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Modern Knives Issue #9
World Arts
DVD ~ 92+ Minutes

Our Special Guest:
Rob Simons

Filipino Sikaran Sticks, Kicks & Blades


James Keating
Comtech Spear Fighting Basics

Pete Kautz
Fighting Bandanna Quick Start Guide

Musical Guest:
Raining Tractors
Psychedelic Hillbilly Fun

Modern Knives #9: World Arts

Jim Keating opens MK#9 with what's sometimes called the King of Weapons - the spear!  Starting with guards and basic actions he outlines a simple yet effective path of instruction with the spear.  Sliding hand exchanges and whirling actions are introduced as developmental actions before moving to partner drills.  Finally, the same concepts are applied with a common shovel by way of connecting the traditional lines with a modern reality.


Next, Rob Simons takes you inside Sikaran for a great training session on this super-rare Filipino martial arts' stick fighting, blade fighting, and powerful kicking techniques that have been proven in full-contact tournaments in Asia.  Rob has fought and won in the ring overseas as a heavyweight kick-boxer using Sikaran!  Their signature kick?  The biakid, or spinning heel hook to the base of the skull!

Finally, Pete Kautz shares a quick start guide to the fighting bandanna.  These five conceptual drills will get you up and going fast with flexible weapons, allowing you to add them into whatever art you do.  You'll have no doubts about the destructive power of a bandanna after the graphic demonstration of how easily it can shatter a bottle.  Plus the use of the coat in counter-knife work is shown using these conceptual drills with the special ways a coat can blind and aid in disarming.

Our friends Raining Tractors return with more of their musical hi-jinks in this clip from the extended 'tribute' to grunge "Can't Leave Without the Pills".

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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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