Tuesday, June 28, 2011

NANO Inline Footboard


Wmpyr sporting his new NANO sent to him by TRIZCOM and HEELYS.

Martial Arts on HEELYS? You bet!
Wmpyr is going to be throwing kicks, displaying stick fighting techniques and knife combat moves while skating down the concrete jungle!

Parkour, Traceur, Freerunning is a French sport that involves roaming the urban landscapes in a creative and athletic manner, often times it includes "tricking" and martial arts.

Wmpyr has always felt that products like HEELYS enable the individual to mix skating with Parkour.


6-27-2011
HEELYS NANO INLINE FOOTBOARD

I was contacted by Trizzcom to make some videos of the new HEELYS product the NANO. They saw my HEELYS video review that I had made a long time ago on my successful Youtube Boken88 Channel where I have tons of reviews on toys, games, DVDs, and comic books.

BACKGROUND
A little bit about my background, I'm currently 35 years old, soon to be 36. At this age, fitness and health starts to become more and more important, as I see other people my age start to deteriorate.
I am a martial arts instructor that has always been interested in learning different styles. To me Heelys is a link between Parkour and Martial Arts.
As a kid I enjoyed roller skating, I've ice skated a few times, but definitely preferred roller skating. I've never gotten into roller blading, but I have experienced some skate boarding back in junior high. I got into Heelys post college. At the time I was training for the Towers of America marathon, running up and down flights of stairs. I found the Heelys to be a nice alternative exercise from my routine.

If you want to read what HEELYS JOURNAL by Amanda click here!



WMPYR'S NANO JOURNAL

DAY 1
Let me tell you, I was so excited to finally get my NANO. I went out to the parking lot and skated the best I could. Even though I am pretty comfortable with my HEELYS, I found the NANO to be quite challenging. For me, it was definitely not the same, it felt like I had to learn things all over again from scratch. The NANO reminded me of the first time I got into HEELYS long ago. It was after college, a buddy of mine who is into outdoor adventure type stuff, introduced HEELYS to me. He enlightened me that there were adult sizes and that it's a neat and fun experience. Even though he thoroughly recommended that I try it, he did warn me that it's not as easy as it looks and it will require some practice. Fortunately at the time, I lived next to a corporate building and a huge mall, so I had all the skating space I needed after hours. There were even some very nice areas with safety rails which I used to safely learn how to balance myself. The NANO took me back to those fond memories.

DAY 2
It's been a few days since I got to try my NANO again, because I just finished moving to another city. The move was brutal and exhausting, however that didn't stop me from wanting to get back on my NANO ASAP! The new place I moved to is perfect for the NANO. There is a massive parking lot here, a few interesting urban landscapes such as inclines, rails, and steps. But the most useful thing for me is a smooth caged basketball court where I can practice all night long! Even with my low skill, I noticed a big difference, thanks to the NANO I am indeed skating longer and faster. Tonight I also noticed how the NANO actually felt more like a skate board. Once your able to just balance only on the NANO board, that's when you can really just use the other foot to peddle and make you go much faster.

DAY 3
The NANO is definitely a workout, I come home sweating and I can feel it in my legs. Today I was able to go faster which definitely makes things more exciting. I increased the speed by peddling harder, which I was able to do because my balance has gotten better. I also soared down a small hill which was quite exhilarating! I also practiced hitching my free leg on the foot rest of the NANO board. But the highlight of tonight was learning how to make wide turns. Knowing how to turn increases the time your on the board and basically this is what I'm trying to do, spend more time on the board and less time walking.

DAY 4
I practiced more of the same stuff to increase my basic skills, but in addition I also tried some new tricks. I tried putting my Heelys foot forward and the Nano foot to the back. I also tried hitching my Heelys foot to the foot rest of the NANO while keeping the wheel running so I had 3 wheels running simultaneously. Skating around in the basketball court brought back memories of when I roller skated on a roof top in Japan. I can't wait to skate more and more so that when I go to normal shoes it feels like a drag.

DAY 5
I wear my NANO on the right foot, and tonight I noticed how left turns are easier for me to make, however right turns are smoother when I can actually do them. The right turns are smoother because my left Heelys shoe lines up with the NANO board so the wheels align like roller blade wheels. I also practiced balancing on the NANO with one leg, this was a trick I saw on the Heelys website. There was a strange truck parked near by with the driver just sitting inside. I kept a close eye on him and decided to limit my skating to inside the basket ball court for tonight. Awareness is critical for good self defense.

