Cold Steel – John Styers – Free download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online for free. BOWIES COLDSTEEL. by John Styers America’s deadliest knife-fighting tradition adds a new weapon to the arsenal of the Marine Corps. 1. 2. 3. 4. Every man. COLD STEEL by JOHN STYERS Text prepared by Karl Schuon Photographs by Louis Lowery Foreword A sudden realization of the thorough preparation for.

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The side view of the guard position. Your choice of attack will depend upon the situation.

“Bowie’s Cold Steel” by John Styers

They are your first targets. Victor rated it really liked it May 19, But here’s a hint: Your rear leg will push The full pivot out of line, with your rear foot solidly planted. ML marked it as to-read Dec 25, Throw point to opponent’s extended hand in attempt to make a hand cut.

Perhaps you may accomplish this quickly with one direct attack that strikes home If a FULL thrust does not strike the target the natural whipping action will take place.

Whip the stick across front of enemy’s throat Cross your right arm with your left and grasp the stick with your left johj. Don’t forget that you have two heavily-shod feet.


At this moment, snap your whole body to your left, pivoting on the left foot, propelled by a thrust with your right leg which, crosses behind the left foot.

Begin your practice with the hand so that you may better understand and control the whip action.

Cold Steel

Face your opponent at attention. Jake marked it as to-read Jun 05, He won’t know fold hit him. Drexel Biddle Author of styerss or Die”is very duelistic – that is to say it stays entirely within the realm of two combatants, knife on knife, at long range, vying for the right cut or hack to open up the opponent for a kill shot.

Unlike the baseball throw, you will add no intentional WHIP. This is a fine attack against an opponent who raises his right arm high in his attack, or otherwise exposes his lower right side.

Cup the palm of the hand and ram it hard against the opponent’s chin By doubling up the first two joints and thrusting, you deliver a more powerful blow than with the johh extended and joined.

After mastering the cut as directed, you may then increase the effectiveness of the blade by a snapping WRIST action in a whip- like manner, directing the cutting edge of your blade to its target with greater velocity.

Force the attack by continuing to wheel back Wheel back up with right elbow back smash, directed at any target in range. There is NO bone in that whole area to prevent the blow’s full effect. Lester rated it it was amazing May 24, His backbelow the shoulder blades.


If your enemy tries to grasp your neck, you can break his grip instantly by wheeling a left or right cross over his arms The Elbows Those elbow bones sticking out when you bend your arms, have been strongly reinforced since childhood.

This action is FAST, consequently natural errors can bring about early disappointing results. Let’s face an opponent. Preview — Cold Steel by John Styers.

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With both hands apply thumb pressure to sides of enemy’s windpipe Thumbs and Fingers. Draw the blade back to the guard position immediately after the cut cod made. The cut is a completely natural action of the arm. Note that the blade remains at a right angle to the forearm When your arm is fully extended in your thrust, knife leaves your hand automatically.

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The arm on hip should swing free, but care must be taken to hy it from extending beyond the hand which holds the knife.

The short end technique. Nagabharani added it Jul 04, Refresh and try again.