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Sunday, May 19, 2024

Streetwise Knife Fighting, Part 2

How does one know when to block, attack, or run? This is a very challenging question. The answer is…no one really knows, because the attacker does not impart his intentions to you prior to the confrontation.  Therefore, one should assume that if an assailant crosses your path and is demanding compensation for the encounter, any close-quarter technique would possibly result in slashed body parts. So, it’s recognized that the best technique is to run. Run! That’s all well and good, but we’re martial artists and have been trained not to run, but rather to stand and fight, defending our rights as citizens. Yeah, say that to the ER doctor who

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Shihan Danna Abbott
Shihan Danna Abbott
is a 7th degree black belt in Kenjutsu, starting his 14-year education in Tokyo. He has published five books and designed a US Patent. Abbott has also conducted seminars in over 30 countries and obtained his black belt at the Hombu dojo in Yokohama. He currently offers online classes on LearntheSword.com, his unique swordsmanship academy.

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