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DVD: Knife Defense by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming

Knife Defense—Traditional Techniques Against Dagger

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Run Time: 215min

Number of discs: 1

Narration: English

Menus/Subtitles: English

Region Encoding: All Regions

Code: D1156

ISBN: 978-1-59439-115-6

Release Date: August 2011

Skill Level: Skill Level 1 Skill level 2 recomended Skill level 3 recomended

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In the "Knife Defense DVD", Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming teaches techniques designed to defend against dagger attacks, which include the four essential categories of traditional martial arts training: punching, kicking, chin na, and wrestling.

It is important to be aware that knife fighting is deadly and can often lead to serious consequences, including time in prison. If you are attacked with a knife, the best option is to keep your distance and attempt to escape. Even with expert training, there is a high risk of sustaining an injury during a knife attack.

Dr. Yang instructs and demonstrates knife defense techniques. He also provides corrections for common mistakes as students perform each application. Special attention is given to key defensive concepts.

  • Learn to use items ‘at hand’ for defense
  • Learn how to maintain distance from an attacker
  • Understand angling, and intercepting an attack
  • Develop strategies for successful escapes
  • Numerous distance, angling, and intercepting training drills are taught
  • Over 30 traditional techniques are presented in detail

It is crucial to train the skills of intercepting often and with many training partners, for it to be effective as a defense.

Extensive training of these defense applications can significantly help you avoid knife injuries if you are attacked outside of a controlled training environment.

Violent encounters are on the rise around the world, and statistics show that someone is maimed or killed by a knife every five minutes. Your best defense is awareness and then avoidance.

YMAA PRODUCTION • DR. YANG, JWING-MING "KNIFE DEFENSE" • PERFORMED BY DR. YANG, JWING-MING, WITH KATHY YANG, TONY CHEE, AND PEDRO RODRIGUEZ • DVD PRODUCTION BY MEDIAMANIC • EDITING AND DVD AUTHORING BY OCEAN SILVER • PRODUCED AND DIRECTED BY DAVID SILVER

Package Design by Axie Breen. Photos by Jonathan Chang.

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming

Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming, is a renowned author and teacher of Chinese martial arts and Qigong. Born in Taiwan, he has trained and taught Taijiquan, Qigong and Chinese martial arts for over forty-five years. He is the author of over thirty books, and was elected by Inside Kung Fu magazine as one of the 10 people who has "made the greatest impact on martial arts in the past 100 years." Dr. Yang lives in Northern California.


5 starsDr. Yang Does it Again!, Keith V. Caswell "Darkknight" (Amazon reviewer) September, 2011

To write a review for this DVD is to write a review for every instructional DVD published by Dr. Yang. In a word: Exceptional. And that is pretty much what I have come to expect from YMAA Publication Center.

Each and every instructional DVD is complete and well instructed. And Knife Defense is no exception. Moves and theories are well communicated. And Dr. Yang's students are suitably incorporated to demonstrate, not only the move/moves themselves, but he corrects those students patiently and appropriately when they make a mistake. And, here, mistakes are the key.

Dr. Yang fittingly utilizes their mistakes. Knowing all along that you at home are, probably making the very same mistake. He allows this to follow a natural course, one necessary in the learning process. And he utilizes these opportunities to reach out to the viewer.

Included are more that 30 "do-able" techniques and the appropriate training drills. Each is fit for the intermediate to the advanced student... though one or two are actually geared towards the novice practitioner (no advance student will feel cheated. Watch...Learn). For me the discussion and training for timing and distance were invaluable. And, overall, I really like having this DVD as a reference in my training portfolio.

If you are even considering an instructional video for defense against a knife attack, look no farther!





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