A look into our Knife awareness seminars in Manchester:
Why Knife AWARENESS, not DEFENSE?
Because knife defense techniques are most of the time madness. A knife is a dangerous weapon, and it should not be brought to any conflict, ever.
There might be examples of successful defense against a knife, but none of them does not include serious injury. Bringing a knife to a conflict means escalating it to a matter of life and death.
Learning how to use a knife can be an athletic challenge or a necessity for military personnel. It is never an option in civil life to use it or even threaten with it.
This awareness, the knowledge about the risks and dangers, the possible injuries and the difficulties in defending from an armed offender are the topics in our seminar.
With fun. With laughter. With lots of sweat and some bruises. But with a very sincere and serious background.
We will not provide a feeling of false security or make promises nobody can keep. We want to support the idea of keeping knives off the streets. Violence prevention, not escalation, is the goal of these seminars.
The video gives a little Glimpse into the concept.
The concept of Missing Link has a long history. On the one hand, in terms of traditional martial arts that all of our founder circle and master circle members have studied for many decades. On the other hand, in the way way our own community developed. In the 90s, we started the Hatsuun Jindo Akademie […]
The topic isn't exactly new, and we have had a long KarateTalk about it some years ago, but it is a discussion that pops up again and again. What does all the traditional martial arts stuff even mean in our modern world? Shouldn't we drop the whole philosophy and "deep background" of martial arts - […]