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Old 04-08-2008, 12:09 PM   #251
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Re: Knife Randori Videos

The question is whether you escalate to a "live blade".

With my students, I teach the blade to my women students almost immediately. I wait a minimum of two years before I allow my men students to touch a live blade.

The issue is more physiological than psychological. A man with secrete greater amounts of adrenelin and cortisol when faced with a fight or flight situation. This translates to lack of control in the body and specifically the "male" right hand.

Women on the other hand are in greater control of their emotions given the lower levels of hormone given the stimulus of danger.

As such, knife with create greater perception of danger than stick. Yet, finesse a female quality is more easilly used in smaller more hidden circles. It is the weapon of an assassin and not a police officer.

Joseph T. Oliva Arriola

Joseph T. Oliva Arriola
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