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Form 8 has some hazards to be aware of...

October 9 2007 at 1:15 PM
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Dave Crouch, DC  (Login DrDaveDC)
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Response to From the Desk of Larry Tatum


There are several transitions and approaches to angle in the form that certainly complete categories, but present liabilities when making contact to a resistant surface...such as meat and bone. Went over it a bit with some guys, then we took it and did a Rocky thing with some of the moves, contrasting them to some of the arnis attacks.

The conclusions we drew were that you risk getting the knife torqued out of your hands with some of the wrist positions in 8. The Arnis grip/angle/attack/slice/cut stuff isn't as mentally intriguing as the stuff from 8, but makes more sense with respect to maintaining grip and positioning in the flash of violence that constitutes bladed interactions. Too fast and too weighty to spend time messing about with angles, grips, and sweeps that could cost you.

Random thoughts from one needing sleep,


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  • Agreed, D - Angela L. McNamee on Oct 9, 2007, 3:07 PM
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