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Author Topic: Knife Fighting Film - Death Grip of the Knife  (Read 2593 times)


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Knife Fighting Film - Death Grip of the Knife
« on: October 08, 2015, 03:45:55 PM »

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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Re: Knife Fighting Film - Death Grip of the Knife
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2015, 03:46:30 PM »

"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