Cold Steel – John Styers – Free download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online for free. BOWIES COLDSTEEL. by John Styers America’s deadliest knife-fighting tradition adds a new weapon to the arsenal of the Marine Corps. 1. 2. 3. 4. Every man. COLD STEEL by JOHN STYERS Text prepared by Karl Schuon Photographs by Louis Lowery Foreword A sudden realization of the thorough preparation for.
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Your opponent has only one tarqet; he is forced to attack on the right of your blade The beat. Zimmer rated it liked it Apr 07, Right arm is ready to lock left forearm in place. Butt Strokes can easily reduce your piece to kindling stgers. Your knife is constantly at your side. Inscribed by the author to Francis Craig.
The knife leaves the hand horizontally. Well, here are the practical principles based on the science of professional knife throwing: The slightest extension of your opponent’s knife hand presents a target. You have won part of the mental duel, but the physical bout has just begun. All formidable attacks can be made from the guard position.
From a regular boxer’s stance LEFT foot forward a right hook is aimed at your cokd chin: In whipping the blade forward your forearm will not be horizontal until the last moment. The scabbard should be secured vertically on the outside of the right thigh.
The list of common articles, usually available and easily adapted for use as “sticks”, is limitless. When you find this correct range, put a marker on the ground as a guide. The tendons in this area will feel the strain while you’re learning the thrust and cut.
Your opponent is gy lying about five yards beyond the spot in which he had intended to leave YOUR lifeless form. With the fingers extended and joined you have the equivalent of a knife point, extremely effective when thrust into vital and soft areas such as the enemy’s throat.
Your hands need not change their position on the piece.
EVERY full pivot will expose your enemy to a hit from your elbows, fists and the sides of your fists. This position has an innocent shyers which will enable you to come in close to your suspect without arousing suspicion from him, yet you are in constant readiness to whip the stick up, alongside vour forearm to the elbow, and ram its SHORT end directly into the mid-section of your suspect if he becomes aggressive.
But those who mourned vaudeville seldom mentioned one of its most gasp-provoking acts – The Knife Thrower. The realness of brutality must be faced with the same direct approach in which we build an air raid shelter. To kill, squeeze hard! Try for cuts on enemy’s head or face The finish of strel horizontal thrusting cut. This also will end the fight. Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. The instant that your opponent comes into range execute the beat and, at the same time, propel body to left with rear foot As you execute the full beat, your body, well balanced on the forward foot, will pivot out of line with your joun attack You have dtyers yourself from your enemy’s line of attack.
Here are your targets: Once the action has started and you find that your original plan is not working, you will automatically switch to another.
Cold Steel by John Styers
Force the attack by continuing to wheel back Wheel back up with right elbow back smash, directed at any target in range. He styyers see it coming. An enemy’s overhand stroke leaves him wide open for your thrust.
But the touted push button warfare has limitations, and they demand the individual’s ability to meet his enemy face to face, steel to steel, hand-to-hand.
The upper portion of the body has pivoted forming a straight line from your blade point back along your arm, across the shoulders and down the free arm in the rear. Wait, or halt momentarily in the guard position, until your opponent comes within range.
The blade faces outboard. When your opponent’s piece is in this position it is impossible for him to protect his GROIN – that’s where you plant a hard, direct Butt Stroke immediately. The knife work, obviously heavily influenced by Styers instructor A. But if you don’t hit anything you won’t have to clean it; as a matter of fact, if you don’t hit anything, your opponent probably will and what he hits will be PART OF YOU.
You will learn something from it if you open your mind, take what you can use and discard the rest. Aim for the shinbone if possible; then follow up with a chin smash since the stick is in a position for this movement.
Move rear foot to left The guard position. This technique is very effective for quick, short trips from curb to wagon or from bar to street. If your opponent has his blade in his RIGHT hand and has his LEFT foot forward, he will telegraph his attack with a body movement, even if he holds the blade in the sabre manner.
In the 8th picture note that the pivot is probably the footwork of the In Quartata sans the 6 thrust that normally comes with that technique.
Don’t worry, you are now in a position to back smash with your right elbow. If you connect around the lower ribs in the front, you will jar the solar plexis nerves.
Cold Steel by Styers, John
Your opponent’s momentum will carry him over your original position, by about two or three feet. They must be taught to meet it with a basic knowledge of its principles, the practical application of those principles, and confidence in themselves to wage identical war. Coold small item, cigarette lighterstoneor piec of wood will tighten the muscles on the outside edge of the fist. Mariusz Szczypka marked it as to-read Oct 16, Although thrown in the manner prescribed on these pages, such items as ice picks, bayonets or letter openers will ea”h demand their proper range.