Message from Artair in Cascadian Coffee Company #general

2017-06-23 03:21:19 UTC  

A bit of muay thai, and HEMA, if that counts. But, I need to do a lot more. Looking into MMA places.

2017-06-23 03:21:47 UTC  

Flagocaust wen?

2017-06-23 03:21:47 UTC  

My Dad teaches the Krav Maga classes here in Eugene when the owner is gone

2017-06-23 03:22:12 UTC  

Jew jitsu

2017-06-23 03:22:20 UTC  

surprisingly effective

2017-06-23 03:22:26 UTC  

Also, HEMA is fucking bad ass much respect

2017-06-23 03:22:30 UTC  

I used to take knife drills, you can get a lot of information on youtube.

2017-06-23 03:23:02 UTC  

Also, professor Blackwood, who is a blackbelt in several forms of martial arts, could really help you if you actually went to college.

2017-06-23 03:23:42 UTC  

You lazy SOB, take some initiative, you shouldn't need to ask for help! 😉

2017-06-23 03:23:47 UTC  

I'm just being salty 😃

2017-06-23 03:24:30 UTC  

Thanks. HEMA's probably not as combat-practical as knife things but it's fantastic exercise. And of course the historical bit

2017-06-23 03:25:36 UTC  

Pick up a Sparring knife bro (Sportsman warehouse, or just make one yourself), and watch the videos that are already on youtube, and practice with T.

2017-06-23 03:27:32 UTC  

Also, practicing with a heavier knife is an obvious way to get started.

2017-06-23 03:28:44 UTC  

I know that all sounds like bullshit, but I couldn't offer any better advice.

2017-06-23 03:29:01 UTC  

Practice basic stances, move your entire body around, most of all use your left hand plenty.

2017-06-23 03:30:09 UTC  

Hold the knife in your left hand in a reverse grip, and stab/chop through a descent sized tree trunk, circling around the trunk while you do so.

2017-06-23 03:30:29 UTC  

Once finished, do the same with your right hand.

2017-06-23 03:31:07 UTC  

Doesn't have to be a tree, just use anything laying around that's in great supply.

2017-06-23 03:31:45 UTC  

I know that sounds like bad advice, but I actually got that from a friend who used to be an officer in the Australian police force.

2017-06-23 03:35:10 UTC  

That's sort of just the bare bones minimum, but it's better than nothing.

2017-06-23 03:36:51 UTC  

uhh, Did I say something wrong guys? Room just got really silent.

2017-06-23 03:40:45 UTC  

Nah, you are good. Talking about training particularly for sport/exercise/self defense is encouraged.

2017-06-23 03:40:59 UTC  

I was eating dinner m8 and thanks, that's some good advice

2017-06-23 03:41:18 UTC  

No problem, just get a really heavy knife so the training is twice as hard as the actual thing.

2017-06-23 03:42:04 UTC  

We have knife here in the gym to practice knife fighting with

2017-06-23 03:42:15 UTC  

sparring knives*

2017-06-23 03:42:34 UTC  

My Bowie weighs over a pound, and I frequently do that exercise. Now picture, what happens if I do (for self defense) have to stab someone with my glock, which weighs twice as much?

2017-06-23 03:42:49 UTC  

Also Austin, your switchblade is shit for combat I'm afraid.

2017-06-23 03:42:58 UTC  

How so?

2017-06-23 03:43:01 UTC  

I think just about all of us are into regular training/work our routines at this point. It is good to discuss what we do as motivation for each other, progress updates, and insight.

2017-06-23 03:44:05 UTC  

I mean if I couldnt kill someone with that and my training then they deserve to kill me. lmao

2017-06-23 03:44:24 UTC  

I don't need a 300$ knife, nor multiple knives in a street fight.

2017-06-23 03:44:25 UTC  

Well, it's a liner lock, if you stab someone you risk transmitting too much force into the tang of the blade, causing the lock to fold, possibly injuring yourself.

2017-06-23 03:44:35 UTC  

No, just get a fixed blade knife.

2017-06-23 03:44:48 UTC  

Or a normal priced knife with a lockback.

2017-06-23 03:44:58 UTC  

I don't think you know proper cuts, Artair..

2017-06-23 03:45:08 UTC  

When it comes to acutaly human bodies

2017-06-23 03:45:33 UTC  

I've studied it quite in depth.

2017-06-23 03:45:36 UTC  

It's not a mexican stab fight

2017-06-23 03:45:42 UTC  

I've acutally trained in depth.

2017-06-23 03:46:04 UTC  

The idea of training is 100% self defense. The discussion began with people's concern of being attacked by Antifa type terrorists. We need to be able to survive an attack (solo or in a group), so being physically and mentally prepared is mandatory.