Ancient: From the Stone Age, Egypt and Mesopotamia to Rome and Greece, fighters used a series of larger and larger blades with better and better material to attack what is still a key target: head and throat. Which is the deadliest: multiple slashes, multiple stabs, throat, eye or chest techniques? Click HERE to find out today!
African Wrist: Other than inner city gangs (many of whom have transitioned to guns), this is one of the few blade-exclusive combat systems being both taught and used daily in real combat and street fights. Since most of the more ancient methods have disappeared or been eclipsed with modern technology or sport use, this system has much to offer, given it's uninterrupted roots, going back over 2,000 years. The BC founders are two of the only people on the planet who have spent over a year learning this system from the best trainers (true street fighters) on both African Coasts, from Mauritania to Kenya. AW also is one of the few true blade combat systems that has not degenerated into ritual, exercise and sport. The knife is both decorative art and instantly deployed, making stealth a natural. Surprisingly, the better blade designs can both slash and stab, warn/injure or kill very quickly, with very few "techniques" or elaborate forms. Let's hope grandma has a couple on as jewelry, and takes out the next few 9/11 thugs before they know what bit them.
Britain: Applegate and Fairbairn are legendary for their side rib combat, back rib assassination, shoulder/neck subclavian sentry assassination, and many other techniques that are now classics, and taught in nearly every "secret" SOCOM school. What knife does Sykes recommend? How does this relate to street realities today? Click HERE to find out today.
China and Japan: Sais, swords, knives and sticks of many types were taught in numerous ancient military schools, from monestaries to ninja to kendo. Many of the best combat techniques are now lost, have evolved into useless forms or exercises, or been replaced with modern combat skills. How does real street knife combat differ from the martial arts? What simple techniques give real confidence? How can a small knife allow you to fear no one and better prepare you than a gun? Click HERE to find out today!
Israel: Includes blends of Applegate, SOCOM and Navy Seal based (and greatly improved) blade combat systems. What techniques has Mossad borrowed from the Arabs? How have Israeli knife assassins improved on Fairbairn? Click HERE to study the inside details today. Our instructors have trained in Eilat with both Mossad and IDF, in joint Homeland Security / Israeli exercises.
Escrima: Philipino thumb-point grips and the telltale hand over heart stance have many valuable additions to the combat regimen. Although the Balisong ("butterfly") knife is perhaps the most recognized, the Arnis, Escrima and other techniques using sticks, open hand and even two weapons remain powerful systems. How can a few key, and easy to remember simple knife skills, beat even an instructor level Escrima fighter? The answer is in both stealth, and the loss of small motor movement that takes over in a real street fight situation (click to find out more today).
Law Enforcement: What non-lethal knife techniques are more disabling than a gun, baton or taser? How can you stop an unarmed but deadly opponent without ending up in court or IA hearings? What "instant knock out" skills give even a small knife defender the edge over ANY attacker? Click HERE to find out today, and make it back home tomorrow.
Lethalo: Rebirth of the very old Brazilian knife combat grappling techniques. Just like over 25% of unarmed fights go to the ground, an even higher percent of knife combat also involves grappling, and slippery blood adds to the chances you'll end up "blading down," or at least in a "grab and stab." These techniques are EXCLUSIVELY available in Blade Combat, which is the only course that includes The JDB --Lethalo edged weapons system. These techniques are from a region where the machete is considered more dangerous than a gun... with good reason in skilled hands. Lethalo also is the first, and still one of the only, to rely heavily on modern medicine, ER reports, prison medical and autopsy data, as well as real street and combat experiences.
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Fencing: Like the martial arts, most fencing systems today, even with roots in combat, are now for exercise or sport competition and have very little to do with street combat. Leading with the blade is a fencing convention, and never used by expert combatants in a stealth situation or against an equal opponent. Every system has something to offer-- the first attack/last parry rules are similar to "openings" in real blade combat, and the injury scoring systems have their roots in actual deadly targets. The 6/4/8/7, flick, classical repostes etc. have little combat value, although the "non classical pumping" being outlawed due to electric scoring is much closer to street realities-- which may be why it's being banned! Trivia: "Escrime" is the French word for fencing, cf. to the Philipino knife system...
What is the world's best blade combat system today? All of them. If you really want to be at the top of the food chain, watch every video, buy every book, attend every seminar, and talk to as many prisoners and instructors as you can who have real knife attack scars. The Lethalo system respects every other system and teacher, but gives you selection and decision criteria to separate the wheat from the chaff. Danger signs for courses that are not "real world"-- they don't tell you to get out first, they ignore the legal consequences, they act like you won't be cut, they trash talk other systems, they advocate "duel" systems (circles, squares, triangles, pyramids, etc. are pretty, but one of you will be dead in less than 30 seconds, so what is all that about?), or their instructors have never been in a real street or combat knife attack. People who have real world experience have one thing in common: they advise you to stay away, or get away! Yes, pain hurts. There really is no such thing as knife fighting, knife combat, knife defense, etc., in reality, it always comes down to either knife threats or knife assassination. One prisoner who has killed 12 people with knives told us: "I don't fear anyone's knife or gun. The only person I will stay away from has something in his eyes, not his hand." Think about that one...
Do "traditional" martial arts have anything to offer? First, ask your instructor how many real street knife fights he/she's been in. BC won't hire an instructor without scars! Second, there are two ways to overcome the fight/flight/freeze response where the mid brain takes over: 1. Conditioning to control heartbeat and 2. Detachment. The martial arts offer some value here. But to be honest, those are a distant third to EXPERIENCE and FEROCITY (attitude). The slightest DOUBT will not only be recognized by the prison or street thug, but will also "cost a beat" in rhythm against a pro, and one beat is all it takes to "bleed out."
In addition to real world experiences, the BC team includes over 100 each of ER reports, autopsies, prison incident reports and real street case studies. These are the real eye openers, in several senses.
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