Knife defense largely surrounds the idea of defending against an aggressive but untrained attacker. What happens when that guy is highly trained in bladed arts and has a decent ground fighting game? In the continuation of the Bladed Grappler series, we explore this very scary possibility.
This Tactical Field Care video is intended for all combatants and familiarizes you with the M.A.R.C.H. algorithm. The acronym is designed for remembering the necessary steps in priority when saving lives in combat.
This is part of the ShivWorks’ ECQC Course ‘Extreme Close Quarters Concepts’ created and taught by Craig Douglas aka ‘SouthNarc’. In this video, Craig Douglas teaches retention shooting from the high-pectoral index and puts retention shooting in real-world context. These concepts are tested on the range with live fire and then in hand-to-hand fights in a martial arms gym.
late 13c., “foolish, stupid, senseless,” from Old French nice (12c.) “careless, clumsy; weak; poor, needy; simple, stupid, silly, foolish,” from Latin nescius “ignorant, unaware,” literally “not-knowing,” from ne- “not” (from PIE root *ne- “not”) + stem of scire “to know” (see science). “The sense development has been extraordinary, even for an adj.” [Weekley] — from “timid” (pre-1300); to “fussy, fastidious” (late 14c.); to “dainty, delicate” (c. 1400); to “precise, careful” (1500s, preserved in such terms as a nice distinction and nice and early); to “agreeable, delightful” (1769); to “kind, thoughtful” (1830).
In many examples from the 16th and 17th centuries it is difficult to say in what particular sense the writer intended it to be taken. [OED]
By 1926, it was pronounced “too great a favorite with the ladies, who have charmed out of it all its individuality and converted it into a mere diffuser of vague and mild agreeableness.” [Fowler]
“I am sure,” cried Catherine, “I did not mean to say anything wrong; but it is a nice book, and why should I not call it so?” “Very true,” said Henry, “and this is a very nice day, and we are taking a very nice walk; and you are two very nice young ladies. Oh! It is a very nice word indeed! It does for everything.” [Jane Austen, “Northanger Abbey,” 1803]