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This Week’s Curriculum

This week I introduced knife tapping from the green belt curriculum of Counterpoint Tactical System. This block of material is Pekiti Tirsia empty hands versus sak-sak (hammer grip). It was really fun to teach this and to talk about the purpose behind it. It was also fun to talk about what the drill represents. Here is a video of Master Zach Whitson working the knife tapping drill with the addition of striking. The drill begins with primary tapping and progresses to where strikes and disarms are incorporated. The video below is not where the student starts knife defense but is farther along the training progression. Enjoy.

Here is Tuhon Bill McGrath discussing knife tapping in more depth.


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