Every Martial Arts enthusiast has a part of him or her who sees the attraction of Weapons Fighting. In this first section of the “Weapons of the World” class, John “DUZA” Duczakowski will introduce you to the first two of the 5 Weapons Groups....
Blunt Force and Bladed Weapons.
The 5 Weapons Groups:
- Blunt Force/Impact Weapons
- Blades/Cutting Weapons
- Flexible Weapons
- Projectile Weapons
- Combination Weapons
Blunt Force/Impact Weapons are weapons that cause trauma, bone breaking, internal bleeding and bruising through forces of impact, collision and/or weight. This is the most common weapon style due to the fact that almost any object you can lift can be turned into “a baseball bat”. The common weapons you will learn here are the beer bottle, pool cue, bar stool, broom....Just kidding. You will be taught principles of the staff (pole), Hammer (top or bottom heavy tools), plus the single and double stick ( clubs, escrima sticks, bat, etc).
Bladded/Cutting Weapons are those that can be used to cut, slash, hook and slice, or stab. These weapons standardly use the blade as a cutting edge and the tip of the weapon for stabbing and piercing. In this section, you will learn to use a variety of knives and swords. You will also learn to turn common everyday tools into make-shift weapons (credit cards, cork screw, box opener). Learning these two kinds of weapons can keep you safe in places where guns aren’t available.