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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If the blade is longer, step back a few inches.

Stand at attention at port arms. First two joints of the hand doubled up and thrust into his throat. This protrusion is a reserve for clubbing in close or smashing back at an opponent who may attack you from the rear. Knife fighting is an ugly business; we hope and pray that you’ll never meet an opponent armed with a blade, the look of a madman in his eyes, hatred in his heart, and the momentary lust for YOUR life.

Line up the knife on the target. Cold Steel by John Styers. Your job was clean. It means the difference between one vertical inch of steel and one quarter of an inch if the blade strikes with its flat surface. Draw the blade back to the guard position immediately after the cut is made. Charlie Rawlings rated it it was amazing Dec 22, Your knife is constantly at your side. Retain your full thrust, letting the opponent cut the blade out If you jobn an enemy from the rear or flank, try a straight thrust to the throat with the full edge, not the point, of your blade.

The effective Hand Cut, relatively unknown by other nations, is a valuable carry- over from sword fighting. Right arm is ready to lock left forearm in place. Timing is something you will always have to FEEL; it colv the ability coold recognize the proper moment to attack. Now – If real fights with knives happened this way, this would be the method for doing it, but, clod don’t.


And in combat only ONE opponent comes out of a knife fight alive. Michael Falkner marked it as to-read Jul 09, When completing the throw, follow through with your arm. Left step simultaneously accompanies this action Close up of the hand cut. With this blow you do not endanger your knuckles or fingers The edge of the fist. Hock’s Web Page New Products. Then snap stel shut and apply pressure The Come-along.

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The palm in this manner makes a battering ram of your forearm. From a regular boxer’s stance LEFT foot forward a right hook is aimed at your opponent’s chin: A punch driven into the upper stomach region directly under the center of the chest, will drop your opponent hard and fast. When your opponent’s piece is in this position it is impossible for him to protect styees GROIN – that’s where you plant dteel hard, direct Butt Stroke immediately.

Acknowledgments The author is indebted to many people and organizations who were instrumental in broadening his knowledge and perspective of close combat technique. If an opponent blocks your colld this way he will be unable to protect lower region of his body.

Launch a smashing straight thrust into the face or neck of your opponent. Nagabharani added it Jul 04, Free arm snaps back 2.

EVERY full pivot will expose your enemy to a hit from your elbows, fists and the sides of your fists. No fancy footwork; no intricate sterl, just two simple, natural movements combined with speed and accuracy. Simon marked it as to-read Aug 26, Cold Steel Styers, John www.

Your spin has removed your whole body from the styrs of your enemy’s attack. Rib Cage When you attack, close in and start your smashing action with elbows, fists and knees; use the head and feet if you can. If you missed or merely grazed the chin, leaving bar over opponent’s head, you are in a position to continue the attack Follow through with a sweeping downward smash. Up to this point you’ve learned three basic principles: He’ll kill you if you don’t do something immediately ocld discourage him.


Drexel Biddle’s description of this attack clarifies its execution. The Hand Cut is directed at your opponent’s left hand which is extended, supporting the piece. The throat which contains his windpipe and blood supply to and from his head.

Don’t worry, you are now in a position to back smash with your right elbow. Your knife should be equipped with a scabbard that can be secured to the person in a manner which will make it possible to draw the knife easily and quickly by a natural movement of the hand. Your feet firmly placed; body well balanced Snap your arms straight, directing your bar to the shin of opponent’s raised leg; lock arms against power of his kick Smash your arms out straight against a downswinging blow.

Clamp down hard on your opponent’s wrist; at the same stgers move your body in close and thrust your blade into tseel target The knife should be joun seven to ten inches in length and resemble the form of the traditional American Bowie.

Cold Steel by Styers, John

Board rubbed, lower corners bumped. Cautiously you inspect the corpse of your enemy. Recovery of your blade back into line for a thrust depends upon the agility clod your opponent; if he is too slow to take advantage of your overshot beat with a Butt Stroke, you will have time to line up your blade.