DAY 6
Tonight I didn't focus much on technique and developing certain skills, but instead I just purely skated around and had fun. However, I did noticed how my skating seemed to go smoother when I put more of my weight on the NANO rather than 50% on each leg. I definitely got a nice sweat as usual, while enjoying the night summer breeze, but the best part to me is that I get to work on getting better balance, now that's something that doesn't happen normally.

DAY 7
It's barely been a week since I've been practicing on my NANO. In the martial arts the better you get at something, it starts to become more and more natural and less extreme. For example breathing techniques can sound very forceful, but when your at an expert level, there will be times where you will be just breathing normally. I figure the same would be for the NANO, so tonight I tried to skate as if I was just standing relaxed with my hands at my side instead of doing the airplane wings. I also tried the polar opposite by squatting down low like an Olympic speed skater. It felt like I was putting a lot more weight into my feet.

DAY 8
When I was heading over to the basketball court, this jerk was walking his really big dog. The dog didn't have a leash and it came up to me all curious. Thankfully the dog was nice to me and I happen to like dogs, but it was not a nice feeling to completely trust the owner whom is a total stranger, that his dog is cool with me. I did have my NANO board in my hand, ready to smash at either one of them if needed.
For tonight's practice I focused on balancing on the NANO with one leg, which was quite challenging for me. Also for the first time, I was able to skate down a nearby hill all the way from the top to the very bottom in one continuous motion, it was quite a rush!

DAY 9
I was able to go down the hill again in one smooth go. It's not a steep hill but it is a hill for sure, and I do gain quite a bit of speed. Definitely gets the heart beating faster! In Martial Arts, one of the most important aspects of training is to simply just get a ton of reps. So tonight I applied this to my NANO practice and went around the basketball court 5 times in each direction. This was actually really good practice and I will be doing it again tomorrow night.

DAY 10
I like to skate around midnight, and for some inconsiderate reason there were people playing basketball, I'm sure the residents nearby were not happy about this. So I had to go else where tonight. I skated the parking lot which obviously covers a much larger area than the basketball court. It was interesting to feel how different pavements affect the NANO. I went through concrete with various degrees of smoothness as well as brick, grass and wet pavement. It was really amazing to experience skating and then using walking mixed in to over come various landscapes. The walking I did tonight was purposeful and a very different experience to me compared to the times before when I was walking around awkward because I couldn't skate as well.

DAY 11
Ok coming off of a 1 day break. I just had the longest non stop, non pedaling skating experience ever! Provided it wasn't super fast, it was challenging and fun, the result was epic! For the first time I also deployed my folding knife while I was skating. Please do not copy, even though I'm new with the NANO, I've been skating a long time, and I am a knife pro. The basketball court was open today but since I had so much fun skating in the parking lot I decided to do it again, I found a natural slight mini half pipe area on the street where I could go back and forth and work on more sharper turns. It was a great night for me.

DAY 12
Tonight I began on the parking lots and worked my way to the basketball court. The basketball court is definitely not as engaging or challenging as the streets, however I feel it is good to develop good solid basics. Once again, I went around in circles on the court 5x each direction. I also practiced deploying my knife while skating, and slashing in the air. Also once again, I have more difficulty taking turns on my right side.

DAY 13
Time went by fast tonight, probably because I'm doing a lot more now. 70% skating on the street and 30% on the basketball court. The street is much more action-packed. Please keep in mind I am skating in a relatively safe neighborhood, after hours when hardly anyone is around. I also know that this local area has no security guards and I am a self-defense pro. There were some weird people hanging around the basketball courts so I did leave earlier than I wanted to. Skate safe, skate smart!

DAY 14
Tonight was filming night, went to the usual area a few hours earlier than I normally skate. The sprinklers were active and I had to skate on some wet turf making it more challenging. Also I hadn't practiced skating with sticks, so the video you see is my first time to skate while doing Stick Fighting moves. Everything went well, I didn't fall once. The video contains the basketball court location, and parking lot area where I come down off a small hill. Last night police escorted some drunken college kids out of the pool, so I was worried that the police would be here tonight and be extra strict even though I do my best to skate mindful and polite. Skate safe, skate smart!

