Discussion in 'Knives & Edged Items' started by Maximilian II, Jun 18, 2009.
The basis of my knife training is Filipino. Modernized and simplified, it works using the same movements as the martial art I was trained in, which makes things nice and easy! Short sticks (1 handed) are the same, pretty close to the same movements but longer range. Swords follow the pattern, until two handed weapons come into play. Some modification is needed there, they just plain force changes.
The ARMA's teaching goes right along with this philosophy, the movements that are defensive deflections/parries are also strikes, often delivered to both strike and defend, simultaneously. Good stuff! Western swordsmanship is tremendously underrated in my experience!
The cool thing is, firearms can be easily blended into the better arts with some thought. It's less work than you'd think!
Why wave a sword around if you have a 45 and a good sword will cost even more than a 45.
Quieter than a .45, especially useful when silence is needed.
If you run out of bullits there are blades...
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