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The Fighting Tomahawk, Volume II: Further Studies in the Combat Use of the Early American Tomahawk Paperback – June 1, 2010
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About the Author
Dwight C. McLemore is a retired combat arms officer with the U.S. Army and is an accomplished bladesman and instructor. He is renowned for his vast knowledge of Bowie and big-knife fighting and has more than 18 years of experience in self-defense and martial arts. The owner of the School of Two Swords, McLemore is rated expert level with the American Knife Congress, is certified in kung fu and holds 1st dan in kendo.
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This is book two (and I DO recommend you read book one first) And within it are some of the simplest to understand, masterfully explained, practical, and REALISTIC tomahawk combatives techniques I have ever seen.
Within these pages Dwight expounds upon the precept of Vol.1, while continuing a natural and comfortable evolution of style and training methods.
This system Isn't just for re-enactors, but for anyone wishing to know how to train, fight, and defend with an original American weapon.
I have issues with common martial arts training. A lot of situations you train for are contrived, unrealistic, and in most cases, downright silly. Some martial arts are truly nothing more than a sport. A large amount of it bears no useful preparation for getting through an actual FIGHT. Been there, done that. Having said all that, there are good things about martial arts that an astute practitioner can focus on.
This author's excellent books assume you have SOME martial arts background, and the material he presents is meant to be added to your "skillset" and used in the context of your styles of choice. It won't, by itself, make you a good fighter. If you have some background and experience in such matters, it can add tools to your arsenal to make you a better fighter. Of all the martial arts I've studied since my formal training, this author does a much better job of realism in the training than most. One must also realize that there is a lot more historical perspective to these books than most others, which I find enjoyable.
As with my other review, I feel the author should at least make mention than these techniques can apply (with some tweaking) to ubiquitous modern objects like hammers. If one is to get the most practical use out of training and study of these arts, it must be applicable to not-ideal settings and use whatever resources are available at the time. Otherwise, you're back to the more silly aspects of martial arts and adherence to picture-perfect nonsense that applies until you put your shoes on and walk out the door.
Oh, and did I mention that swinging around tomahawk-like objects is a heck of a lot of fun?