DAY 15
My girlfriend will be getting her first pair of HEELYS soon thanx to Amy from Trizcom! This is very exciting for us, so I will be documenting her experience soon! It's been a few days since I skated, just trying to lay low, because when your living in a college area, the college kids act stupid and the cops have been showing up, I don't want the cops to think I'm a college kid looking for trouble. Better to be like a Ninja and stay out of sight so I can enjoy this really fun activity. Tonight I had my second wipe out. The first time was when I first got my NANO, and went outside to test them out, and I right as I got out the front door, BOOM! I fell. Since then I hadn't fallen once! Tonight I was feeling good and skating better than I ever have, so I tried a new trick. As I was speeding down, grab a small pillar and rotate around it so I can pull a quick turn, well there was a bump right under the pillar and I completely fell. Thankfully, I'm not hurt, plus, thanx to Martial Arts I know how to take a fall much better than the average person even though this is not my forte and I hate falling!

DAY 16
Tonight I was back on the basketball court. It seemed really tame compared to the parking lot but it's good for practicing the good old solid basics. The basics build a foundation for you to build upon. Without good basics, your really limiting your potential. Normally I peddle a few times before gliding, but tonight I focused on peddling once, which means I have to time things better especially when turning, and have better balance on the NANO. Turning on my right side came much easier for me tonight, and so did aligning my left leg behind the NANO. Alright that's it for tonight. Skate safe, skate smart!

DAY 17
I believe tonight was the latest I've ever gone out skating. Surprisingly there were people out. I use to go out late at night for a walk when I lived in a bad neighborhood. It was me doing night patrol, being a solo Guardian Angel. You really feel like Batman, and instantly there is a predator and prey relationship that gets established the moment you set foot in the "night concrete jungle". I haven't felt that in a long time, but I felt that tonight. I did my best to avoid anyone and use a keen sense of awareness to detect people early. It was great to be able to focus on these type of awareness and evasion skills while skating.

DAY 18
Oh no! I'm getting in the habit of skating later and later. I do not want to be out there at 2am in the morning! Focusing my weight on the NANO board has really helped. And then, focusing on good solid form of pushing off with the foot with the HEELYS has also helped me. Today I practiced adding in the stepping with the foot so I can go over major bumps and go off side walks in a smoother fashion. Aligning my left foot behind the NANO also came much more naturally today and I had my longest skate like that so far. Another thing I noticed was when I got to the basketball court, making the loops seemed much shorter, because I was traveling smoother and faster. Another great session!

DAY 19
Tonight, since my GF got her first pair of HEELYS thanx to Amy from Trizcom and HEELYS, we went out around 9pm to practice. I didn't have my NANO but I wore my HEELYS, thinking it would be a nice break from the NANO to revert back to the HEELYS so I can make a comparison for you guys. I said it before and I'll say it again, the NANO is pretty different from the HEELYS. Now that I've been practicing on the NANO and have gotten better, I actually felt quite limited with the HEELYS. I couldn't skate as long, as fast, or make turns as well. The NANO has spoiled me! Since I will be helping my GF learn how to skate with her HEELYS, I'm hoping that this opportunity will help me go back to basics with the HEELYS and help me get better, which should also help with my NANO skills as well.

DAY 20
Tonight was simple short straight forward practice. I just went to the basketball court and did laps. When making laps, circling left is so much easier for me because of the left turns. It was a very smooth skate and I just fell into the rhythm of things, it was great! On the other hand, circling to the right felt terrible! Had family visiting over the weekend, so it was very busy for me, I am exhausted right now. Hopefully tomorrow will get to film a HEELYS related video!

DAY 21
Tonight, went skating with Amanda, this was her second time. Since she's working on her HEELYS, once again I left the NANO board behind and just wore my HEELYS. I can't wait until she gets to a decent level with HEELYS so that she can start using my NANO board. The ABSOLUTE Great thing about all this is that her wheel size is the exact same as mine. So we can share wheels and she can use my NANO board without changing the adapter bits. As for myself, I was able to skate better tonight with the HEELYS than the last time. It just took some getting use to since I've been so use to the NANO lately. But I believe that practicing both is the way to go!

DAY 22
Once again went skating tonight with Amanda. Since she now can skate without my support, I got to work on my own HEELYS skills. I practiced switching feet, so that I could skate while having either leg to the front or back. This is still difficult for me but I was slowly starting to get the hang of it. We also skated on the parking lot and I got to skate longer and faster with my HEELYS. I can't wait to go back out there with my NANO and see how much practicing with the HEELYS has helped my over all skating skills. Skate safe, skate smart!

