I am a firm proponent of having lot’s of different pragmatic stimuli in your training. That is one reason why I have always enjoyed sparring with marker’s. Well now on the market there are several different marking knife trainer’s out there that you can use. I eventually decided upon the Sharkee Virtual Blade system and have really enjoyed working out with them. I just added a parracord handle myself to make them feel even more like a real knife!
With these type of trainer’s you know right off the get go if you were cut. There simply is no way around it as the evidence is staring right at you. While I am not a fan of the chalk system as it shows up a little light (like used in this video) they work just as well with lip stick. (though you may be cleaning your shirt’s longer and with bleach)
Needless to say Marking Knife Training is alot of fun and if you get the chance partake in some of this kind of training soon.
It is much better to bleed in training that in the moment!
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