Larry Camejo wrote:
Lots of generalisations here on knife fighting I see.
Good for theory, not so good for practice.
Just a question. How many Aikido folks here practice Tantodori in Aikido where the attacker is allowed to attack with a knife in any way he wants and fully resist your technique with muscle power, positioning etc. and attempt to cut, strike, throw, pin or whatever else he can to you in order to protect himself and not let you get off a technique against his initial knife strike?
Nah. I crosstrain in Escrima for knife.
Some of the techniques cross over anyway so you get the usual moments of, "Aha! So that is how that can work!" not to mention the odd "So that's why that's not advisable vs someone who really knows what they're doing with this thing."
I believe that Peter "uber-shodothug" Rehse has pointed out that fencing experience can help in Shodokan Tanto randori.
Tanto randori looks great fun but I only have so many days in the week.