posted on May, 12 2010 @ 04:21 PM
reply to post by brilab45
You can train yourself if you have a training partner.
Use dry erase markers of different colors. Then pick a spot, assume the stance I mentioned earlier with knees flexed, knife foot slightly behind guard
foot, body turned to present minimal target.
Then fight. If you know anatomy you know where the vulnerable points are. Fight for kills, fight to disable, fight to damage. The marks left by the
markers will tell you what you're doing wrong.
Develop your own style, what works for you. Think of it as a deadly dance that involves your entire body, mind and spirit. Use them all. Absolutely
must be focussed into and on the fight-space, that volume of time and territory you fight in.
After you become comfortable that you know what you are doing with the dry erase markers, graduate to fighting with sheathed blades, making
triple-damned sure the sheathes can't come off accidentally.
Among the knives I have scattered: a machete, heavy camp cleaver, assorted throwing knives, several folders, several straight-blades. There's no
single best knife, just favorites, and that comes to personal choice.
[edit on 12-5-2010 by apacheman]