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12-31-2010, 04:01 PM
Hello everyone,

We're trying to buy another copy of the video "Knife Defense in Aikido," demonstrated by Jim Graves (1995). Does anyone have any idea where we might purchase this now? We did a little looking on the Internet with no luck. Thanks.

Marcy and Bob

Larry Feldman
12-31-2010, 04:34 PM
I will sell you mine if you can't find one - it is VHS...

01-01-2011, 12:54 PM
I will sell you mine if you can't find one - it is VHS...
Thanks for the offer, but we're hoping to get a DVD copy.

01-01-2011, 05:04 PM
I don't think it was done in DVD. it would likely have to be converted. It was pretty basic. My copy is VHS.

George S. Ledyard
01-05-2011, 05:33 AM
The video was well done. The problem as I saw it was that the techniques shown as "knife defense" were exactly the same techniques, done in the same manner, as standard empty hand technique.

Absolutely no one uses a knife in that way. I think when doing knife defense, the techniques should reflect that fact and the attacks should be at least a bit more like knife attacks and not just Aikido stylized strikes done with a tanto in your hand.

Dennis Hooker
01-05-2011, 06:37 AM
May I suggest you find a video on Israeli Tactical Knife Fighting. I been at this more than 50 years man and boy and on a personal levelI find this the best system,.