View Full Version : Knife fighting movie???

February 3, 2000, 02:58 PM
I watched a knife fighting movie acouple of years ago and was wondering if anybody here could help me find out the name of it. In the movie they carried there knifes in shoulder holsters. And when first starting to learn you would draw lines on a mirror in a "x" nd a "cross" pattern and follow the lines with your knife. Anybody know the name of the movie? Also would this be a real training technique?

thanks Cyric13

February 3, 2000, 04:19 PM

The movie is called "Exposure" starring Peter Coyote. While the "X" strike is a universal strike in ESKRIMA/KALI/ARNIS.....there is more to it then what is shown in the movie. Footwork, timing, and various angles are just some of the training methods involved. Another movie you might be interested in is called "Timebomb" with Michael Beihn. There's a lot of gun/knife fighting in that movie. And the actors were actually trained, by ex-special forces operative, on how to knife-fight and shoot. Hope that helps.


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February 4, 2000, 01:57 AM
Thanks KaliSIG. I'll check out Timebomb and look into some of the styles you mentioned. Thanks again.


February 8, 2000, 07:18 PM
"Exposure" is good. So is "The Duellists" with Harvey Keitel and Keith Carradine.

Honorable mention to the Ginsu commercial.

Hard Ball
February 11, 2000, 11:37 AM
In "Exposure" when Peter Cyote asks the master knife fighter to teach him knife fighting because he must kill a skilled knife fighter, the master replies "Get a gun."

[This message has been edited by Hard Ball (edited February 11, 2000).]