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General Category => Knife Combat => Topic started by: Hock on July 08, 2009, 09:21:35 PM

Title: Knife/Counter-Knife Book
Post by: Hock on July 08, 2009, 09:21:35 PM
It is in.
It is done.
My new book
http://www.hockscqc.com/shop/product391.html

Hock
Title: Re: Knife/Counter-Knife Book
Post by: grlaun on July 09, 2009, 04:26:00 AM
Sweet!
Title: Re: Knife/Counter-Knife Book
Post by: Dawg on July 09, 2009, 08:06:59 AM
Hock,
Could you bring at least one of the signed, full color ones to the "Way of the Knife" seminar? It'd be great reading material while I'm recovering each night in the hotel room. If it's too much trouble, I'll just order one when I get back. Thanks!

(Congratulations on getting it done!) ;D
Title: Re: Knife/Counter-Knife Book
Post by: Hock on July 09, 2009, 08:33:13 AM
I will bring a bunch to this seminar and a full color one also (they look awesome)

Thanks,
Hock
Title: Re: Knife/Counter-Knife Book
Post by: Dawg on July 09, 2009, 08:45:28 AM
Cool!

My mailing address is in Florida now, even though I'm still working in Mississippi. It'll be much easier on me to just get the book at the seminar.

Gives me even a better reason to make (I mean let!) the young'uns drive on the way back.

Should be there between 6 and 7 PM tomorrow night.

See ya!
Title: Re: Knife/Counter-Knife Book
Post by: Tank2 on July 09, 2009, 09:00:46 AM
Awesome.

I wouldn't mind having a full color one as well Hock. Bring a few with you.

See you at the seminar!
Title: Re: Knife/Counter-Knife Book
Post by: Hock on July 09, 2009, 11:02:38 AM
Will do.

Hock
Title: Re: Knife/Counter-Knife Book
Post by: Mr. Barnett on July 09, 2009, 11:29:40 AM
just bought mine!!!
excellent excellent excellent.

Title: Re: Knife/Counter-Knife Book
Post by: Joe Hubbard on July 10, 2009, 10:04:32 AM
This looks absolutely awesome Hock!  Make sure to bring a stash of them to London in September.  I'll be ordering my copy next week!

 
Title: Re: Knife/Counter-Knife Book
Post by: grlaun on July 10, 2009, 04:19:57 PM
I just need to know: does my hair look good?
Title: Re: Knife/Counter-Knife Book
Post by: Hock on July 12, 2009, 05:12:32 PM
As Fernando Lamos would say...


   "Jou look mavelous!"


Hock
Title: Re: Knife/Counter-Knife Book
Post by: grlaun on July 12, 2009, 06:42:25 PM
Elvis would reply:  "Thank you.  Thank you, very much..." :P
Title: Re: Knife/Counter-Knife Book
Post by: Hock on July 12, 2009, 11:23:33 PM
Back from a successful knife seminar in Independence Mo. (in attendence were some very influential, heavy hitters from the US Army) and once back, I discovered an overwhelming, OVERWHELMING response (orders that is) for the new knife book. Overwhelming.

We are trying to fill these orders as soon as possible. Please bear with us.

Thanks so much for your support on this.

Hock
(ps...please let me explain. Ink costs more than gold. Ink is responsible for the pricing of the book. We have over 1700 photos and 70,000 words, 300 pages. I wish it were $9.95. But the ink?.....)
Title: Re: Knife/Counter-Knife Book
Post by: Joe Hubbard on July 13, 2009, 02:06:31 AM
Are you kidding?  This book is a steal at $55.00 as listed.  In fact, when you buy this book and see what is actually in it you will feel as though you have gotten away with robbery for a mere $55.00.  Although I don't have my copy yet, the last time Hock was here I got an insider's look at most of it that he had stored on his laptop.  In years to come when this book is hard to find people will be selling it for $350.00 on E-Bay.  Get it while you can for a mere $55.00. 

Hock, you are selling this book way too cheap!  Are you nuts?   
Title: Re: Knife/Counter-Knife Book
Post by: FredVS on July 15, 2009, 03:03:49 PM
Hey Hock The new knife book is outstanding and the way of the knife  seminar was top notch. Thnks for letting me work with you both days. Fred
Title: Re: Knife/Counter-Knife Book
Post by: Hock on July 15, 2009, 06:37:58 PM
Thanks!
(by the way, I will be getting all the new ranks up by the weekend.)

Don't forget to ask HUff about our plan...

