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Julius Melegrito Shows You 10 Basic Knife Strikes From the Philippine Martial Arts

Julius Melegrito Shows You 10 Basic Knife Strikes From the Philippine Martial Arts

In this exclusive video, Julius Melegrito takes you through 10 basic knife strikes from the Philippine martial arts. This kata-like sequence of knife techniques starts slow and builds momentum, culminating in Julius Melegrito executing all 10 moves with lightning-fast speed and catlike precision.

The knife strikes are based partially on the clock system, referencing the 12 clock-hand positions for precise angular execution of the various knife thrusts, slices and turns. When assembled, the 10-step sequence is an impressive display of edged-weapon training in action. These knife strikes can be applied in linear sequence, individually or interchangeably where feasible, depending on the scenario you may find yourself.

Julius Melegrito’s Philippine Fighting Arts 3-DVD Set presents the “why” and the “how” of Philippine arts such as arnis, kali and escrima. Along with the 10 basic knife strikes shown in the knife-technique video below, Julius Melegrito provides in-depth explanation and practical instruction on proper holds, locks, chokes, striking patterns, applied footwork, weapons techniques and various forms of empty-hand training. He also addresses the anatomy and construction of the stick itself.


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Each DVD in the Philippine Fighting Arts 3-DVD Set also features high-energy real-world scenarios that connect Philippine fighting techniques with situations one might face, such as chokes from behind, ATM assaults, car-window attacks and more!

KNIFE-TECHNIQUE VIDEO | Julius Melegrito Shows You the 10 Basic Knife Strikes You Need to Know!

This Philippine martial arts video clip is taken from Julius Melegrito’s three-DVD set, Philippine Fighting Arts, available now in our online store! (These DVDs are sold as a three-DVD set or individually.)

Topics include:

  • single-stick tactics and applications
  • double-stick tactics and applications
  • knife tactics and applications
  • proper holds
  • stick construction
  • striking patterns
  • applied footwork
  • blocks
  • counterstrikes
  • disarms
  • locks
  • chokes
  • coordination drills
  • partner drills
  • sticks against empty hands
  • real-world scenarios

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Black Belt martial arts DVD instructor Julius Melegrito is the founder of the Philippine Martial Arts Alliance and the Philippine Combatives System.

This energetic communicator travels across the United States and internationally to Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Ireland, Australia, Japan and the Philippines teaching his dynamic array of self-defense programs to general populations as well as military and law-enforcement personnel.

Julius Melegrito has been recognized for his years of study and service by a variety of publications, organizations and halls of fame. He currently operates a chain of Martial Arts International schools in Bellevue and Omaha, Nebraska.

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  1. richard says

    WHICH VIDEO HAS THE 10 MOVE KNIFE FORM AS SHOWN KNIFE TECHNIQUE VIDEO? THANKS

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  2. Raymond says

    Philippine Fighting Arts – Volume 3: Knife Tactics and Applications by Julius Melegrito

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  3. richard says

    THANK YOU, I AM GLAD I ORDERED THE CORRECT ONE. THE FORM LIKE SEQUENCE YOU SHOW IS OUTSTANDING. EASY TO UNDERSTAND, PRACTICE AND BECOME PROFICIENT AT. THESE TYPES OF TACTICAL FORMS ARE WORTH THEIR WAIT IN GOLD. PLEASE KEEP THEM COMING. LIVING IN AN OUT OF THE WAY MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO FIND QUALIFIED TEACHERS. THANKS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR.

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  4. Peter says

    Seems pretty easy to learn and practice…….you obviously don’t need to use as much force with a knife as you do with a bo staff or empty hands. Thank you, Sir, for that quick and enightening video.

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