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Old 05-19-2011, 09:24 AM   #134
Eric Joyce
Dojo: Budoshingikan
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 179
Re: Tanto Practice - Is true Aikido effective for disarming?

Tim Jester wrote: View Post
Hey Graham, I think you misinterpreted my meaning. All things being equal means that you have the same exact skills before the knife is added.

It is after the knife where Rock, Paper, Scissors comes into play.

Sorry for the confusion and thanks for the reply!


Eric, that knife looks very cool! How potent is the shock? Do you have to press a button or anything or is it on all the time??

Hey Tim,

Yes they are cool. Pricey as well but a fantastic training tool that provides immediate feedback. The electricity is controlled by an activator button on the handle. When I stab or slice, I depress the button and bingo...voltage city. It uses a 9 volt battery I believe. Just make sure to use them carefully. Protective goggles are highly recommended. Just read the instructions carefully to understand how it works and how it feels. The knife has adjustable settings (low, med, high). The highest setting can be painful (like a bee sting) and it does stimulate you through clothing. Also, the shock knife makes a very odd noise that can definitely add to the adrenaline of the situation

Eric Joyce
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