September 24, 2007 at 6:05 am #30214
The Cold Steel Challenge is this weekend! Its a competition with lots of divisions- all sorts of weapon fighting and weapon throwing. Its in Ventura. I’ll at least be competing in the knife fighting division. Anyway, here’s more info:
http://www.coldsteel.com/cschall07.htmlSeptember 24, 2007 at 5:23 pm #56503cjs-dadKeymaster
Iím going to try and come up but Iím on the sched that morning. If I can grab a fw instructors we may pile in the Krav truck and jam up.. its only a 45min drive so look for us all in KM shirts since we will come straight from NTC-SO
Christian/LR do you want to meet us at SO and then go support Mak?September 24, 2007 at 9:23 pm #56510
Hmmm, seems pretty interesting. Sword and spear competitions? Sounds like Gladiator games without the lions. And what on earth is a \”Special Forces Shovel\”?
GiantkillerSeptember 25, 2007 at 1:34 am #56513September 25, 2007 at 8:37 pm #56522
😈 😈 😈 😈 😈 😈 😈 😈 😈 😈 😈 😈 😈 😈 😈 😈 😈
GiantkillerSeptember 25, 2007 at 8:39 pm #56524
Ooops, sorry about that previous one, that was my 666th post. 😈
Anyway, that shovel looks interesting. How would you fight with that thing in the competition? Just whack each other on the head with it? Or use it like a stabbing weapon (thrust it forward like a bayonet)?
GiantkillerSeptember 25, 2007 at 8:56 pm #56525la-revanchaMember
My buddy and fellow KM instructor, Nathan, will likely go.
Mak, when are you competing?September 25, 2007 at 9:58 pm #56526
Re:quote \”Giant Killer\:
That one is actually just part of the throwing competition- you throw it like a tomahawk. Russian manuals do show using it as a chopping weapon or to bayonet.
La Revancha: I’m not sure when I will be competing yet. I’ll be straightening everything out over the next few days.September 25, 2007 at 11:13 pm #56527
And are the edges as sharp as a tomahawk? Could you chop someone’s head off with one of these things?
GiantkillerSeptember 26, 2007 at 12:55 am #56531
In their videos, they show cutting through a rolled up mat (the kind you see in iaido test cutting) with one of those shovels. They would ruin your day if you got hit in the neck with one.September 26, 2007 at 4:44 am #56533
Its starting to look like I might not go. The knife fighting division starts at 8am, which means I’d have to start my road trip at 3am (there’s no way I can make it up Friday night).
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