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 on: October 21, 2015, 10:03:48 PM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Hock
Knife Combat - Crossing Blades! DVD or Download
Practical, Modern Knife Dueling by Hock Hochheim

"I hope you will NEVER be in a knife duel. But it still happens in some form or manner. I do not want to glorify or over-emphasize the knife duel. But sadly it must be covered. I reluctantly do so. This is a comprehensive, scientific collection and distillation of the world's knife and short sword dueling methods, for the modern, practical practitioner. I have been working and collecting these methods since the 1980s. Here they all are for you, all in one, streamlined, concise, demystifying film. No flash. No dash. No compulsion to replicate historical systems or pontificate on historical minutiae. Generic tactics. Just simply? How to duke it out with knives." - Hock

You will learn:
- Who? What? Where? When? How? Why? Are you in a duel?
- The Support Arm
- Minimization of Wound Theory
- The stances of motion
- The Combat Clock as a simplified foundation
- The 4 Arm Attacks Standard
- Edge Aware Theory
- Diminished Fighter Theory
- Dueling saber and reverse grip attacks, basic and advanced
- Combination Strikes
- Dueling from "the Shields"
- Dueling from Deception
- The Fake! Via the basic and advanced Combat Clock
- Strike the limbs standard
- Working the Xs and "Charging the X" exercises
- Luring-in exercises
- Hitting the stances
- Ambush, Dodge and Evasion Dueling Exercises
- Shadow boxing solo and shadow boxing apart
- Dueling sets of 3, 2 and demo of CQC 1
- Sparring - How to Develop your own dueling style

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 on: October 20, 2015, 05:06:46 AM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Hock
Rattlesnake! Knife Ground Fight Seminar by Hock Hochheim

In May, 2014, Hock conducted a semi-private, 6 hour, knife ground fighting session in Texas, meant to be a crash course on the subject. It was filmed by Run N Gun Media and turned into this one-hour production.

In it you will learn:
- The big 3 knife ground fight situations
- Who, what, where, when, how and why of knife ground fighting
- How and why we hit the ground
- Fundamental ground maneuvers
- Ground stress draws
- Cut loose exercises
- Training for impact exercises
- Ground catch exercise sets
- Ground leg guard/shield
- Destruction pump stab
- Flinch responses to catch set stabs
- Lefty versus righty problem-solving
- Various ground releases
- Ground knife disarm options
- Ryan series solutions and counters
- Scenario exercises
- Training drill options
- ...and more.

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 on: October 11, 2015, 06:06:54 PM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Hock
New! Push Dagger Training Film - DVD or Download
A Crash Course in Fighting with a Push Dagger Knife

The ubiquitous push dagger has been around in some shape or manner for centuries in various countries, militaries and martial arts. So deadly, so efficient, so ominous-looking, it is illegal almost everywhere. And then, with this illegality comes the lack of available training for its use when needed in self defense, crime-fighting and war. W. Hock Hochheim has researched the knife (and these other "punching" and "hammer-fisting," “fist knives,” and offers a practical and tactical training course for its maximum use in everything from applications to standing and ground combat scenarios.

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 on: October 10, 2015, 05:17:43 PM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Hock
Footwork and Groundwork - Maneuverings!

Ever been a foot chase? A "foot pursuit?" I have. And with weapons. Numerous times. And it can involve very hairy geographic problems. Being "one with the ground" doesn't have to mean falling face first and loving a ground/road rash. It can mean mentally and physically connecting with the surfaces and surroundings you will have to run on. Same with ground fighting. Real people fight on slanted hillsides, mud, grass, gravel, asphalt, tile and carpet, etc., etc. (I once horizontally fought and choked out a suspect on top of a couch and living room, coffee table.)

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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.

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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: August 16, 2015, 04:33:48 PM 
Started by Hock - Last post by Hock
    Another confession? I am a tactical tourist. Oh the shame. The stigma.

     No, not a person who travels the world like a smart tourist with ultra-light, waterproof clothes and my museum and restaurant guide in the ready. No, not that kind of vacation tourist. I am just a guy going through my suburban life with very little survival gear. Sometimes I dare enter urban areas too... gulp...yes, you read right! URBAN areas and with very little gear. Places where people apparently must have P.H.D.s in URBAN fighting just to get through the day!

     Through the years we have heard the term, "tactical lifestyle" and along with it the brag –

"I, (or we) live a...tactical lifestyle."

     And that does sound cool. But, several of us in the training business wonder if they know what that are saying and doing compared to the big picture. As the old, wise expression goes - "there's what you know, what you don't know, and what you don't know, you don't know." Do these proclaimers actually know where they fit in the "action-guy chart?" The full spectrum of war and crime?

For the essay, read here:

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