Tanto Knife Fighting Techniques
Tao Te Kung Fu is a complete system that incorporates the most efficient techniques with modern teaching methods and takes advantage of the most recent developments in the neuroscience of skill acquisition.
As a complete system for real life combat it includes many weapons and Tanto is perhaps the most obviously relevant to most people’s lives because a knife is the weapon most likely available, we all tend to have a draw full of them in our kitchen. It is also the weapon an assailant is most likely to have. Tanto Knife Fighting Techniques with the traditional Japanese dagger used by the Samurai as part of a set of three swords. It is a fast and elegant weapon. This course will teach you the practical skills of knife fighting and footwork.
While the Tanto is a specific shape and is derived from a traditional Japanese dagger the techniques you will learn will of course work for any knife.
You will need:
Some space, most peoples’ living room will be sufficient
One practice tanto, but any similar object will suffice. We recommend you DO NOT learn these forms with live bladed weapons.
The 8-part form is short enough to be remembered easily (this is martial arts, not memory training), and practiced until it can be done without thinking. The form is put together in a way that if any part of it were used automatically, in a violent confrontation, it would deliver a conflict winning combination.
The program is set out for you to train every day using several short videos. Adding to your skills in easy to follow steps, you will build superb combat skills that will become second nature to you.
Some videos are called Repeat Drills, these are of simple techniques that you need to learn so that you can do them without thinking. Once you press play, they will simply repeat continuously until you hit stop. This will enable you to practice each movement many times with a constant visual reference to help you get it right. You don’t want to practice until you get it right, you want to practice until you can’t get it wrong.
It is tempting to rush ahead, but you will find that to learn these skills thoroughly, it is best that you master each part as you go even if that means repeating the same day several times. Excellence takes patience and determination. Remember “Kung Fu” means “mastery through discipline.”