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Old June 22, 2000, 10:53 PM   #1
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Which are best? Too many titles out there from:
Hoch Hocheim
James A Keating
Kelly Worden
Somebody else? I can't afford to buy them all, and my interest is primarily self defense with pocket folders, but other stuff is interesting too.
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Old June 23, 2000, 02:37 AM   #2
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Check out "The Defensive Edge 1 & 2" by the late Ernie Franco and one of my former mentors. It provides very basic but effective techniques. Ted LucayLucay has a 4 volume set on Kali that's good and the last tape is on knife-fighting.

I don't think there is a best way, it's part skill and a whole lot of luck sometimes and I don't ever want to find out which I have more of. There's only so many ways you can use the knife and it doesn't take a bunch of skill to become effective.

Keep simplicity and reality in mind. Another thing, videos can only show you so much and are more for a quick reference than anything. Can show you the way to do things but can't correct if you do it wrong. I personally don't waste a lot of money on a bunch of videos because I just don't really see the point as most I've seen aren't too good. I do recommend the ones above.
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Old June 23, 2000, 10:33 AM   #3
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Chute: Hard to go wrong with any of the guys videos you mentioned. Maybe get a basic video from each one and see which one hits you the best. If all goes well I will attend a seminar with James Keating this summer, but I wouldnt pass on an opportunity to train with Hock or Kelly.
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Old June 26, 2000, 04:49 PM   #4
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Gunsite's Edged Weapons #2 is a very good video - you can order off the website. Its worth having in your collection.
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