Sport Knife Dueling

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  1. Guro Crafty, fwiw, I think the hand speed portion early in the lesson is worth much exploration. To quote The Princess Bride, “… never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line.”

    I want to think and practice the idea of using kicks to take advantage of silat triangles. But, I sure wish I had thought of that. The theory makes much sense.

  2. Not sure what you have in mind with that speed question Tobias, but note my words about manipulating and controlling when interactions occur– read his structures, read not only from where he initiates, but also where his strikes finish, read his footwork. Make him impatient and take advantage of it. To do this keep transitioning through your various idioms of movement so as to trigger him going back to the beginning of his OODA loop.

  3. Guro Crafty, early in this lesson (2:18, plus a few minutes) you are talking about hand speed and such. You comment at about 2:50 that you are “just winging it.” But the next bit you extrapolate. It seems worth further exploration and thought. FWIW.

  4. In that I don’t regard myself as being fast, I feel humble in pontificating on this, but these are things that I feel have helped my speed relative to what it otherwise would be.

    a) In addition to extension and retraction, I think of rotation. Punong Guro Edgar spoke to me of “ta-ob y ti hai-ya ” (my spelling for Tagolog meaning “palm down and palm up”) Think of bong sao and tan sao as rotations of the humerus in the shoulder joint.

    b) think of expressing through the wrist e.g. as in the Chupa Blitz and in the Z Pattern.

    c) think of all the neurons in the brain that command the hand; thus if we think of the hand and not the limb, perhaps we will be faster? E.g. hand relaxed during extension with a convulsive grasp at the full extension to form the fist.

    d) think of my method of strikes that do not retract, thus eliminating much of the need for initiation speed/overcoming inertia.

    Does this help?

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