in a Knife fighting course something like the movie "The Hunted" but we trained with large survival knives and daggers. Later on when I became a Corrections Officer in Az I observed a lot of Prison techniques that I would practice with on my own. I highly recommend learning to use some sort of knife, it has serve me well over the years. Not to mention my favorite the trusty "Box Cutter". It doesn't take a lot of skill to use, its legal, and deadly especially the type that's curved with a rubber gripped handle that's used to cut vinyl flooring. You can ruin someone's day if you were able to grab an arm or leg and slice.
I hold a training session for two different groups, each once a week usually for 6 to 8 months time span. During this time, students go from going from step by step to executing defenses by reflect and near the end see opportunities rather than simply focusing on one form of defense against a specific attack. What is important to understand is that practice is extremely important. If you do not practice both in static and fluid environments than the likelihood of successfully, defending yourself may be part luck and part skill. For one I rather rely more on ingrained skills than luck.
I firmly believe that all training sessions should include training which is static in nature which creates a good learning environment along with (as students progress) training which is under mild stress. Training needs to include empty hand practice which always transitions to some form of defensive tool along with times when no tool is available.
I am 53 years old, started learning on the streets in my teenage years and still learning and expect to continue learning as the years go by.
ACCJT Certified LEO DT Instructor
Back to the OP.....
Yes. Southnarc and Tom Sotis. In fact I'm hosting Sotis for another Seminar here in Chattanooga at the end of January.
I am new in this forum and this is a great forum.I am pleased to become a member in this forum.I need lessons of knives to defend my self.Usually I like to carry Rambo knives but don't know how to defend with it.That's why I'm joined this forum.
Pekiti-Tirsia Global Organization
Pekiti Tirsia...awesome blade style
They have alot of certified instructors or training groups in Texas
"You fight the way you Train"
Speaking of the above...I don't know about y'all, but I'm a bit leery of schools that promise "No one, and I mean no one, will remove the Knife from your hand", and "Go beyond footwork patterns and exercises - execute tactical footwork in sparring and combat and never be hit". I was around in the 1980s when you'd see ten advertisements per chop socky rag promising super secret ninja death touches, ultimate deadly hand-to-hand combat, and invisibility techniques.
Not saying they don't have anything to teach, their website just smacks strongly of self-aggrandizing horse hockey and that kind of ticks me off...
Ok, fine. It really ticks me off.