posted on Dec, 9 2010 @ 09:46 AM
Amusing thread I must say…
Fighting/practicing with swords, machetes, axes, spears etc. is not only extremely tiresome (you’d be surprised if you haven’t tried) but also
outright dangerous if you lack the proper skills necessary. You may even end up hurting yourself more than the “enemy” in the frenzy of combat. To
fight effectively with melee weapons you need a very good physique (physical strength and endurance) and the proper skills. Most weapons probably
won’t even be properly balanced and would be extremely fatiguing to use.
If not, consider using a melee weapon that requires almost zero skill and physique, like a good old sharp knife or a brass knuckle with spikes. In
fact, a knife would probably be your most effective close combat weapon. You can strike with it so fast and so quick that your target will probably
not know what just happened… speaking in ideal conditions of course.
If you are going to prepare for an event like this, then get yourself a couple of different knives and keep them sharp, VERY sharp. Also knives can
easily be concealed on your body. They are your ideal melee weapons. And get a machete, good for chopping through wood and stuff.
Because knife combat is extremely unpredictable and utterly dangerous, I would suggest arming yourself with anything that will distract/disrupt/blind
by going for the eyes, like a spray can, small objects like coins and pebbles (or shurikens), etc. The moment your opponent is disrupted/blinded go
for the kill or run like hell.
I would also recommend making yourself body armor or perhaps even a lightweight but sturdy shield capable of sustaining heavy damage without breaking.
Good body armor should be really simple and practical, nothing fancy. I’d advise against making full body armor unless, as with the weapons, you
know how to fight in armor. Anything padded or made of leather/kevlar would be good to cushion hits to your body. Consider making at least leather
bracers/greaves reinforced with strong but lightweight metal bars could defend your arms and legs.
Lastly, I recommend the Animals No Nonsense Self Defense