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 on: October 08, 2015, 03:46:30 PM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Hock
"I just finished this and wow, it helped me better understand my knife knowledge, especially about the subject of opponent wearing a jacket and side by side ground fighting. Thanks Hock; you helped me organize my knowledge and skill which should be a priority. Before I focused on the impact disarm, 'Defang the Snake' but you're right. If it fails, there should be reinforcing tactics which would be the Chain of the Knife. That is the missing link of Defang the Snake and Close Range "Hubud-Lubud" and Knife Grappling. Terrific! Also, relying on just slashes even on the neck of the opponent - sure you said it right about psychological effect; why I didn't think about that!!! Nice. I am excited to practice with my friends who practice other knife system. Thanks again Hock, you're the man!" - Michael Rifareal, The Philippines


 on: October 08, 2015, 03:45:55 PM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Hock
Death Grip of the Knife, Extreme Close Quarter, Hand-on-Hands, Blade-on-Blade Battle by W. Hock Hochheim

"This film is about 20-plus years in the making with the gathering, the evaluation and the organizing of information. It's first version, the Clutches Of was filmed in 2003. Now over ten years later I have learned so much more and had to add, organize, re-organize and re-boot it all into the this Death Grip of the Knife. All this was first introduced to me, the idea of it, by the late, great Larry Hartsell in seminars in the 1980s. It was a Filipino theme with Larry, but I also learned that the subject was extensively covered in European martial arts, medieval, etc. When you run it through the possibility filter, and see what actually happens in crime and war, there was a lot material there. Knife fights/duels clash into this at times. And close quarter knife fights start here... " - Hock

The Death Grip (hands on hands, blade to blade CQC) occurs in Stop 2 thru Stop 6 ground fighting, of the Stop Six collisions. This knife film teaches survival tactics and strategies in face-to-face, nose-to-nose, hands-on-each-other knife fighting in standing and ground positions. Here you will learn how to fight while holding the opponent's weapon-bearing limb when he has yours in his grasp. You will learn attacks, escapes, captures and solutions as you fight standing, kneeling and on the ground. This video is a favorite among edged weapon trainers and seekers of knife ground fighting methods.

- The basic Death Grip positions
- The solutions to the positions
- MUCH knife vs. knife ground Death Grip fighting instruction
- Many knife vs. knife Death Grip combat scenarios, standing and on the ground

Death Grip of the Knife is Level 9 in Hock's FORCE NECESSARY:KNIFE! combatives course.

Get the DVD
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 on: October 07, 2015, 03:29:59 PM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Hock
"Anyone who knows me at all, knows I take my martial arts training seriously. Although I enjoy all the material I work, there is just something special about Hock's Knife/Counter-knife Combatives Program. I had a great time at Gracie 601 tonight working with folks serious about training to THRIVE in chaos! The looks I get from the newbies as we're working up close and personal with (training!) blades is priceless!" - David "The Dawg" Kerwood, MS.

“Hello Hock. My name is André Luz and I am from Brazil. I have tried many self defense courses, but your course is the best for me.” - André Matos Botelho Luz, Brazil

 on: October 07, 2015, 03:26:02 PM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Hock
W. Hock Hochheim's
Reverse Grip Knife versus Crime

This is the return of one of hock's popular knife modules in the 1990s, he did away with because it was deemed to violent!

“This film comes from police experience and research. This module was the old 1990’s “Alley Cat Street Fighter.” Remember that was back in the day when Chuck Norris action movies ran supreme. Different time and different "names." It included a popular 'claw of the cat' panther speech, (hence the new module name.) The old 90s module was very raw and violent with minimum legal issues discussed. As a result I thought it best to hide the course away. But, my friends insisted I bring it back as it was one of their favorites. Now revised as Claw of the Cat it has new information, evolved with newer methods, new ways for skill development and full of important, modern, legal issues. The subject covers a very succinct criminal situation, as in a mugging/robbery or ‘bully,’ assault or potential kidnapping, type of crime” - Hock

Some topics
- reverse grip slash, stab, block and combination basics
- skill drills
- ways of the mugger, assaulter
- quick and clandestine weapon draws
- grip releases and weapon retention
- counter attacks
- standing, kneeling, ground
- the Claw freestyle combat scenarios
- and much more

Get the DVD or the download here!

 on: August 24, 2015, 06:41:54 PM 
Started by FM451 - Last post by SabreActual
Tribute to Navy SEAL Joe Camp to be published in December 2015 issue of the UDT SEAL Association magazine, "The Blast".

 on: July 28, 2015, 06:17:08 PM 
Started by FM451 - Last post by SabreActual
Retired Navy SEAL Joseph H. Camp, part of the team recruited by Echanis, was KIA on June 10, 1978, by FSLN urban commandos.

This while seeking to develop a human intelligence network with the FSLN.

