I have looked into but not fully checked out Massads stuff. My old instructor idolized him. Thanks for the insight though. I think I remember Dan Insanto showing the ability to cut an officer from 20 feet away before he could draw his weapon, as well. Probably came from Massad Ayoob. As far as knife on knife in America, as rare as it is in most states, I bet there is alot that goes unreported. I lived for four years in Bedstuy,Brooklyn,NY after college. There were over 80 murders a year in a 1 mile radius of the precinct. I did not know this info at the time. Between 1998 & 2002 I was three blocks from that precinct. I saw alot of stuff. I did see a knife on knife erupt in the street once. I also saw the after math of some kid get stabbed while I was on my way to work. The thing is in poorer neighborhoods knives are cheaper than guns. People still get guns but they also carry a knife as a backup or first response. I only say this cause I knew a few.
I have since moved out of that neighborhood to a much nicer one. Again it is not all of america. I depends on where you live. I have seen Zach Whitsons stuff and it is pretty good. I also think the Sayoc Kali guys have an impressive angle on the knife and stick arena. They seem really intense.
I think the coolest innovation in MA training recently has been the "shock knife". That really brings an element that you just can't get with aluminum or rubber. At this point it is just so damn expensive, 500-600.00 usd.
But I bet you get what you pay for.
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