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Modern Knives Issue #3:
Modern Knife Concepts
(70 Minutes) - VHS / DVD

Special Guest:
Dale Seago

Defeating the Surprise Knife Attack

James Keating
The Keating / Spyderco Chinook Folding Knife : Design & Applications

Pete Kautz
Comtech Drawpoint Level I : Extensions & Variations

Video Reviews:
Demi Barbito
Fight Fire With Fire

Musical Guest:
Divinity Destroyed
Progressive Metal Recording Artists

In Issue #3 of Modern Knives, Dale Seago of the San Francisco Bujinkan joins us as our special guest in a segment on defeating the surprise knife attack.  Drawing from the historical Japanese battlefield arts practiced in the Bujinkan, Dale explores the concept of controlling the space between the attacker and defender through a number of sword, knife, and empty hand applications using this principle.


James Keating joins us in an insightful segment on the design concepts behind his signature Chinook folding knife, produced in association with Spyderco.  Jim shows how the Chinook’s configuration, combined with Bowie knife style backcuts, make this knife come alive.  These skills will transfer to other knives as well, but especially if you have a Chinook you’ll want to see this segment.


Pete Kautz covers a series of extensions and variations on the drills presented on the popular Comtech Drawpoint Volume One that Mr. Keating produced in 1993 (also known as "Reverse Grip Knife Fighting", the title Paladin Press later gave it).  Covered are such variations as drawing the knife from concealment, double knife, forward grip, left side versus right side, low kicks and more.


Our video reviews this time start with Jeet Kune Do stylist Demi Barbito’s Fight Fire With Fire DVD, which covers the tactical use of pepper spray.  While many people carry pepper spray, very little has been taught on the subject.  Demi presents top-notch instruction with simple, effective information that can be easily incorporated with any martial arts curriculum.


Musical guest Divinity Destroyed joins us this time with three tracks off of their 2002 CD, Eden in Ashes.  We hear excerpts from their songs Aurora, Nothing but a Shadow, and Sweet Heresy.  Visit them at www.divinitydestroyed.com for more music, information, and to get CDs of this hot progressive metal band!

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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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