Part 3: Five Angles of Attack

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Once you’ve learned how to hold your knife and the best way to stand, the next step is learning how to cut with it. This involves five basic angles of attack, which Michael Janich shows in this demonstration. The five angles serve as general guidelines for the quadrants or zones of your body that you will be swinging across and into. You’ll learn that your body has a center line, which separates the high and low lines, and then you’ll learn how to attack using different techniques for each quadrant, including thrusts and comma cuts. You’ll be able to classify all attacks coming in towards you, which will help determine which attacks you should make to defend yourself and escape the danger.

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