Listic directly applicable material for Both Close And Ranges close and longer ranges and direct attacks and defense with the stickbaton that are easy to and learn and easy to apply with great brutality and force for great successThe bayonet material also seems very good although of limited applicability to anyone not military or not issued a bayonet and a solid rifle to ut it on It seems Bootie and the Beast practical and effective when viewed with common sense by someone who s never done itThis book is extremely worth having as a combativesractitioner soldier olice or security officer or self rotection minded citizen You will learn something from it if you open your mind take what You Can Use And Discard can use and discard rest Take the knife work out of the box its resented in ut it with what you do take what works and leave the rest behind Although the content of this The Art of Mary Beth Edelson publication is historical in nature it actuallyrovides riveting analysis of America s combat revolution Incrementally militarized weaponry has evolved throughout time This guidebook resents a snapshot of World War II battle reparedness While the text emphasizes the obsolete bayonet the mental tactics are still adaptable to the basic regimens of any security Motivational Perspectives on Chronic Pain personnel Further there is excellent information on knife combat in this book including invaluable throwing techniues. Ing this rare volume alsorovides short courses in unarmed combat and knife throwing For academic study onl. ,
Unarmed combatstick fighting sections still usefulthe knife and bayonet sections are Of Outdated All course outdated all throw out during war and considered BSby some instructors such as rex applegate I gave this book a 4 star rating not 5 simply because the knife methods in it are not as resented erfectThe knife work obviously heavily influenced by Styers instructor AJ Drexel Biddle Author of Do or Die is very duelistic that is to say it stays entirely within the realm of two combatants knife on knife at long range vying for the right cut or hack to open up the opponent for a kill shot Now it s not uite as bad about this as Biddle s work and None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That's a Good Thing) puts inractice a combative Puta platform less of a stylized fencinglatform but it s still duelistic Now If real fights with knives happened this way this would be the method for doing it but they don t Most fights involving knives will start unarmed at close range and be a drag race between adversaries to get to a weapon first if that weapon is a knife you have a fight with a knife Most knives easily carried and accessed will be small Range is close there is very little baiting and dancing around there is simply up close hooking cutting and hacking to clear limbs and stabbing to end itThat said the knife material resented in Cold Steel contains many things you can extra. Paladin has obtained exclusive reprint rights to this classic originally ublished by Leatherneck magazine .
Ct for modern closer range knife combatives Targets the handslimbs the throat the chest and heart and the back are excellent Use of snap cuts bi directional cutting using both rimary and sharp back edges body mechanics and footwork to improve ower are all very good Also of interest is the attempt to develop hysical mechanics for using the knife that directly translate to using empty hands A very Cocksure progressive concept for the age of the bookFor the big kniferactitioners a big blade does dictate some degree of range and the work in Cold Steel will apply there very well but it may still be an un eually armed fight the same unarmed beginning and drag race to achieve superiority with a weaponThe knife throwing segment is the only art of the knife work I have no use for throwing your weapon is losing it and the likelihood of doing any good with a thrown knife under extreme stress in the mad rush and clash of combat is slim to noneThe segments on Unarmed Combat and Stick Fighting are great The Unarmed segment makes excellent use of Elbows Feet and Body Mechanics as well as the combative classic Edge of Hand blow the Chin Jab and a few chokes releases from holds and a little work from the ground Very simple and concise materialThe stick material is fantastic both the Long End and Short End techniues as resented Very rea. Hich was the Marine bible of unarmed combat Emphasizing the techniues as Porto Bello Gold presented Very rea. Hich was the Marine bible of unarmed combat Emphasizing the aspect of bayonet knife and stick fight.