DAY 23
When a crisis situation occurs it happens unexpectedly and very quickly. I was minding my own business skating at night as usual, when I noticed an elevated truck coming from the other direction. I quickly got off the street and found a safe spot on the grass and waited. To my surprise this truck came directly to me, and parked right in front of my face after it had blinded me with headlights. As I saw two college looking guys inside, I quickly unfastened my NANO for running and bashing them in the head if necessary. I also took out my knife. This may seem extreme. But the philosophy of martial arts is to hope for the best while expecting the worst. I would have liked to have skated off and prevented any possible confrontation, but sometimes we are too late, and we have to fall back to plan B or C. The fact of the matter is, I am near a college campus, it is a friday night, after 2:00am, there is a lot of alcohol and drugs here, frat boys and other trouble makers. I know that the image I present is the average, "I don't want any trouble" nice guy. So if someone messes with me, I know that they are a bully, so I can justify any violence returned, and maybe next time they will think twice when they decide to pick on a "nerd".

DAY 24
I apologize that it has been a few days since an entry, we've been ultra busy and this week is also very hectic. You never know what your going to encounter each night, and tonight I heard an alarm going off from a LOWES store near by. I watched by just to keep an eye on things, and it brought back memories from my security guard days. I had a very tough and rough job back then. After that, I went over to the basketball court. As I skated around, I noticed how my HEELYS practice is helping me with the NANO. For the first time, I felt aware of how I put my HEELYS side leg was making a difference when skating with the NANO. I also began to practice kicking with the NANO. I tried many type of kicks; front kick, side kick, back kick, spinning back kick, spin kick, round house kick, inside and outside crescent kick. I practiced these while being stationary and also while skating into it. Video will come soon!

DAY 25
Tonight I skated on the street, it was great, dodging speed bumps, and making the right "path" choices to gain speed, definitely much more action packed than the basketball court. I get to use the inclines and small hills and go much faster and longer. I practiced stepping and then gliding. This was a useful trick for dealing with bumps. I noticed how I am paying more attention to the surface details on the street. I also feel that training in HEELYS and the NANO has increased my skateboarding skills. Now the interesting thing is that I found a perfectly good skateboard not too long ago in the dumpster! Soon I will give it a try and let you know how it compares to HEELYS, NANO and how well the skills transcend over.

DAY 26
Tonight I went skating with Amanda so I wore my HEELYS only. I enjoy skating with both my HEELYS and my NANO. Best of all, the skills compliment each other so skating in one will help the other even though it feels quite different. The best thing about HEELYS and the NANO is that they both allow you to walk and skate. You cannot do that with a skateboard, and with roller skates and roller blades the walking becomes severely hindered. In fact I could easily run in my HEELYS if necessary!

DAY 27
Tonight I was back on the NANO. For the people that think there is not much to skating, or that skating is boring, let me explain that this is not true. There is much more to skating than one might think! First of all the importance of location. You will hunt for a good location, and once you find one, if it's really good, it can spoil you rotten! You can have so much fun depending on how the terrain is shaped. As you skate you will create courses, your mind will have to rapidly compute which direction is the better choice as you skate through obstacles and debris. There is also practicing and developing new moves!

DAY 28
Tonight I skated on the streets, it was all about endurance gliding. Endurance Gliding is a term I made up, it refers to gliding for as long as you can without peddling. To me this is great exercise because it works on your balance, and really examining the terrain, not only do you have to make the right turns, you have to milk the inclines and how you shift your weight to really keep going. I hope to finally film some new stuff for you guys tomorrow!
Skate safe, skate smart!

DAY 29
Today went skating with Amanda, but I took my NANO. We filmed and I got to practice both HEELYS and NANO, plus even got to practice the KICK OFF, a simple kicking technique using the NANO. When skating with a partner on the street, it's really nice because you can look after each other for incoming cars. I normally skate very late at night when traffic has died down, but during the day, you shouldn't skate on the street, but if you had to cross it or whatever, definitely important to have a partner that can responsibly look after you! You are only as good as your team!

DAY 30
We went Target today while wearing HEELYS! We actually did our grocery shopping, and it made it much more fun. Pushing the grocery cart actually makes it easier because it acts like training wheels. Even though we tried to skate a lot, we definitely walked around the store a lot more, and it wasn't as awkward as I thought it was going to be. Can definitely start to wear them more and more in our daily lives!


