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Modern Knives Issue #2:
South East Asian Fighting Arts

Special Guest:
Kelly Worden

Impact Kerambit (Travel Wrench) & Filipino Knife

James Keating
The Kerambit (Hook Knife)

Pete Kautz
Thrusting Triangle Essential Basics Of Filipino Knifecraft

Video Review:
Blaise Loong
Silat Sabungin

Musical Guest:
Gothic Horror Metal Recording Artists

James Keating leads off the issue with a look at the Kerambit (hook knife), leading us through a flowing series of 5 elbow-shields and counters with the kerambit as well as introducing some ideas in how to use the knife as a very serious control tool.  You will find a lot of neat stuff "hidden" in the elbow-shields when you start training them and making the connections.  This flow set acts as a "quick start" to Silat and Kerambit.

Kelly Worden is our Special Guest in this issue, and his segment on the Impact Kerambit (a.k.a. Travel Wrench) and Filipino knife concepts will certainly prove that Modern Knives is an UNCENSORED publication.  (Any of you who have trained with Kelly know that he has a wacky sense of humor and occasionally says things that are "a little too hot for TV" when teaching seminars.)  Kelly presents a lot of great material here in an easy to follow way.  He has the FLOW and also the STRUCTURE to pass his knowledge on to others.  There is much to be learned here on foot trapping, entries, passing, zoning, footwork and so on in addition to the obvious aspects of the weapons themselves.  You'll be busy making notes on this one.

Pete Kautz's segment is focused on basic Filipino knifecraft, and covers four essential drills using the thrusting triangle from both forward and reverse grips.  You will learn the hand parry, the knife parry, the chain (de cadena), the flow, and how to combine them all in spontaneous motion.  Like the Espada y Daga last time, these drills alone offer months of work.

For our video review, we take a look at Blaise Loong's Silat Sabungin DVDs.  This 3-volume series presents Blaise's approach to handling small blades, hooks, spikes, fistloads, and open hand tactics based on his experience in the Filipino and Indonesian martial arts.  You can read a full review of the DVDs on the Alliance site, and then see Blaise in action here on Modern Knives.

We will be hearing three different tracks from Musical Guest Others from their 2004 album "Garden Of Rage".  These range from the ethereal and spooky "Descent" to the more metallic "Garden of Rage" and the driving  "Devil May Care".  You can find more music to listen to at their web site http://www.othersgothichorror.com

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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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