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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Cold Steel by Styers, John

Rib Cage When you attack, close in and start your smashing action with elbows, fists uohn knees; use the head and feet if you can. The wrist is locked and firm in all attacks with the hand. Victor rated it really liked it May 19, Showing best matches Show all copies. Your opponent has only one tarqet; he is forced to attack on the right of your blade The beat.

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It has again become a horizontal bar, but instead of bringing it cole to his chin, snap the arms straight down at the oncoming leg. The fingers of the right hand are securely wrapped around the small of the stock.

Joyn you missed or merely grazed the chin, leaving bar jhn opponent’s head, you are in a position to continue the attack Follow through with a sweeping downward smash. Most fights involving knives will start unarmed, at close range, and be a drag race between adversaries to get to a weapon first – if that weapon is a knife, you have a fight with a knife.

Prizzi’s stance is somewhat reminiscient of the stance that Col.

Move back a few inches. Here are your targets: Text is clean and tight. Place your fist on your chest, between sgyers left nipple and the center breast bone; this is the location ot vour heart which is just about the size of your fist.


Where a stiletto or narrow pointed knife would penetrate like an ice pick and leave a puncture wound, the Bowie-shaped blade will whip down into the target, ride forward, then snap UP. The effective Hand Cut, relatively unknown by other nations, is a valuable carry- over from sword fighting. Free arm snaps back 2. The uses of the stick are worth passing on to you because sometime it may become necessary for you to defend your life with nothing more than your natural weapons and any stout stick you might be able to pick up.

In the first picture, note how Sgt. To ask other readers questions about Cold Steelcolf sign up. Learn to strike your target with the muscle and not with your wrist or styesr. The upper arm, shoulder to elbow, is too short to deliver this blow effectively without accompanying the blow with a wheeling body movement.

Your outfit is in the area but out of sight. Force the attack by continuing to wheel back Wheel back up with right elbow back smash, directed at any target in range. The foregoing instructions should give you consistent results within the first five minutes of practice, provided of course, that you are throwing from the correct distance.

The Throw Point can be us’ed effectively in the Hand Cut but in most instances a Beat Cut will be more accurate and decisive.

Keep your wrist steeo as you draw your knife well back. A small, tightly rolled piece of newspaper may be used instead of the stick. The arm arm you had raised before your kick mav also be used to smash aside a dangerous blow from your opponent. Butt Strokes can easily reduce your piece to kindling wood. The upper portion of the body has pivoted forming a straight line from your stjers point back along your arm, across the shoulders and down the free arm in the rear.

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On the field of battle there is no time to think twice. The natural seat of your palm fits perfectly under the chin of an opponent. Now, it’s not quite as bad about this as Biddle’s work, and puts in practice a more co I gave this book a 4 star rating, not 5, simply because the knife methods in it are not, as presented, perfect. Knobs or other irregularities will hinder uniform throwing. Remember that the point should be to the left, but on a level with your opponent’s eyes.

It was known as Fitzsimmons’ “killing shift. The man in the satin shirt never missed; every knife he threw pingg. Iain Bruce Wilson rated it it was amazing Jul 07, The left arm thrown back adds power Throw point with carbine to the head.

In an instant you will size up your enemy-his speed, the position of his hands, the way he carries his head. When the point reaches its target, penetrating flesh or bone, the whip is taken up by the substance which is hit.

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Draw it back to yourself and smash it straight to his nose, teeth or throat. Perhaps you may accomplish this quickly with one direct attack that strikes home The edge of the hand, fingers extended and joined, is the equivalent of an axe and is used in the same manner. Any small item, cigarette lighterstoneor piec of wood will tighten the muscles on the outside edge of the fist.

Knife Fighting The sight of sharp, cold steel in your enemy’s hand is not a pleasant sight.