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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Tactical Knives List

2H by Krudo Knives

Garrison Fighting Knife by Garrison Fighting Knives

Karate Fighter Knife by Hibben Knives

CLB Karambit by Boker Plus

RAJA III by Cold Steel

MOD CQD Mark 1 by BLACKHAWK Knives

Karambit by Spyderco

Caspian Salt by Spyderco

TDI LE Tanto by KA-BAR

M21-14SF by CRKT

The MK-3 "Cinq III" by Mantis Knives

MK-4 Vuja De by Mantis Knives

Scorpion by SCAR Blades

SNAG Folder Live Blade by Krudo Knives

Strider UUK by Szabo Inc.

Desangut by Cherusker Messer

TAI SABAKI by KNIVES STI

P001 by KNIVES STI

Monday, June 20, 2011

Response to Knife Fighting Lies


This is a response to Marc MacYoung's article Knife Fighting Lies found on his web page
nononsenseselfdefense.com/knifelies.html

The purpose is to offer a different perspective on the subject.

My response to his Intro
There is no problem with teaching "regurgitated" martial arts. Actually that word sounds offensive, let me say recycled. With the rich martial arts history of human kind, it is very difficult to come up with something truly unique and never seen before. Recycling is how sometimes styles and techniques are passed on.
I do agree that knife assaults and knife fights are different and that should be addressed.

Lie #1 You're going to have time to draw your own weapon.
I've been in altercations and I've had time to draw my own weapon. So I disagree with the author.

Lie #2 It's going to be a knife "fight"
To me a fight is when a situation turns into a struggle. A fight is a possibility during a physical altercation. It can happen. And to negate that to me is training unrealistically. I agree that a fight is illegal. But just because it's illegal I'm not going to not know how to fight.

Lie #3 But what if I'm cornered?
Being cornered, and not being able to run is a legitimate possibility. So I disagree with that. I do agree that people who are looking for trouble, constantly fantasizing about getting into a knife fight is not a good thing at all.

Lie #4 He's going to attack you a certain way
Sounds like this guy has something against FMA or is it against certain types of people that practice FMA? Anyways yeah anyone who restricts themselves to dealing with certain kinds of attacks will have trouble facing strangers and people from other styles. But learning how to fight against other styles is a different skill set. It's one thing to be good at your own style - nothing wrong with that, and then the next level is to face people from other styles. I do agree you don't want to be ignorant of other styles.

Lie #5 And then he is going to passively stand there while you carve him
I have a principal which I call the Frozen Principal. Often times when instructors demonstrate their techniques the student freezes for them and makes the instructor look good. I just want people to know that demonstration is different from real application. Demonstration is a valuable part of teaching, but it should not be confused with real abilities. Many people including instructors do not understand this at all.

Lie #6 Trapping and stripping
Trapping and sensitivity drills are done because you can't train hard and do full contact all the time. Now if a person trains only in trapping and sensitivity drills then I do feel that they are going to get a rude awakening in real life combat. But there are tremendous benefits in doing these types of practice.

Lie #7 Bio-mechanical cutting
Definitely important to know the law and understand the consequences. However knowing the law doesn't mean let it be a limitation to you.

Lie #8 Knowing how to stickfight means you know how to knife fight
If you are learning stick fighting then you can apply what you know to other weapons. Why wouldn't you? It doesn't make you an expert, but why limit yourself and say I only know how to use the stick?

Lie #9 Knowing Kali makes you a knife fighter
I guess this is like saying someone who trains in MMA versus someone who actually competes in it.

Lie #10 Grappling with a knife
I think the point here is not that grappling works everywhere, but that grappling can happen anywhere whether you like it or not. I would never say, I'm never going to grapple a knifer, why limit yourself?

Lie #11 The knife is an extension of your hand
When I said to my students the knife is an extension of your hand, it was to prevent my students from holding it like a club and just relying solely on the knife which stopped good body mechanics.

Lie #12 There is such a thing as a master knife fighter
I'm not sure if there is a sport of knife fighting. If there is, it's very minor compared to Boxing, Kickboxing and MMA. As for real blades with very limited rules and gear, I agree that there is no knife fighter out there who can present a legitimate record and say something like I have a 10-1-3 record against quality opponents.

Lie #13 That this is a "fight" at all
Once again I believe that a fight can happen during a survival situation.

Lie #14 Expect to get cut
I think the idea is, expect to get cut BUT try not to get cut.

Lie #15 The FMA are the ultimate knife fighting systems
I agree there is no superior style, I also feel that there is no inferior style and thinking that way is prejudice. So I think it's important to be polite and respectful towards practitioners of other styles.

