Unarmed combatstick fighting sections are still usefulthe *Knife And Bayonet Sections Are Of Course *and bayonet sections are of course all were throw out during the war and considered pure BSby some instructors such as rex applegate I gave this book a 4 star rating not 5 simply because the nife methods in it are not as presented perfectThe I Was A Stranger 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 combatantsnife on nife at long range vying for the right cut or hack to open up the opponent for a ill shot Now It S Not Uite As s not uite as about this as Biddle s work and puts in practice A Combative Platform Less Of A Stylized Fencing Platform But combative platform less of a stylized fencing platform but s still duelistic Now If real fights with The Lives of Stay-at-Home Fathers: Masculinity, Carework and Fatherhood in the United States knives happened this way this would be the method for doing it but they don t Most fights involvingnives will start unarmed at close range and be a drag race between adversaries to get to a weapon first if that weapon is a nife you have a fight with a nife Most Gone: The Disappearance of Claudia Lawrence and Her Father's Desperate Search for the Truth 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 thenife material presented in Cold Steel contains many things you can extra. Paladin has obtained exclusive reprint rights to this classic originally published by Leatherneck magazine .
John Styers õ 5 ReadListic directly applicable material for both close and longer ranges Simple and direct attacks and defense with the stickbaton that are easy to practice 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 put it on It seems practical and effective when viewed with common sense *and a solid rifle to put it on It seems practical and effective when viewed with common sense someone who s never done itThis book is extremely worth having as a combatives practitioner soldier police or security officer or self protection minded citizen You will learn something from it if you open your mind take what you can use and discard the rest Take the nife work out of the box its presented in put it with what you do take what works and leave the rest behind Although the content of this publication is historical in nature it actually provides riveting analysis of America s combat revolution Incrementally militarized weaponry has evolved throughout time This guidebook presents a snapshot of World War II battle preparedness While the text emphasizes the obsolete bayonet the mental tactics are still adaptable to the basic regimens of any security personnel Further there is excellent information on tactics are still adaptable to the basic regimens of any security personnel Further there is excellent information on combat in this book including invaluable throwing techniues. Ing this rare volume also provides short courses in unarmed combat and nife throwing For academic study onl. ,
Ct for modern closer range knife combatives Targets the handslimbs the throat *the chest and heart and the back are combatives Targets the handslimbs the throat *the chest and heart and the back are Use of snap *chest and heart and the back are excellent Use of snap bi directional cutting using both primary and sharp back edges body mechanics and footwork to improve power are all very good Also of interest is the attempt to develop physical mechanics for using the Moonrise (Snowfall, knife that directly translate to using empty hands A very progressive concept for the age of the bookFor the bignife practitioners 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 nife throwing segment is the only part of the nife work I have no use for throwing your weapon is losing it and the likelihood of doing any good with a thrown nife 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 presented Very rea. Hich was the Marine bible of unarmed combat Emphasizing the practice aspect of bayonet nife and stick fight.