Camp was a highly decorated and well respected SEAL operator, to include being an advisor with the Provisional Reconnaissance project where he earned his 2nd Bronze Star with Valor device.

Setting the record straight.

 on: May 28, 2015, 12:22:31 AM 
Started by MilMak - Last post by MilMak

Evidence of 430,000-year-old human violence found
By Victoria Gill Science reporter, BBC News

Human remains from a cave in northern Spain show evidence of a lethal attack 430,000 years ago, a study has shown.

Researchers examined one skull from a site called the Pit of Bones, which contains the remains of at least 28 people.

They concluded that two fractures on that skull were likely to have been caused by "multiple blows" and imply "an intention to kill".

The findings are published in the journal PLOS One.

MilMak: link to article here:

As well as providing a clue as to why the bodies were in the cave, scientists say the study provides grisly evidence that violence is an intrinsic part of the earliest human culture.

A detailed CT scan of the skull showed that the two fractures were almost indistinguishable

The international research team studied the skull - cranium 17 - using modern medical imaging techniques.

Their virtual reconstruction showed that two clearly visible fractures on its front were almost identical, strongly suggesting, "that both were caused by the same object".

This forensic investigation provides a piece in the puzzle of how these people came to be in the cave, which is known in Spanish as Sima de los Huesos.


The site has been studied by scientists for more than three decades. In 2013, researchers were able to extract ancient DNA from one of its preserved bones, leading some experts to suggest that the bodies inside were early representatives of the Neanderthal lineage.

The site continues to be a hot topic for researchers trying to unravel the increasingly complicated story of human origins.

And while this study does not tackle that scientific debate, it suggests that the long vertical shaft of this cave was a place where these ancient people deliberately "deposited deceased members of their social groups".

The researchers conclude in their paper that this may have been "a social practice among this group", and may even be "the earliest funerary behaviour in the human fossil record".

Professor Debra Martin is an anthropologist from the University of Nevada, who studies ancient human cultures, including evidence of violence.

She told BBC News that she found the researchers' conclusions "completely compelling".

Prof Martin added: "I suspect the farther we push back and find straight up forensic evidence such as these authors have, we will find that violence is culturally mediated and has been with us as long as culture itself has been with us."

 on: May 20, 2015, 06:16:50 AM 
Started by MilMak - Last post by MilMak
Ambush attack, confined space, obstacles, multiple assailants.....attack lasts appx 3 mins, nightmare scenario.
This guy was lucky to live though I'm unsure as to whether his companion did.

Graphic scenes:

 on: May 06, 2015, 12:40:07 AM 
Started by MilMak - Last post by MilMak
Needless fight costs life......

Alan Garay (43 years old) was a 260 pound “strongman” that won competitions both in Argentina and Spain. He could lift 880 pounds, pull 15 ton trucks and lift cars with little problem, but that didn’t save him from getting killed two days ago in the province of Mendoza, Argentina.
After an argument with Fernando Pezetti, a 50 year old cartonero (paper and trash scavenger) over trash left on the sidewalk next to his house,  Mr. Garay got into a fight with the man, easily overpowering him and punching him in the face. As Garay left, the scavenger produced a knife and stabbed him twice in the torso. The neighbors called for help but Garay was dead by the time help arrived.
Garay had lived in Madrid for ten years and had recenlty moved back to Argentina. He worked security at night clubs and at times was part of security details of international celebrities.
Lessons Learned:
1)Don’t get into a fight if you can avoid it.
2)Don’t EVER underestimate your opponent, even if you’re literally the strongest man in the country going against some random 50 year old hobo.
3)Always assume your opponent may be armed, NEVER turn your back on him.
4)Knives are ALWAYS lethal weapons. They don’t jam, they don’t run out of ammo and its practically impossible to pry one away from an attacker without losing a few fingers.
5)Again, just don’t get into fights, ESPECIALLY against someone that has nothing to lose.

 on: March 31, 2015, 11:17:33 PM 
Started by neljohn - Last post by freeflow
Others don't agree with this, here's a link to Neal Martin saying just that:

Lets examine what Neal Martin is saying here.

The classic knife hand strike
Documented on video knocking someone out as a preemptive shot.

Doesn't it make sense that something in every martial art going back to 16th century Germany would at least be effective for some situations?

(I can land a knife hand in sparring by the way, and I'm not exactly a great martial artist)

Front Hammer-Fist Strike

It's good enough for MMA.

Face Smash

Watch what this one clawed fingerjab thrown at low speed does to a guy. How much more force does a face smash have with this same hand formation?

This seems a lot like the argument emanating from some WWII combatives camps to the tune of "I'm not good at this, therefore it sucks and will get you killed".

What if there are simply a bunch of surfaces on your body that you can bang on stuff without hurting yourself, and then a bunch of sensitive body parts to bang them against? What if it doesn't matter how you strike as long as you're banging on the other guy's weak bits with your strong bits?

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