Category Archives: Weapons

Get In or Stay Out

Stick drills are tough.  They’ve got a stick and you don’t.  It’s a huge range advantage and they are almost certainly going to try and maintain that advantage for as long as they can.  The solution then, is to either … Continue reading

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Knives out

Our first experiment in knife throwing is over. Hopefully those of you who got a chance to throw with us both enjoyed it and got something out of it. I, for my part, enjoyed watching everyone throw and especially how … Continue reading

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Staff Time!

The time has arrived, once again, for us to swing six foot sticks around in the park. There are so many things to love about the staff form but my personal favorite is the way it teaches you how to … Continue reading

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Throwing Things

This year at camp I taught knife throwing and people throwing. Specifically, I taught a basic knife spin throw and the basics of head control in relationship to throwing. In terms of the knife, one of the most important parts … Continue reading

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Patterns

All of the early weapons requirements are patterns. The purpose of these patterns is to help develop a comfort level with weapons. You learn to move in tandem with another person while swinging a weapon in a prescribed manner. It’s … Continue reading

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