Lie #16 It's easy to disarm an armed opponent
Nothing of quality is easy.

Lie #17 You can successfully fight an armed attacker
I like how the author distinguishes the differences between fighting and surviving. I teach this too. People often times do not know the difference. However you may have to fight to survive. And if so, nobody can tell me that I can't fight against an armed attacker.

Lie #18 Drills teach you how to knife fight
I agree that because a person trains in a ton of knife drills it's not going to make them a knife fighter. However I do see the importance of drills and it can really help develop good knife fighting skills.

Lie #19 You can use a knife on another human being without legal repercussions
I agree that legal issues and consequences cannot be ignored. However that is still not going to make me not learn how to fight out of an extreme scenario.

CONCLUSION
Some instructors will tell you that other methods are stupid and that their method is better. Other instructors will try to help you improve what your doing because they respect that you have your own martial arts path. I prefer and try to be the latter.
When the Gracie family first made it big in America, I felt that the media presented them to have the attitude that their style is better than yours, and they were willing to prove it in the Octagon or in a challenge match. However when it came to the Machado Brothers who are cousins to the Gracie family and also taught Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, seemed to me that they were portrayed as saying, Grappling is an effective art, why not add it to your martial arts style? Once again I like the approach of the latter better.

Friday, June 17, 2011

East and West

If you take a look at the medical field, there is Eastern and Western medicine. Eastern medicine, especially the ancient traditional stuff such as herbal remedies has a lot to do with prevention and life style. Western medicine is good for last resort and removal. You really can't say which is better because depending on the situation one is better than the other, ultimately we need both.

Martial Arts is the same way, Eastern martial arts many times focuses more on life style and prevention techniques. Many times Western martial arts focuses purely on fighting.

Think about what styles or techniques are better suited for prevention and life style, and which ones are better for pure fighting.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

trap

I've made it clear that I teach my own blend of martial arts and it is not pure FMA (Filipino Martial Arts).

So where exactly does it differ?
Once you learn all the basics to single and double stick, traditionally the partner drills become more and more intensive.

In FMA the practitioners will spend more time doing various forms of Hubud, Tapi Tapi, and Lock Flow type exercises.
I can do a minimal amount of that but this is where we really differ. This is where I go into Muay Thai clinch fighting, Judo, and Wrestling.

Now it's not because I feel that Kickboxing and Grappling is superior to sticky hand type techniques, but because I enjoy those styles and I have a significant background in them as well.

If you are training in stick fighting and you want to only stay in this art, then you will not go any further than Hubud, Tapi Tapi, Lock Flow because if you did you will end up studying another art.

This limitation, if you can accept this as a limitation is not a bad thing.
By understanding that it is a limitation, it let's you know when you need to change tactics.
If your fighting a boxer and your trying to trap him and it's not working, then that is good, it's telling you to get out of there! to change Tactics. The wrong idea is to keep trying it and try to prove that your style or trapping works. You can't force it, you have to have good timing. there is a time and place for everything.

The fact that it's not working doesn't mean it's useless, or that your style sucks, just that it's the wrong time or perhaps the wrong opponent.

For example, I'm using Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, BJJ and my opponent is much stronger, faster, better endurance, and explosive than me, I'm trying to get submissions but he powers out of them, then this tells me not to go for submissions right now, I don't get offended and think that my style sucks or BJJ doesn't work, I just change tactics. I might just switch to keeping position and wearing him down instead.

Don't be prejudice towards and style or technique.
And obviously not towards another human being.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

VIOLENCE FACTORY talk

Recently I put up these VIOLENCE FACTORY videos because I think the general public thinks of me as a traditional Filipino Stick Fighting guy.
I wanted to show that I actually specialize in the knife, and teach it like a Modern Reality Self-defense course.

The Violence Factory really goes beyond self-defense and into the realm of knife combat.
The question is how can you have an advantage over other knife fighters?
People who train in knife fighting, generally are going to have knowledge of techniques, strategies, and targets. Everybody likes to presume incorrectly that their techniques are deadlier than others.

I teach something unique... How to increase the amount of damage you do. This is one of our main focuses in the Violence Factory Program. And this concept leads us to the next step which is Project Overkill. This is just a clear and simple logical progression. I've seen so many knife fighting instructors get lost in their own "theories" and become less and less realistic even though they think they found a practical solution. To avoid making those mistakes, I kept my goal simple and clear, I just want to Increase the wound channel.