The Knife Training Methods and Techniques for Martial Artists series gives the martial arts interested person a solid background on the importance of the knife as a combat weapon, inspires the reader about the benefits of knife training, and provides detailed step-by-step instruction in how to manipulate and defend against a knife with speed, proficiency, and confidence.
Almost any martial art, traditional or modern, can be adapted to knife offense and defense without changing the basic principles of the art. Since the knife is a relatively small and lightweight weapon, many of the same moves and movement patterns you use in your empty-hand art are easily transferable to your knife techniques, and vice versa. The practical lessons you learn by adding knife training to your arsenal include quick reaction skills, physical and mental control, footwork and evasion tactics, distance control, and target precision.
Knife training gives you a decided physical and mental edge and opens new dimensions that will deepen your understanding of the martial arts. Knife Anatomy, the first book in the series, covers the basic characteristics of different blade designs, how to choose a knife that is appropriate for you, and why the knife is deemed a superior weapon.
Approximately a dozen titles will be published in The Knife Training Methods and Techniques for Martial Artists series over the coming year. To date the series comprises the following books:
1. Knife Anatomy
2. Knife Carry and Deployment
3. Knife Grip and Manipulation
4. Knife Attacks and Targets
5. Knife Fighting Stance, Footwork, and Dynamics of Motion
6. Knife Defense Basics
7. Knife Defense Dynamics
8. Knife-on-Knife and Multiple Opponent Knife Defense Strategies
Save by purchasing the first five books in the series in a single volume. Look for Knife Offense (Five Books in One), by Martina Sprague.