Introduction

I began my training in the martial arts over fourteen years ago in the little town of Alexandria, Louisiana. From the first I was interested in weapons, but I had great difficulty in finding any but a handful of people who knew anything about weapons. For many years I was only able to acquire little bits of weapons training from various teachers here and there. I tried to learn all that I could from books, but found that the number of books on weapons is almost as short in supply as the number...

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Sai Fighters

This will cause him to lean over, and you can finish him with a stab to the back. Counter by thrusting the right sai into his throat. Counter by thrusting the right sai into his throat. Block the punch by using a middle block with the left sai. Block the punch by using a middle block with the left sai. Finish him by smashing the right sai down into his groin. 221 Follow with a thrust of the heel of the right sai into his ear. Now grab his gi with both hands and begin to throw him to the ground...

Wrist Lock with the Nunchaku

Grab Throat

As he punches, flip the sticks up and over the top of the wrist. As he punches, flip the sticks up and over the top of the wrist. Now reach under and grab the end of the stick and pull them close to the wrist. 173 Wrap the sticks around the wrist very tightly. Wrap the sticks around the wrist very tightly. Now squeeze and turn the ropes and grind them against the wrist, causing pain and controlling him. The two-handed straight choke behind the neck lean his head back and hold the sticks on the...

Using the Saifor a Wrist Control

Saw Wrist Blade Weapon

The sai is very effective for controlling and hurting the wrist. To do most wrist techniques with the sai, simply grab the wrist between the prong of the sai and the blade. A front view of the sai grabbing the wrist. Note the prong is under the wrist, and the blade is across on top. The back view of the sai grabbing the wrist. Notice the blade pressing on the wrist bone for pain. 218 A block with the sai and a wrist lock being applied. A rising block and a wrist lock being applied. A rising...

Defense Against the Bo

Kenpo Karate Attacker Groin

Escape Jrom a rear cEiokt with t he bo as ic Now up youT arms acscJ pull itdivn cui I lie LbokL-H yuu from. behind, tLsntrn your nnck bo re re ievi thy choking rL'.qsLirtt. Escape Jrom a rear cEiokt with t he bo as ic Now up youT arms acscJ pull itdivn cui I lie LbokL-H yuu from. behind, tLsntrn your nnck bo re re ievi thy choking rL'.qsLirtt. Hold very tight and bend your knees and lift. This will throw him over your back to the ground. On the ground, you will find you have the bo. Use it to...

Letsbloking

Block the right sai by swinging the bo across the body. Block the left sai by swinging the bo back to the left. Counter by striking the side of his head. Counter by striking the side of his head. Finish by smashing his face with a left-hand swing. 135 Block his thrust by swinging the bo downward across his knife arm. Counter and finish him by smashing upward with the bo into the side of his face. CuunlLT with a i n i s h to the side ni h.Lp head Finish him with a smash on the back of his neck....

The Nunchaku

Karate Weapons

Perhaps the most popular, purely martial arts weapon today are the nunchaku, and the reasons are numerous. Extremely effective and powerful, the nunchaku do not require great strength or skill to master. They are lightning fast and beautiful to watch, and so powerful that they allow the user to devastate several unarmed men at once. Therefore, they are illegal in many states, and will be in many more as they fall into the hands of unscrupulous users who employ them to hurt and kill other men...

Striking with the Staff How to Get More Power and Greater Range

Staff Staff

Often when striking with the staff a simple block can stop your attack, so the following techniques can overcome these blocks and still effect a strike that will disable. You attempt to do an overhead strike to the head of an opponent, but he blocks with a rising block. You attempt to do an overhead strike to the head of an opponent, but he blocks with a rising block. Td overcome tti yr iifrpLjf flip up utfL yuar wrist A i- H L hi amp wi31 cj ttsi h i bSn k Lo i.i or1, Td overcome tti yr...

Techniques of Defense with the Tonfa

Kick The Throat

Prepare for the attack by holding the tonfa in both hands in a modified cat stance. Block the punch with a rising block with the left tonfa, then counter with a throat thrust with the right tonfa. Block the punch with a rising block with the left tonfa, then counter with a throat thrust with the right tonfa. Follow with a smash into the temples with the left tonfa, and finish with a smash of the right tonfa to the side of the face. Block the triV with the left to rifa in. s t sang blork CourtLT...

The Sai Flip Demonstrated

Sai Stances

An example of forward and overhead flips. The left hand takes the sai and is flipping it forward. The left hand takes the sai and is flipping it forward. Halfway through the move, the sai is cocked backward, and the fingers are down the blade ready to flip the sai. To finish, the sai is held tightly again, straight out. The right hand is flipping the sai for an overhead strike. Halfway through the flip, the sai is pointed downward and the wrist is down with the fingers down the blade ready to...

Blocking Positions

Karate Block Punch Drills

The two-handed groin block or X block snap the staff down in front of the groin with both hands holding the staff. The groin block open . Here the staff snaps to block the groin, but the arms are not crossed. The two-handed side block snap the staff across the body and block the chest area front view of front block - The one-handed rising block snap the arm up to block the face with the staff held down the f orearrn. 82 The groin-striking block swing the staff down in front of the groin with...

Throwing the Knife

Self Defense Weapons Small

There are several different methods used for throwing the knife, but the most practical one is to use an overhand throwing motion with the knife and let it flip over and then go into the target area. Hold the knife so that it is balanced on your forefinger this is the point at which the knife can be controlled most easily. A good knife should be balanced properly. Now throw the knife in an overhand motion, just like you were throwing a ball. With much practice you will be able to hit a very...

Stab the kidneys

Karate Throat Kick

3k Opei the faeb area between the FL i-tirs 3k Opei the faeb area between the FL i-tirs Slash the side of the face or throat. Slash the side of the face or throat. Techniques for Using a Knife Against an Unarmed Attacker Special Note I do not feel that there would ever be any need to use a knife against an unarmed attacker and do not advise or suggest you ever do so for any reason. These techniques are here to show karate techniques of defense using a knife and no further implications should...

Reach up an grab hold of his wrist and turn under his arm to your right

Karate Moves Grab Neck Then Throw

Now bend your arm toward his body, and he will not be able to stop you as you thrust the knife into his abdomen, then finish him with a stab to the back. A man is attempting tb shsh yoi Wil li I he kiiitV A man is attempting tb shsh yoi Wil li I he kiiitV Move very fast as he moves at you and block the knife arm with your left forearm. Now quickly come up with a snap kick into his groin. A man attempts to slash you with the knife. A man attempts to slash you with the knife. Duck backwards very...

Using a Coat or Gi Top to Block the Knife Attack

Wrap the gi around your forearm and block up with it to stop the knife arm. Block his knife arm with a crescent kick to his forearm area. Do not kick the knife, this will cut you. Block his knife arm with a crescent kick to his forearm area. Do not kick the knife, this will cut you. A man has a knife against your throat from behind. Always raise your arms as if giving up. Grab his knife arm and elbow him with the left elbow. A man holds a knife at your throat from the front. A man holds a knife...

Holding Positions and Striking Areas

Self Defense Hand Weapons

To grip the yawara, of the palm of the hand so that the end of stick is about at the end of your forefinger. Now wrap the last three fingers of the around the stick, press the thumb against side of the stick, to the end of the yawara for control and concealment. Another common holding position is to grip all fingers tightly around the stick and hold the thumb over the end for control, with about two inches extending out the other side of the palm. For striking areas such as the ears and throat,...