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By John Styers

ISBN-10: 087364025X

ISBN-13: 9780873640251

Paladin has bought particular reprint rights to this vintage (originally released by means of Leatherneck magazine), which used to be the Marine bible of unarmed wrestle. Emphasizing the perform element of bayonet, knife and stick struggling with, this infrequent quantity additionally offers brief classes in unarmed strive against and knife throwing. for educational research in simple terms.

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You're right. He'll kill you if you don't do something immediately to discourage him. CONFIDENCE in YOURSELF is your primary MENTAL attack. A bucketful of his wild zest will drain from him when he sees you plant yourself in the guard position and DEFY him. He'll stop in his tracks and think things over. You have won part of the mental duel. com). Please register to remove this message. 3/6/2008 COLD STEEL Page 51 of 136 physical bout has just begun. SIZE UP YOUR OPPONENT. You will be able to judge the EFFECTIVE RANGE of your opponent immediately by the way he holds his blade and the stance he takes.

When it comes in range grab his wrist and thrust YOUR FIGHTING KNIFE A stout blade of fine steel is the prerequisite when you go shopping for your knife. The blade should be tough enough to resist most impacts without showing a fixed bend. When severely strained beyond the point of returning to its original position, the blade should bend instead of snapping off. The steel should be hard enough to hold an edge. Clamp down hard on your opponent's wrist; at the same time move your body in close and thrust your blade into the target The knife should be from seven to ten inches in length and resemble the form of the traditional American Bowie.

2. Draw the blade back to the guard position immediately after the cut is made. 3. Keep the blade pointed at the throat at all times except when making definite attacks to other targets. 4. Practice executing the full VERTICAL and HORIZONTAL CUT until the action is clean. The blade must avoid making circles at the full extension of the arm. These circles are the result of forced action of the wrist or forearm, preventing the NATURAL ACTION of the blade. 5. Begin your practice with the hand so that you may better understand and control the whip action.

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