reply to post by ProjectJimmy
What I was taught, is intended for actual combat.
I began actual training in 'Shuai Chao".
In Shuai Chao, you learn to fall, as well as maintain a low center.
The entire body is used for throwing and falling.
Falling and recovery become offensives.
I recall a move where the leg is used to amplify an upward thrust, which if one were to have a short sword, would be a devastating move.
Because of the proximity, it is nearly indefensible.
Something is getting cut.
Swords are scary things no doubt, but as has been mentioned already several times, projectiles are much more frightening when faced with a real
I am years out of practice by the way and forgot a lot of it.
Which brings me to something else I was taught and I am exceedingly proficient at, and I practice often.
Learning how to effectively use anything as a weapon is a skill worth having in any survival situation.
This is going to sound really stupid, but I will divulge it anyway.
Examples would be, scissors, screwdrivers, pliers, cans of soda, paper, dishes.
Rope, OMG great stuff. 550 cord and Shuai Chao.
Never leave home without it.
I have a specific length of 550 tied to my keys. Which are not too heavy, but when swung, will break a windshield. Yes, I have tried.
Clothing and towels work just like rope, but you can blind someone and conceal what you have.
Pens can inflict some serious injury if know how to handle them and how to throw the metal ones. Think of the "Borne" movie where he fights with a
pen and a magazine.
Paper. The innocuous paper. I can fold single sheet of paper in such a way that it may as well be a knuckle duster.
All survival tactics.
All good to know when the ammo runs out.
All serve to buy you time to get out of dodge.
I take great enthusiasm in knowing how to handle odd stuff like I was going to dust someone with it.
All things being relative, I hope the would be assasin is the one whom runs out of ammo first.