The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > Hogan's Alley > Tactics and Training

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 3, 2000, 02:58 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: December 1, 1999
Location: Statsboro
Posts: 159
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
Cyric13 is offline  
Old February 3, 2000, 04:19 PM   #2
Join Date: January 12, 2000
Posts: 29

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.


"No matter how deadly you may be, you must contain your art within the sphere of good motives against a background of peaceful intentions."
G.M. Ramiro U. Estalilla
KaliSIG is offline  
Old February 4, 2000, 01:57 AM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: December 1, 1999
Location: Statsboro
Posts: 159
Thanks KaliSIG. I'll check out Timebomb and look into some of the styles you mentioned. Thanks again.

Cyric13 is offline  
Old February 8, 2000, 07:18 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: December 10, 1999
Location: California
Posts: 2,329
"Exposure" is good. So is "The Duellists" with Harvey Keitel and Keith Carradine.

Honorable mention to the Ginsu commercial.
Lavan is offline  
Old February 11, 2000, 11:37 AM   #5
Hard Ball
Senior Member
Join Date: November 28, 1999
Location: California
Posts: 3,925
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).]
Hard Ball is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:06 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.07330 seconds with 9 queries