6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A practical and highly effective guide to basic knife combat.,
This review is from: Bob Kasper's Sting of the Scorpion: A Fundamental Guide to Knife Combat (Paperback)
The late Bob Kasper will be missed for his simple and direct approach to self-defense and especially to his knife combat philosophy. I never had the opportunity to train with the author but I had heard of his skills and read his Street Smarts column in Tactical Knives. In this volume is the essense of his knife system. It has ten chapters dealing with the type of knife to carry, the basic grips, the guard, the draw, movement, basic principles, and the slash and the thrust. The final chapter, which he calls the battlefield, emphasizes the importance of learning unarmed combat methods and techniques in conjunction with any weapon training. In conclusion, the beauty of this book is in its simplicity and efficient approach to knife combat. I give this book my highest rating of 5 stars.
Joseph J. Truncale (Bushi Satori Ryu- Auhor: Samurai Aerobics: The Kenjutsu/Kendo Workout Program)