Proper hand position for empty hand v. knife

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  1. BryMcK

    BryMcK White Belt

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    In answer to your question may I recommend looking at Floro Fighting Systems.
    http://www.florofightingsystems.com
    I have studied this system and I have found it to be the best edged weapons system that I have seen so far. It is simple and easy to learn as well as highly effective. These were the biggest points for me.
    Hope this helps.
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    Can you tell us some more about it? What does Floro Fighting Systems have to say about how to hold your hands if you're fighting unarmed against a knife?

    Why don't you take a moment and tell us about yourself over in the Meet & Greet?
     
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    "Very Limited" ok...."VERY GOOD".... then you get the point....Keep your techniqes simple & direct, make it effective & honest, be able to do it all under 6 seconds or less......then drill it over and over again, in sets 20, 30, 40 & more, day and night....in every environment you walk. Add in a few challenges to overcome any fears (empowerment)......then test it at full speed and power with someone much bigger and faster than yourself, remember no holding back. Note; you will need forearm protection for your partner somewhere into your first few weeks........the two techniques can be learned in about 90 days.....with about 10,000reps. Sets of 20,30, 40 etc is vital... as is range. I have an empowerment day coming up in May.....my first AFF Level I "Skydive"......Skydiveperris.com
    As for my own backround......my first teacher was Master Haumea, better know as "Tiny" to his students. The endexing technique comes from the W.A.R. system....lookup Cliff Stewart....Within Arms Reach....system for professional bodyguard. If you like to know more? message me privately I will help you with the endex technique if you still like or answer any questions you my have about me or my personal system!
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    Of course, this assumes you know he has a knife...
     
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    No....I train every technique as if being attack with a knife or a gun, it's more mind set....there are no real blocks only strikes.....every strike is Attitude.....only made to destroy, nothing more. Simple & pure Self Defense.
     
  6. BryMcK

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    He has a certain posture that keeps the hand up much like a kickboxing posture with the hands back by the face almost like a double salute, yet the elbows are pulled back to just in front of the shoulders as well rather than in front of the body. The principle behind this is something I learned long ago when fighting a blade you need to try and keep your whole body away from strikes. A knife can do a lot of damage quickly even to the arms.
    There are other parts to the posture such as a slight lean forward creating an illusion of a closer distance when we are in fact out of their range. He combines a lot of his years of filipino weapons fighing with his fencing strategies.
    It impresses me enough that I am looking at getting instructor certified.
     
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    My friend, Tom Furman has studied with him and I have seen some of his vids, I like his style alot.
     
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    Walking by and saw the horse still laying there so I decided to kick it again...

    The only "proper hand position" to have being unarmed against the knife is the position that has your hands or other body weapons on there meat and causing an injury to the threat.
    I keep in mind one always needs a system of checks and balances so I tend to leave a check hand close to my heart.
    BTW there is no such thing as being "unarmed" especially if you have the ability to think and move, you have the most powerful weapons in any mans arsenal available to you which is of course... the naked human mind and body.
     
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    Yeah it's a very good system based on simplicity and straight line strikes. He has some incredible speed due to this method.123
     

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