Attacking with Long Weapons


Technique Review July 24, 2018

Hello everyone, welcome to this week’s technique review. And today, attacking with a long weapon. So, what do we do really? You remember the principals of attacks. We’ve got horizontal attacks, vertical attacks, straight attacks.

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Hello everyone, welcome to this week’s technique review. And today, attacking with a long weapon. So, what do we do really? You remember the principals of attacks. We’ve got horizontal attacks, vertical attacks, straight attacks. I have a weapon like this, two like this, common object. So in time of need you may be able to equip yourself immediately with a tool that will resemble this one. Two or three feet long, 60, 70 centimeters. And with this you can attack in different manners. Obviously we can attack like a hammer attacks. Something like this. Example. So you hold the weapon with the full clenched palm, couple of inches protruding from the other side. You’re supposed to be attacking with the end part of the weapon. This is the fastest and the longest to reach, with this you attack. So hammer type of strikes if this can be obviously from different directions. Like hammer sideways, like hammer downwards, even like a chopper hammer inward, this can be, yes. It can be backwards, vertically up. It can be continuous stabbing a few times. This is the idea of the repetitive attacks.

And then we have the fluid ones. Usually the figure eight, or circular ones. One after the other, one after the other. So if I would demonstrate several attacks it can be with the weapon in the front hand, weapon at the back hand, these two main styles. Here the weapon can be used more for defenses and for earlier attacks. Here there’s as if the shield with one hand, the stick is in the other hand, it’s a much longer, stronger motion. Rephrase about the longer. It’s from where it is it will travel the long distance. And, it is usually more for attacks and less for defenses. Mostly a time we will be inĀ  this mode when the stick is in the front hand. And from here attacking several times, that’s the idea.

This were a type of hammer strikes, and then we can do the fluid eight figure or circular attacks, something like this. That’s the idea. Obviously we can use the other hand for striking or for grabbing. We can use legs also, practically it’s only a tool, it’s only an extension, it’s only something that we add to what we can to, it has its benefits. Doesn’t mean all other parts, all other weapons are either the opposite. Everything should be active. You’re a fighter, you’re fighting with a weapon in the hand. You are not only fighting with the weapon, you are fighting. If we reached shorter range obviously we can attack with this last part, the part behind. So for the hammer type of strike, if I am relatively close to use the length of the weapon it’s practically impossible, unless you go to the legs. So if I’m close and this person here I can attack low. If I attack low I’m vulnerable to high. So can we really do it?

And something else that’s very important, many times we can use the weapon with two hands. Something like this. So in this situation we can attack the weapon when it’s held by two hands, and this can be obviously two different directions. So each part, the front part the back part can attack the major horizontal, vertical, and straight attacks. Horizontal, vertical, and straight attacks, or even straight like this. And this thing also remind us of what this type of motion or this type of whole … This type. So, yes, we can take the weapon of the soldier. So when they say wait, krav maga came from … Krav maga came from the military. Originally it was the military style. Although in the beginning there were no so many assault rifles like this, but there were longer rifles with bionic, etc. And when the soldier was having a weapon in the hand the weapon was not able to shoot. Was impossible to shoot with the weapon, or it was too dangerous to shoot with a weapon, somebody else can get hurt. Or it was illegal to shoot with a weapon one confident enough and good enough not to shoot with the weapon, so I can use this weapon, and sometimes it is a must, yes, that the only thing I can do is use the weapon, and then maybe I will shoot if there will be a need.

And the weapon obviously can be used for sort of defenses and for attacks. Stick obviously the same thing exactly can be used for defenses, can be used for attacks. And remember, one of the most important thing is to be able to be a fighter, to be a warrior, and this is you have a tool in your hand but you are the fighter. You activate your whole body. Moving, defending, and attacking with all the limbs, including the one that has a tool in the hand. And then with that hand, whatever tool it is you can use the tool or just the arm. Sometimes we do a defense with the arm when the arm has for example a pistol in the hand, or a knife in the hand. You do a defense with the arm not only using the weapon itself. So, this was about basic things about striking with a weapon. It’s important that you be able to train, not only just one thing, practice is the key. All the best guys.

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