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Old 06-13-2009, 12:53 AM   #1
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There are many different trains of thought for this type of thing, and they range from the super simple to the "hollywood" tactics (i.e. really flashy, but no substance).

I am not the guru as far a bladed weapons go, and I tend to take the very simplest approach as far as using them as a defensive tool. My first preference is to use a sidearm if at all possible. Bladed combat is tricky, and you usually have to strike many, many times with a blade before you stop the threat (prepare to be injured yourself).

With that said, I believe it's still important to incorporate a blade into your defensive practice routine in some shape or form.

The first picture is an example of the "higher end" pair and the "lower end" pair. The difference in looks and monetary cost is great, but they will both do the same exact things.


This is a basic stance with the "high end" pair. I like to call these stances Double Jeopardy. The reason is if the threat gets really close and the pistol fails, I have the blade to slash at any open areas (i.e. arms, face, neck, chest, stomach, groin, etc....) that the threat will expose.

P.S. As a general rule, it is better to slash then stab. The more "fire hoses" you cut, the more the liquid the threat will lose.



Here's the same stance with the "low end" pair.

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Old 06-13-2009, 12:58 AM   #2
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These two pictures are basically a reversal of the first stance. My sidearm is taking the lead, and the blade is ready in reserve.

High End pair:


Low End pair:


Remember this thought: Anything your blade touches of the threat is bad for the threat, and good for you. Use the blade in a blocking/slashing motion. If the threat exposes their arm, make them pay for it dearly by slashing the **** out of that arm in every place possible.

Bonus picture. You get cool points by naming the game this came from (should be pretty easy for some of you...lol).

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Ahh, the classic Metal Gear Snake CQB stance.

Good stuff, sir.

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Ahh, the classic Metal Gear Snake CQB stance.

Good stuff, sir.
Almost got it right too Sgt. Not quite though.

Both Naked Snake and Solid Snake were left handed in the games.
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psshaw......


Solid Snake is a noob anyways............


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psshaw......


Solid Snake is a noob anyways............


How dare you! He has more awesome in his cigs than you do in your entire body!
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Solid Snake is the internetz ninja's ultimate wet dream................

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Nice tutorial. I always look forward to them.

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Solid Snake is the internetz ninja's ultimate wet dream................

I bet you're a Raiden fan.
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Nope, COD4 fan.

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