Reverse Knife Grip Limits of Application.AVI

The Reverse grip, also called the ice-pick grip and the pinky-side grip, is a very popular method of holding a knife, especially in the world of commercial martial arts, and Hollywood. Some schools of thought will argue that the reverse grip is specific to the blade extending from the pinky side of the hand, with the cutting edge out, while they refer to the ice-pick grip as the blade extending from the pinky-side of the hand, with the edge facing the wielder. That is cutting hairs–pun intended. Here at DCAS, when the blade extends from the thumb side of the grip, since the blade is forward, in relationship to the wielder, it’s merely labeled the “forward grip,” which is called the “hammer grip” in many MA circles. When we reverse this weapon’s orientation, extending out the pinky-side of the grip, this grip is simply labeled the way it is oriented: the “reverse grip.” Since we regularly train with and use double edged blades, it doesn’t matter which way the edge is oriented. Therefore, the “Reverse grip” is “reverse” of “Forward grip!” Obviously, if an edged weapon is single-edged and held in the reverse grip, we want to use the knife to its maximum effectiveness as its structural functioning dictates. This demands that the blade is oriented to cut as well as to stab. We maximize all weapons’ structural design through functional utility of that weapon. In this demo, I am using the Aranyik K-7, from Miles and Aranyik Blades of Hawaii (Highly recommend these tools and