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Beginner.


Jun
16
comment Helmet for knife fighting sparring
@poepje thanks for clarification :)
Jun
15
comment Helmet for knife fighting sparring
@poepje English is not my primary language, so I must have used an inappropriate word here. Will 'jab' be better when talking about training knife?
Jun
15
comment Helmet for knife fighting sparring
@poepje sorry for late reply. We, in fact, use only wooden and paper knifes (the last are for beginners). And it's also true that you can get great damage even from a wooden knife (you may even get a broken rib, although it's not very likely).
Feb
29
comment Helmet for knife fighting sparring
The problem with fencing mask is its size: many hits to the mask won't even touch his head if he was bare-headed.
Feb
29
comment Helmet for knife fighting sparring
@stslavik For the price, it may vary too much (50-300%) for the USA and for Ukraine to specify its range, so I'd better not add that to question.
Feb
29
comment Helmet for knife fighting sparring
@stslavik Agree, in the long term BTS High Gear is what we shall use. In short term, we need a plus-minus workaround.
Feb
28
comment How do I increase my wrist strength for punching?
Note: not taping up (and not putting gloves on) may result in severe damage to hands if striking improperly.
Feb
28
comment Do shock knives make a good 'training' alternative to real knives for knife fighting sparring?
Sorry, but what is a scratch stick?
Feb
28
comment How do I increase my wrist strength for punching?
You can strengthen your wrists with hand gyroscope — 'powerball'. This helps me a lot doing badminton and knife fighting.
Feb
28
comment Helmet for knife fighting sparring
BTS High Gear looks great, though really expensive. Looks like we'll be looking for face masks from passage 4. Thanks for the answer!
Feb
27
comment Bokken and Jo Kata book
There may be little books on this topic, but there are lots of videos of those kata on Youtube. Isn't it enough for you?
Feb
2
comment Do shock knives make a good 'training' alternative to real knives for knife fighting sparring?
regarding technical limitations: the intent is not in painful trainings, but in fact, that most 'slight' cuts (forgive me my English) do not effectively cut clothed opponents (tested on pig meat under shirts and different coats), so we are for force chops where applicable
Feb
2
comment Do shock knives make a good 'training' alternative to real knives for knife fighting sparring?
agree on all points
Feb
2
comment Do shock knives make a good 'training' alternative to real knives for knife fighting sparring?
Strongly depends on technique, I believe. Our cuts look more like chops than like cuts, so even wooden knife strikes painfully. And, well, these shocking knifes give you an illusion of strike while you only touched the partner.
Feb
2
comment Do shock knives make a good 'training' alternative to real knives for knife fighting sparring?
Strange indeed. For me, strike of a wooden tanto is enough painful to avoid that as much as I can. Thus, I don't need anything harder to be careful.
Feb
2
comment Do shock knives make a good 'training' alternative to real knives for knife fighting sparring?
What knives do you use for sparrings now?
Feb
1
comment How to select the right Aikido dojo
@Sardathrion Agree.