Hock
Title: Re: Knife/Counter-Knife Book
Post by: VicMackey on July 24, 2009, 07:52:56 PM
Great stuff, Hock! You have wrote a masterpiece. There is no book that has more comprehensive detail on knife fighting such as this one. As a matter of fact, it kept me busy when I was waiting all day at a hospital as I took my buddy/co-worker for a procedure. I was totally engrossed in your book all day and not yet even finished (lol). Great war stories too as well as old manuals including the ones from my old USMC LINE manual.
Title: Re: Knife/Counter-Knife Book
Post by: shastana on August 04, 2009, 10:12:35 AM
Hock's book is the THEE best knife book EVER.  The Forward is sobering and shows he knows from experience what knife fighting is and is not.

First Paragraph goes like this....
"Knife fighting is not an art.  Or a hobby.  Or an interest.  It isn't fun.  Nor is a bullet to the brain or a broken leg with an exposed, splintered bone through the flesh.  If you think it is, then you need your head examined or a real dose of reality experience"

From there, it just keeps getting better and better.  Stories are awesome, research and "how to" knowledge blows away the knife experts I've ever been exposed to.

Thanks Hock!
Title: Re: Knife/Counter-Knife Book
Post by: VicMackey on August 08, 2009, 12:21:29 PM
Hock's knife combatives also fills out and addresses something that is missing in most knife programs, fighting with a knife when on the ground or other uncomfortable positions.
Title: Re: Knife/Counter-Knife Book
Post by: redhawk44357 on August 23, 2009, 07:32:15 AM
THE BOOK LOOKS GREAT. JUST WHAT I NEED FOR MY LIBRARY, AS I AM JUST GETTING INTO KNIFE DEFENSIVE MEASURES. THE PRICE SEEMS REASONABLE ALSO, BUT UNFORTUNATELY THINGS HERE AT HOME ARE TIGHT.  HOPEFULLY SOON I CAN AFFORD TO GET A COPY. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
Title: Re: Knife/Counter-Knife Book
Post by: WTAC on September 02, 2009, 07:32:13 PM
Very nice resource $55.00 for the book and a shirt great deal.
Thanks again.
Aaron
Title: Re: Knife/Counter-Knife Book
Post by: D. McLemore on September 22, 2009, 04:24:49 PM
 Hey Hoch & Everyone:

     The book arrived today.............I think you out-did yourself on this one.  I used to nag you about re-publishing the old Knife Fighting Encyclopedia, well...you don't need to do that.  This is just a great course and falls into the category of 'Professional' material for those whose livelyhood takes them into the world of combatives. There is just not any foolishness in this one at all.  The introduction really makes one think and put this 'knife fight' stuff in the right perspective.  The real-world historical examples are an espacially interesting aspect that everyone needs to read.  Replacing the ole Angles of Attack with the clock system is something that will have more standard use worldwide, particularly with the military.  Putting this book in a spiral binder is really usefull when you take this book to the training hall. It allows you to lay it flat and work directly from the page.  Indeed this has been a long time in coming. These days I spend a lot of time in the 'Martial Art' & 'Historical' aspect and the associated lack of reality that tends to exist there.  That said it is very comforting to know that I've got this
'Dose of Reality' on hand should I ever have to go back to or teach any of the 'Professional' aspects.  Thanks so much for writing this book. I'll have your copy of my Staff Book on the way in a couple of days.

All My Best
Dwight
Title: Re: Knife/Counter-Knife Book
Post by: Hock on September 22, 2009, 05:24:00 PM
And I so thank your sir!

Hock
Title: Re: Knife/Counter-Knife Book
Post by: olduncle on October 09, 2009, 10:19:44 AM
I bought the book a few weeks ago, and to be honest I didn't know what to expect.  I have an extensive martial arts library and, frankly, the vast majority is useless garbage.  I have been conditioned by the subpar norm to be very skeptical and to expect to be disappointed.  This manual is an exception, to say the least.  Without a doubt the most valuable and practical book on the subject I have ever seen.  A generally adroit and fit person without martial experience can actually learn something applicable from nothing but this manual and a willing training partner.  I got the first DVDs as well, and will buy the rest of them ASAP.

