For many years, the folks at Cold Steel have spent time developing a knife fighting method that allows the properly trained fighter to vanquish his enemy with minimal risk of being cut or stabbed in the process. During the developmental period it borrowed heavily from Western Fencing, and Filipino Martial Arts, including Lameco Escrima, Japanese Ken Jitsu, and Western Boxing as well, with personal techniques and methods used as well.
The result of this effort is a knife fighting method which stresses the avoidance of close range in favor of long range techniques aided by footwork, rhythm, timing, speed and superior tactics and strategy. This basic course has been condensed onto 3 DVD's so you can now study, and train in the comfort and convenience of your own home. If you study them faithfully and practice diligently with a training partner, you will gain the skill and ability necessary to give you a huge advantage if ever forced to defend your life or a loved one's with a fighting knife.
THE WARRIOR'S EDGE DISC CONTENTS
Disc One (1 hour 52 minutes):
- Volume 1 - Introduction to Long Range Knife Fighting:
Subjects covered will be three ranges of knife fighting, and the types of knives you may encounter and demonstrations of their cutting and piercing power. Other topics include, how knives may concealed, how to make a Cold Steel® style training knife, why your knife must be strong and sharp and how to grip the fighting knife.
- Volume 2 - On Guard Stance & Footwork: This tape teaches the clock concept, Cold Steel's basic on guard stance, common mistakes made in assuming the fighting stance and footwork; including forward, backward, lateral, diagonal and circular movement as well as the replacement step, lunge, flechè and leaping attack. This is an absolute must have DVD as there are no knife fighters of any consequence out there who don’t possess superior footwork.
Disc Two (3 hours 18 minutes):
- Volume 3 - Thrusts & Slashes:
How to use the point of your fighting knife to execute the rake, speed jab, power stab, and épée thrust as well as elliptical and circular stabbing methods. Also taught on this volume will be how to use the edge of your knife to slash cut, chop, hack, snap cut and vertical whip as well as the 12 angles of attack.
- Volume 4 - Defense:
How to use defensive footwork, defend against attacks on your knife hand, evasion patterns and techniques, parrying, stop hitting, counter slashing and stabbing and blocking with your knife edge. Also taught will be the use of the empty hand to stop-hit, beat, parry, block, tap, and chop with, and the concept of Mai, or judging distance will be covered.
Disc Three (1 hour 55 minutes):
- Volume 5 - Offense:
How to recognize and exploit the 21 common openings or weaknesses in your opponent’s defense. The five principles in creating openings and the 11 pillars of strategy.
- Volume 6 - Training Drills and Sparring:
How to perform training drills that will develop the skills and attributes you need before proceeding to spar. Also actual sparring instruction and demonstrations.