The Knife Training Methods and Techniques for Martial Artists series gives the martial arts interested person a solid background on the importance of the knife as a combat weapon, inspires the reader about the benefits of knife training, and provides detailed step-by-step instruction in how to manipulate and defend against a knife with speed, proficiency, and confidence.Almost any martial art, traditional or modern, can be adapted to knife offense and defense without changing the basic principles of the art. Since the knife is a relatively small and lightweight weapon, many of the same moves and movement patterns you use in your empty-hand art are easily transferable to your knife techniques, and vice versa. The practical lessons you learn by adding knife training to your arsenal include quick reaction skills, physical and mental control, footwork and evasion tactics, distance control, and target precision.Knife training gives you a decided physical and mental edge and opens new dimensions that will deepen your understanding of the martial arts. Knife Training and Advanced Martial Arts Concepts, the tenth book in the series, covers the importance of moving from the mechanical to the conceptual stage of learning successful defenses against knife attacks, the relationship between time and timing, factors that trigger the natural speed of your body, how distance and movement can prove elusive, and different ways to disarm the opponent of the use of his weapons. The full series comprises the following books:The full series comprises the following books:1. Knife Anatomy2. Knife Carry and Deployment3. Knife Grip and Manipulation4. Knife Attacks and Targets5. Knife Fighting Stance, Footwork, and Dynamics of Motion6. Knife Defense Basics7. Knife Defense Dynamics8. Knife-on-Knife and Multiple Opponent Knife Defense Strategies9. Knife and Empty-Hand Defenses Compared10. Knife Training and Advanced Martial Arts ConceptsSave by purchasing books 1 through 5 in the special Knife Offense (Five Books in One) volume, and books 6 through 10 in the special Knife Defense (Five Books in One) volume.