by Vladimir Vasiliev & Scott Meredith
This book is one-of-a-kind. Standard knife books tell you “There is no defense. Just run.” or “First hit the back of your opponent’s hand…” But what if you panic and your hands are shaky, get scared and freeze, misjudge the distance and get stabbed or a family member is with you and you cannot run. The problem is always deeper than techniques and easy slogans.
The 3 sections in this book: Knife in Your Hand, At Knife Point, and Signs of Danger, complete all that is needed to develop intuition, awareness, swift dexterity, smooth evasions, and invincible freedom of movement.
Vladimir Vasiliev, one of the founding masters of Systema, teaches you how to disarm a blade at any stage of attack. His unique training program triggers the perceptual revolution for you to sense the threat long before your life is on
the line and gives you the only real chance to survive.
Cut through your fear and gain the sharpest edge of awareness and skill.
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Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: THE SUPREME TRAINING TOOL
CHAPTER 2 KNIFE CRIME: "I feel like Superman"
ENCOUNTERS AT THE EDGE
"Tver was a border zone"
"To use a knife was considered shameful"
"What could I do against a knife?"
"My body wasn't ready for it"
"Mikhail could see to that depth"
"Mikhail teaches movement"
KNIFE IN YOUR HAND
Foundation: Familiarity, Dexterity, and Strength
"Why are you carrying it?"
"The shape of the knife is the shape of your psyche"
"5 levels of fear can be observed"
"The weight of the weapon should disappear"
"My arms draw the knife all by themselves"
"You draw the knife and nothing changes"
"Working distance is the distance that allows all options"
"Your draw and stab are on movement, not tow"
"Place the sensation of your entire body into the knife tip"
"Learn to use the blade tip"
"Light pokes are really important"
"When it's knife against knife, both may die"
Those 'Miracle' Disarms (Only Vlad Can Do?)
KNIFE IN YOUR HAND - DRILLS
Tension the Fills and Tension that Restricts
Relaxation, Precision, Depth
Drawing the Knife
Keeping the Knife
Throwing the Knife
AT KNIFE POINT
"Try to see everything"
"That's not a knife"
"Stages of Mobility"
"Are you sure you can run away?"
"Do you know how to walk fast?"
"You escaped but you locked yourself"
"The knife's movement toward you is like a wind"
"You body has to remain straight"
"You have some ability to fight back"
"A real blade makes you move much more effectively"
"He embodies the picture in his mind"
"Fear is death"
AT KNIFE POINT - DRILLS
"Work from contact"
"Fighting is like swimming"
Sensing the Carry
Sensing the Attack
The Edge of Awareness (Work Sets)
"Both people and weapons can emanate threat"
"There are two basic questions"
"What feeling do you have?"
"Don't create anything"
"They have some mission inside themselves"
"Everyone has a different location of fear"
"Find a person who's always hiding"
"How do you find your condition in martial arts?"
"How did the knife get into his hand without you seeing it?"
Detection in a Crowd
Concealment and Crowd
LIVE TO TELL
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