Training with a knife doesn't mean that me, you or anyone else automatically becomes a knife fighter. One should not confuse his or her own thoughts and beliefs about this. Only a someone who has a good amount of actual experience could claim to be one. And truth is, those people who truly are, wouldn't even claim (or openly, that is) to be one. The reason we train though is for us to have at least an understanding of how to use it should we need to have a skill that might help us to survive against an attack from it. Therefore I believe that in order to get the most out of it then " training should be both seriously fun and seriously serious" if one should either choose any and lead it to extremes, then neither path would be of good value.
Abenir Kalis Filipino Blade Art
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Training on knife wrk with the men and women of Sensei Tony Yap's Aikido class in Malaysia .