I don't mean offense but if you're concerned about mental trauma, I suggest that knife fighting is not the right fit for you.
Originally Posted by Shogunater
Knife use is visceral. It is wet and squishy. It is NOT for those concerned over mental trauma.
"Defanging the snake" has its merits...but once the knife comes out it is using lethal force. An overzealous prosecutor is unlikely to grasp the difference between the intent of defanging the snake and stabbing to the ground. Also, based on the video you posted, the techniques and strategies advocated there aren't going to win friends and influence people better than any other knife system.
This isn't a criticism of any knife system or training style. Most systems and techniques have merit when applied properly. But most important is having your mind right about what you are doing and when it's appropriate to use it. Badass looking technique is great but an educated mind is better.
It's good that you're asking questions. But keep your bullshit detector on and don't immediately accept something that sounds cool on the internet. Watch, read, listen, and practice. Most important, don't abandon common sense based on cool marketing.
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