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Old 05-21-2005, 04:06 AM   #52
Matt Molloy
Join Date: Apr 2004
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Re: techniquies in street fights

Quote:
Alex Lawrence wrote:
Knives are pretty much a psychological thing. If you deal with them as an empty hand attack there isn't much problem with them.
I'm afraid that this comes across as ridiculous bordering on insane.

If you grab (even accidentally) an empty hand, you'll probably be alright. If you do this to a knife, you'll definitely have some trauma to the hand.

If an empty hand lands lightly and strokes you, no damage done. Not so with a sharp knife.

The list could go on and on.

Go find an experienced escrima/arnis/kali or any other knife proficient art practitioner. Train with them and when you know what you're talking about, be so good as to post a retraction.

Even do the old drill where you get a training knife, cover it in dye/chalk and, wearing an old t-shirt, do some training.

When you see that t-shirt with the dye on it, think that each mark would have been a cut.

Repeat to yourself, "knives are pretty much a psychological thing."

See if you still believe it.

Cheers,

Matt.
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