Weapons Defense

From the dawn of time, men have been throwing various objects from their environment with the aim to hit a certain small animal or a fruit from high and unreachable branches. These first object were surely made out of stone, bone or wood and were thrown solely using the force of arm muscles. So, in the beginning of the Stone Age period, man used stone in order to strike a certain target which, very soon, became another, hostile human being. This is how man quickly started to use various throwing objects with the purpose of hitting, disabling or even killing his enemy.
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The Sniper

Snipers are trained archers whose main feature is perfect concealing. Along with the perfect camouflage they are prepared for scouting and observation, penetration within enemy lines, basic survival and lots of deadly techniques, which makes them one of the deadliest branches in every army, especially during wars. Snipers have been equally used by all the armies of the world. Gradually, the word sniper began to be used for the actions that are nowadays referred to as sniperism and the sniper. A sniper is a person, a specialist in his skill, whose primary task is to destroy a certain valuable enemy target over a long distance with the use of top equipment, primarily high-precision rifles.
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Slicing Through the Myths That Surround Edged-Weapon Defense!

No matter which category a particular system belongs to — traditional martial arts, reality-based self-defense, modern combatives — almost all instructors of those systems teach methods for stopping a blade-wielding psycho. Or at least they think they do. Before you start sending me hate mail and planning a cancel campaign, let me explain.

You see, almost all knife-defense techniques work great in theory. They also work on a compliant student in the safe confines of the dojo. But when applied in a life-or-death situation, many of them amount to responses that I like to call "death by martial arts myth."

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"En Garde!" echoed through Atlanta's Georgia World Congress Center on Friday and Saturday (8/27 – 8/28). The dissonant jangle of clashing blades permeated the air, as the numerous shiny silver strips that filled the hall became runways of flashing swords. Paired combatants shuffled forward and back, parrying attacks, and lunging for the win. It was easy to become enrapt in the fast-paced action and lose yourself in the lightning-quick exchanges.
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