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This is my first time posting in this section of MA Talk. I have read some of the post. Cool topic, just wanted to say hi!!!

Welcome!

Don't be afraid to poke around and ask questions. :)
 

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Hi, kicks. Do you train with knives at all?
 
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In answering about training with knives. No, I am bo staff person. I think knife weapons are awesome. I love to see the kata's with them.

I also think a knife weapon is for special people. I am learning a new weapon dealing with knives. Pray I don't slice or cut myself.
 

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In answering about training with knives. No, I am bo staff person. I think knife weapons are awesome. I love to see the kata's with them.

I also think a knife weapon is for special people. I am learning a new weapon dealing with knives. Pray I don't slice or cut myself.

Kicks, you shouldn't be training with live steel if this is your first time working with knives. Ask your instructor for a training blade that doesn't have a sharp edge. These are often aluminum knives without a cutting surface, but they can also be wood or even hard foam.

If you need a trainer just say the word and I can point you to a few sources where you can by them cheaply. If this isn't an option, train with a plastic knife, train with a table knife, train with a cardboard cutout that looks like a knife, train with a kitchen spatula, but PLEASE don't train with a live blade!!
 

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Carol has given you some wise advice. Don't start your training with what we call a "live blade" - that's a knife with a sharp edge.

No matter what trainer you start with, treat everything you put in your hand for knife training, treat it like a live edged weapon. Don't train alone or without direct training.

Even the best knife fighter will get cut in a fight - it's not a matter of *if* it's *when.*

Train smart. :asian:
 

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Welcome!

Just be careful, knives are addictive! So far I haven't found any 12-step programs for it either!
 

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Kicks, you shouldn't be training with live steel if this is your first time working with knives. Ask your instructor for a training blade that doesn't have a sharp edge. These are often aluminum knives without a cutting surface, but they can also be wood or even hard foam.

If you need a trainer just say the word and I can point you to a few sources where you can by them cheaply. If this isn't an option, train with a plastic knife, train with a table knife, train with a cardboard cutout that looks like a knife, train with a kitchen spatula, but PLEASE don't train with a live blade!!

Good advice above and make sure you get some instruction from a qualified person.
 
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thank you for the advice. I promise you I am not working with live blades at all. I will be safe!

Again, thank you for the advice.
 

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thank you for the advice. I promise you I am not working with live blades at all. I will be safe!

Again, thank you for the advice.

That's awesome Kicks!

And don't be afraid to keep asking questions. I just wanted to make sure you were safe first. We care about ya. :D
 

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Kicks, you shouldn't be training with live steel if this is your first time working with knives. Ask your instructor for a training blade that doesn't have a sharp edge. These are often aluminum knives without a cutting surface, but they can also be wood or even hard foam.

If you need a trainer just say the word and I can point you to a few sources where you can by them cheaply. If this isn't an option, train with a plastic knife, train with a table knife, train with a cardboard cutout that looks like a knife, train with a kitchen spatula, but PLEASE don't train with a live blade!!
You can even mask the live edge of a blade with electrical tape or something similar instead of training with it "really" live. It's not ideal, but it works.
 
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