Originally posted by Red Blade
I think that EVERYONE in EVERY Modern Arnis Thread knows that Guro Bram will be at your Symposium!
Can you say "Informercial"?
Not "everyone" knows about the Symposium! I have two private e-mails that I answered this morning regarding the event and that would also mean that "everyone" is not aware that Master Bram Frank will be a presenter.
The greater pupose of my post and opening a new thread was to provide information regarding the growing awareness in Europe as well as police and military circles about the Gunting Knife. I happen to consider the knife to be the best and most innovative tactical folding knife on the market today. It has blunt instrument, joint-locking and cutting utilization properties. All other tactical folding knives possess only properties 1 and 3. The highly unique kinetic opening feature is a major innovation in folding knives. I really like this tool and I have added it to my "hand tools for self defense" seminar program.
I have been teaching the hand tools seminar since 1986 and the Gunting is the only knife that I have ever used in the program. Prior to the Gunting coming on the market, the hand tools were the pocket/palm stick and the kubaton keychain. Obviously folding knives were available to me, if I chose to use one. However, none of them before the Gunting gave me the ability to teach a full force continuim program.
I am going to continue to posting new information about the Gunting, even after the Symposium is history, because it is a wonderful self defense tool. I have not and will not give up my instruction in the uses of the pocket/palm stick and kubaton keychain. They are very useful tools and particularly for those who do not want to carry or use a knife. The Gunting gives me another tool and one does not have to go toward immediate lethality with it, hence my appriciation for the tool.
BTW, you might want to read my essay on the Kubaton Keychain that was printed in volume 4, number 4 of the Filipino Martial Arts Magazine. I would more than happy to conduct a "Hand Tools for Self Defense" seminar for you or any other members of this forum.
Just drop me a line at <firstname.lastname@example.org> to start the process. (Now that is a commercial announcement!)
Jerome Barber, Ed.D.