I teach traditional Chinese martial arts and also generic self defense classes at various local parks & rec and community centers.  Many of the attendees have asked for knife instruction, but I've had a difficult time making the traditional material relevant to modern situations (not to mention the giant knives!).  I will certainly be attending seminars and seeking instructorship, as this material is exactly what the soldiers, police officers, and little old ladies in my classes need.
Title: Re: Knife/Counter-Knife Book
Post by: grlaun on October 09, 2009, 10:45:18 AM
Another disciple has seen the light... well olduncle to the mad house...the Prof and/or Arnold will welcome you in time....as will the rest of the us in Hock's Institute for the Insane Fighter, otherwise known as the Church of Violence...Head bishop Hock presiding....
Title: Re: Knife/Counter-Knife Book
Post by: Hawkeye on December 11, 2009, 11:13:01 AM
I finally got a copy of the new book a week or so ago.
Very nice. You really put a lot of work into it.
Title: Re: Knife/Counter-Knife Book
Post by: whitewolf on December 11, 2009, 12:33:35 PM
I ordered the book today-will use it in training-Whitewolf (ELB) "speed of light"
Title: Re: Knife/Counter-Knife Book
Post by: sarguy on September 04, 2010, 03:39:32 AM
After considering the Contemporary Knife Targeting book I mentioned in the other thread, I went ahead and decided to pull the trigger on a copy of Hock's book, instead. I'm sure it'll fit the bill for what I was looking for, and then some. My wife suggested that I get the color copy, just to "make sure I'd be happy with it".

I love it when she does stuff like that.
Title: Re: Knife/Counter-Knife Book
Post by: Professor on September 06, 2010, 06:02:52 PM
Welcome to the church!
Title: Re: Knife/Counter-Knife Book
Post by: sarguy on September 13, 2010, 12:18:16 PM
This book is friggin' awesome! Getting it in color was well worth it. I spent the weekend studying it instead of my Physiology material. I'm blaming Hock if I bomb my exam today  ;D
Title: Re: Knife/Counter-Knife Book
Post by: Hock on September 13, 2010, 12:23:30 PM
Try to make the connection.
Think about stabbing all those body parts and then somehow it should all come together.

"If I stab here...then this function shuts down. If I stab there, then this function shuts down....etc..."

Thanks,
Hock
Title: Re: Knife/Counter-Knife Book
Post by: whitewolf on September 16, 2010, 02:58:07 AM
Been carrying the book to work- when i am free I review the pages-I hve now marked off just about every page that shows unarmed defenses and go over them-as Hock said in the book one has to know unarmed defenses to be able to fight with a knife. Hope to go over some of them at the tallahoma seminar to clarify correct movements as shown in the book. The more i get into the "knife culture" the more i see that  a lot of what is practised out there by some is worthless-one needs a qualified instructor who has been there and done that  in real situations and can actually teach how to over come a knife attack, be stabbed but continue to overcome the attacker.
WW (ELB) speed of ligtht
Title: Re: Knife/Counter-Knife Book
Post by: Hock on June 01, 2011, 09:31:47 AM
"I checked out your knife book in depth, it`s really amazing! It`s the MOST COMPLETE knife book which I ever read. But what has blown me away was, the PROGRESSION, the info is EASY UNDERSTANDABLE and EASY TO FOLLOW. Many books are incomplete or/and very complicated.

And of course how MANY DETAILS are in the book, you left no stone unturned. Especially knife work on the ground is rarely seen (kneeling, laying) This was what I was always looking for, the missing link. Well, in short, I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS BOOK FOR EVERYONE! YOU DID A FANTASTIC JOB! THANKS!"

                                    - Juan Obrecht, Switzerland , Instructor in Warriors Eskrima,
                                      Dog Brothers Martial Arts, Paul Vunak's Progressive Fighting
                                      Systems
Title: Re: Knife/Counter-Knife Book
Post by: Vrkah on June 05, 2012, 01:54:32 AM
Ok, i am a little late. I got your book yesterday and from the frist moment on it was clear to me, that this will not be the last of your books in my hands. That is the best book on this subject i have ever seen.
Thank you, Hock for this masterpiece!
(I just ordered the Impact Weapon Combatives book and i'm looking very much forward to it!!)
Title: Re: Knife/Counter-Knife Book
Post by: whitewolf on June 05, 2012, 12:19:10 PM
Will get it when i return to the US ww
Title: Re: Knife/Counter-Knife Book
Post by: Hock on June 19, 2012, 09:11:49 AM

"Actually went back and reread the knife book for the third time.  I have several hundred books in my martial arts library.  At least a hundred are on different weapons and weapon styles.  Your knife book is the most complete weapon book I've found.  Actually was about to start my fourth reread of the book." Arlie Everett, Georgia, USA
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