Okay last night during a semi-private training session we really worked the reverse knife grip and some serious skills that go along with it. The reverse knife grip is a powerful and dangerous method of utilizing the blade. With your forearm protected by the blade it does make it harder for an opponent to grab your wrist and therefore get some control of you. This is just one of the reasons why I enjoy training with the reverse grip. Other aspects are the ability to utilize the blade to pass a limb or to hook and use it almost like a thumb to grip a limb. There is quite a bit more but suffice to say that it is a very dangerous method of utlizing a bladed instrument in the right hands.
Now last night we trained with utilizing a crossing hands motion on the cut then a pass to the outside thereby giving us dominant position and we were taking an angle that would utilize out body structure and weaken the opponents position. Doing this we played with multiple options and came up with different ways while utilizing the same transport method. All in all it was a good time and I am pretty sure that everyone learned quite a bit.
If you do practice with the blade make sure you get some reverse grip knife work in. You will be fascinated with the possibilities!
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