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Modern Knives Issue #11
Savate, Sungkiti & The C.A.T.
DVD ~ 62+ Minutes

Our Special Guest:
Craig Gemeiner

Savate Defense Dans La Rue
Old School Savate Street Fighting


James Keating
Sungkiti Concepts
The Reverse Thrusting Line

Pete Kautz
The Circular Attack Training (C.A.T.) Dummy
Construction & Drills

Musical Guest:
Nikolai Ruskin
World Musician & Artist

Modern Knives Issue #11 - Savate, Sungkiti & The C.A.T.

Jim Keating starts off MK#11 teaching us about the hidden or reverse thrusting lines of the Sungkiti (weaving thrust).  This concept is explored through a number of striking, disarming and low line takedown / finish applications of the blade.  Plus how to develop dynamic mobility while in the low crouched position both with a partner and solo!

Then Pete Kautz covers all you'll need to know to build and practice with his unique Circular Attack Training Dummy or "The C.A.T." as it is known.  This special device can easily be built at home with no power tools for well under $30 and it allows you to practice intercepting with kicks and punches, the straight blast, headbutts, knees and elbows, clinching, stick, knife, pistol and more along with constant forward pressure in a way you've never trained solo before.  If you don't have a live human being to practice with, the C.A.T. is your next best bet!

Craig Gemeiner then takes the stage with an excellent inside look at the old-time Savate Defense Dans La Rue "Defense In The Streets".  He covers proper stance and movement, bare-knuckle power punching, power kicking, and combination drills!  Some hot skills and concepts you can incorporate right away no matter what style you train.

Musical Guest Nikolai Ruskin shares a piece of original music called "Road Hog" that he wrote just for us at MK when I asked for something heavy!  Nikolai is a multi instrumentalist known for his skill on a variety of instruments from around the Middle East.  His influences range from Egyptian folk music to sweeping cinematic scores to Japanese Taiko drums, Gypsy violins and grinding heavy metal riffs (such as this piece).

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Modern Knives #1: The Spanish Fighting Arts
Cinco Teros Sword & Dagger Method (Pete Kautz)
Spanish Notch & Trapping Guards (James A. Keating)
Spanish Navaja Knives (James Loriega)

Modern Knives #2:
South East Asian Fighting Arts
Kerambit Hook Knife (James A. Keating)
Thrusting Triangle Drills (Pete Kautz)
Filipino Knife (Kelly Worden)

Modern Knives #3: Modern Knife Concepts
The Keating / Spyderco Chinook Folding Knife (James A. Keating)
Comtech Drawpoint Level I : Extensions & Variations (Pete Kautz)
Defeating the Surprise Knife Attack (Dale Seago)

Modern Knives #4: The Western Martial Arts
ingle-Action Revolver Twirling (James A. Keating)
Dagger of Medieval German Master Andre Lignitzer (Pete Kautz)
Basic Dagger from Master Fiore DeLiberi, 1410 (Bob Charron)

Modern Knives #5: The American Bowie Knife
The Bowie Knife & Revolver Method (James A. Keating)
The Bowie Knife & Saber Connection (Pete Kautz)
Defending The Snap Cut To The Hand (Dwight McLemore)
Forging The Fighting Bowie (Bill Bagwell)
Wearing The Bowie Knife Concealed (Mike Sastre)

Modern Knives #6: Filipino Stick Fighting
Filipino Police Stick Tactics - Releasing & Locking (James A. Keating)
Functionalizing Siniwali For Combat (Pete Kautz)
The Visadario (Counter the Counter) of Modern Arnis (Dr. Remy Presas)
The Sibat Filipino Long Staff ("Big" Ken Smith)

Modern Knives #7: The Grappling Arts
Knife Grappling From The 1992 Riddle Of Steel (James A. Keating)
3-Stage Lock Flow Sequences Out Of Hubud (Pete Kautz)
Western Catch Wrestling Conditioning & Submissions (Dr. Les Moore)
Fighting From The Ground VS. A Standing Opponent (Mark Hatamaker)

Modern Knives #8: Combative Drills & Skills
Snake Rope Solo Training & Applications (James A. Keating)
The Figure-8 Stick Fighting Method (Pete Kautz)
Combat Escrima Knife & Stick Drills (Ed Lawson)

Modern Knives #9: World Arts
Fighting Bandanna Quick Start Guide (Pete Kautz)
Comtech Spear (James A. Keating)
Sikaran Kicks, Sticks & Blades (Rob Simons)

Modern Knives #10: Fire & Steel - Gun & Knife Combat
Pistol & Walking Cane (James A. Keating)
Cinco Teros Knife Method (Pete Kautz)
Handgun Marksmanship (Laci Szabo)

Modern Knives #11: Savate, Sungkiti & The C.A.T.
Sungkiti Concepts - The Reverse Thrusting Line (James A. Keating)
Circular Attack Training (C.A.T.) Dummy Construction & Drills (Pete Kautz)
Savate Defense Dans La Rue Old School Savate Street Fighting (Craig Gemeiner)

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