Tuesday, October 20, 2009

"Dungeon" Seminar - Cane Seminar Part 2

One more from the Seminar. Using the cane in a two-handed grip to fend off someone trying to grab you by the lapel or throat. This method was not specifically Bonafant, but was how to use a bar smash, combined with the Fairbairn rake across the midsection, or a thrust to the solar plexus (or gut, face, throat, etc.) to make your attackers day more than a touch miserable.

By the time the seminar was over, even with hand and wrist protection, most of the guys had sore/banged-up wrists and forearms.

Ah yes, a good time was had by all!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Seminar In "The Dungeon" 10-19-09

A Seminar that involved Close-Combat techniques held in a location that has a lot of historical importance to anybody who has ever trained with the late Carl Cestari. If you've ever even seen a Cestari video, you'll probably recognize the venue.

This clip shows a close-in, reverse-grip method of using a cane (or walking stick) against an assailant. The method comes from a book written by a man named Bonafant in Argentina, sometime around 1912.

The instructors are the irrascible Ralph Grasso, and the indefatigable Clint Sporman!