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About David Seiwert
David Seiwert has been studying, teaching and training in a wide range of martial arts from Japan, Korea, China, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines since the age of 12 years.
He is currently semi-retired from the engineering field and regularly travels to Southeast Asia to further increase his knowledge and understanding of these indigenous arts.
When not traveling he spends his time teaching, giving seminars, writing books and producing videos about the fighting systems of these regions.
You can find more information at: DavidSeiwert.com
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practitioners of Southeast Asian martial arts such as Silat, KunTao and the
Filipino arts of Kali and Escrima, but there is very little information on the
subject outside of these arts.
More and more martial arts styles as well as law enforcement (LEO) and the
military are looking into the usefulness of this ancient Indonesian weapon, but
with a dearth of teaching material and/or instructors out there, they are left
to learn on their own or try to find a qualified instructor of Southeast Asian
arts to teach them the finer points of this unique weapon.
This book aspires to describe and explain the History, Design, Materials, as
well as demonstrate Deployment, Drills and defense against the Knife, Gun,
Unarmed defense and Multiple Attackers.
Hopefully everyone interested in learning the karambit can gain a better
understanding of this fascinating utility tool and fighting implement with 243
pages and over 750 photos showing step by step sequences of techniques and applications.
Be sure to look for our Karambit 4-volume DVD set on Amazon
as how KunTao came into being. After tracing the history back several thousand years
Mr. Seiwert goes on to examine the roots of KunTao and the martial arts styles that evolved
into this highly effective fighting system.
He then discusses the basic principals while demonstrating the tools and weapons
used in KunTao, in addition to showing basic training drills as well as combative scenarios and
applications using over 350 photos.
Knife assaults can be extremely dangerous and it is best to avoid them if you can, but sometimes that is not possible. Carrying a firearm can help to equalize the situation, but it is not a panacea to the problem. If you cannot get to the weapon then it does you no good and at close range a knife usually has the edge (no pun intended).
It is difficult to find a comprehensive book on knife training and defensive moves outside of military manuals and a few martial arts books. Most simply show you techniques, but never go into drills or concepts. Techniques are fine, but you need to be able to adapt to an ever changing situation.
No two attackers or situations are ever the same, everyone reacts differently in a hostile environment and you need to be prepared.
The drills and techniques in this book are taken from the Southeast Asian martial arts of Silat, KunTao and the Filipino arts of Kali and Escrima. These arts are known worldwide for exceptional blade skills.
This book will help you to become familiar with knife attacks in order to de-mystify and take some of the fear away. If you understand how it can be used for an attack then you can begin to understand how to apply a suitable defense.
With over 700 photos describing Drills and Combat Defenses and links to free videos provided so that you can actually see how the drills are done.