Knife Drills, Please?

Discussion in 'Weapons' started by Daniel Miller, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. Michael Spivey

    Michael Spivey Warrior Monk

    The last POSes that tried that on me was during Desert Storm, I am here, they are DEAD. I do not fight for fun or for sport, I fight when necessary to stay alive and I have no problem ending an attacker when attacked. Attacking some one here in NM is not a smart thing to do as EVERY attack or assault is automatically assumed to be made with lethal intent.
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  2. Gone

    Gone Guest

    Being in the military and on deployment, you were probably wearing a big flak vest that covered most of your internal organs and arteries, as well as a helmet and other protective pieces. You probably weren't alone, either. I bet that you were on patrol with other soldiers, and you all had multiple weapons on you.

    How were you attacked? You say it like there was more than one attacker.
  3. Michael Spivey

    Michael Spivey Warrior Monk

    I still train and teach, although at 60 I am a bit slower and less resilient as I once was. GRIN. Less empty hand fighting now and more weapons, swords and sticks, (the length is immaterial to me). I usually carry concealed, practice Combat handgun and shotgun, and still shoot open sighted rifle at 600 yards, and scoped rifle at 800 yards. I currently hold a 5th Degree Black in TSD, a 4th Degree Black in Toyama Ryu Batto Jutsu, a 4th Degree Black in Itashikata Funzento Kobushi Jujutsu (Lit: Path of the Wrathful Fist) and a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Ranagi Shinto Jojutsu. My training in FMA greatly improved my close quarter knife and short sword and double sword work and is incorporated into my jujutsu method. I usually walk with a 4' walking stick (Jo), which to me is a sword, yari, and naginata. I am also an archer and shoot compound, re-curve and straight limbed long bows, I throw tomahawks and knives/spikes.

    I entered the military (USN) in 1976 holding 1st Degree Black Belts in TSD and Toyama Ryu and have used every opportunity to study and learn more. I began my study of TSD in 1968, Toyama Ryu in 1970, Jujutsu in 1974, FMA in 1977, and Jojutsu in 1978.
  4. Michael Spivey

    Michael Spivey Warrior Monk

    Actually I was a Civilian Weapons Specialist attached to the F-117 (37th TFW) in 1991 and I was out in Kahimis Mushayat with 7 USAF personnel shopping. The attackers were tangos out of Yemen who were trying to kidnap Americans, we were attacked in a hardware store (a weapons rich environment) with narrow isles and I killed 2 of them and severely injured 3 more, and a third was killed with a cast iron frying pan by one of the USAF guys before we were all swarmed by Saudi Security Forces. I can say that the thing called "spidey sense" really does exist Or maybe it is just being a martial artist who credits his instructor and training with being alive. It seemed like everything was in slow motion and I did not remember what I did BUT the after action report by the guys out with me told that I was like a whirling dervish, that one of the tangos was armed with a knife and I deflected and controlled it and crushed his trachea, and that the other was taken out with a spinning elbow to the back of the head/spine, the other three did not have working knees/legs and none of the tangos survived "questioning" by the Saudi Military. People wonder why I have such a problem with that part of the world (the armpit) and its inhabitants.
  5. Locutus

    Locutus Your fight is futile, my hands are pounding you!

    Respect!! :O
  6. Semper Gumby

    Semper Gumby Disciple

    Look for Inosanto/Lacasta drills, get comfortable with the drills and than start applying the movements in the drills in sparing. You can get a cheap sparing knife or make your own. Pay a lot of attention to your foot work.
  7. Mr.Bond

    Mr.Bond Big Ass Dog

  8. Mr.Bond

    Mr.Bond Big Ass Dog

    Hey Michael Spivey...Thanks for your service! Hope some punk does not (or maybe does) screw with you because as my old Sgt from military school used to say, "We gonna have a three legged race to the hospital with my foot up your ass"....

    Great experience, I am 52 myself....
  9. DeeD

    DeeD Nak Muay

    very interesting thanks for the insight, wow that is some resume, A lifetime of martial arts and combat experience,Glad to see that martial arts is still something you can learn and improve on even though you have been learning your whole life

    haha I doubt you are slow with those credentials even when you hit 90 probably still be lethal (y)

    Amazing, truly is , that is dedication right there
  10. Michael Spivey

    Michael Spivey Warrior Monk

    I credit my survival in the many bad places and threats I have been in and had this world to my martial arts training and mindset, to the growth of that eye in the back of my head, and to my TSD and Toyama Ryu Master and life log friend John Santiago.
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  11. Judah

    Judah fights in tights

    Alternatively you could try 100, 400 and 800 metre sprints....
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  12. Sensei Martin

    Sensei Martin Warrior Monk

    There are several free knife PDF ebooks for free .. I had one that was really weird, as it discribed the best way to attack someone with a knife -- kind of going against the martial art concept of self "defense"

    here is one you just have to subscribe : Fighting Manual.pdf?view=ls
  13. DeeD

    DeeD Nak Muay

    sometimes the best form of defence is attack :sneaky:
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  14. Sabomnim Dan

    Sabomnim Dan Disciple

    Those times are when you are off camera with no witnesses...
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  15. DeeD

    DeeD Nak Muay

    also if you are cornered with multiple dudes

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