Bump for all the new guys...
Last edited by FSCJedi; 08-06-2008 at 11:49 PM.
Bump for all the new guys...
Edited the original post to include a link to Dwight's new tomahawk training DVDs!
I've had Dwight's The Fighting Tomahawk book for a few months now and have found it to be a great resource! NOW, I received the DVD for Christmas and am going through it as a quick review before I start using the segments for learning and practicing. So far it has been an AWESOME video, I'm through with the 1st and half the 2nd DVD of the 3DVD set so far.
I also received The Fighting Staff by Dwight for Xmas and am excited about putting the two to practical use. I need to get into the Big Blades now too! Awesome instructional materials one and all!
I am the designer of the Training Tomahawk from Woodland Archery. You can see the link at http://www.WoodlandArchery.com/Tomahawks.htm
Let me know if you have used this in the past and how you feel about it.
Hey Jeremy: As you know I bought a quanity of these two or three years ago when I had the school operating. When I retired, I handed them over to Steve Huff who has brought them to ISMAC every year since then. They have held up really well and are excellent for introducing 1st timers to manuplation exercises.
All My Best
Just a couple to add. Lt. Col. McLemore did a follow up book to The Fighting Tomahawk that can be ordered from the Paladin Press website:
Mercop did a DVD that can be purchased at his website:
I own neither of these yet, but if/when I get them I might actually do a review.
I have just finished reading Dwight's Volume II on the Fighting Tomahawk and it is EXCELLENT! I would have to recommend both Volumes and his videos highly! I also got the Bowie and Big Knife Fighting book and the Advanced book, so I'll be putting all five resources together in my training along with the Staff book info! Great series Dwight!!
If you want to be good with the hawk learn Reverse grip knife fighting
Seriously ....Tomahawks are used like a knife in reverse grip, the handle is just an extension of the arm, the edge of the hawk takes the place of the point of the knife but the same moves work for both.
All the hooking and clearing of limbs that a hawk can do are mimicked by what the knife held in reverse grip does, hook clear deliver point or edge, I like the Gransfors bruks wildlife or mini hatchets best, no silly spike to hook yourself with and are light sharp and fast.
All the best,
The videos are by a man named Peter Brusso, he says he is a combat veteran that served in Vietnam. The techniques he teaches on these videos are almost identical to the ones I learned in the army. Battle hatchet
Thanks for posting this. I've been looking all over for training materials on the hawk' I've got Dwight's three partbook/dvd ( or is it only VHS???) set first on the list. I also just bookmarked the site for the trainers. I thought about hitting a Tap Plastics store and see what they could fab up, but you have taken a ton of footwork out my search. Thanks Bro!
I just downloaded some knife and tomahawk pod casts by Peter Brusso and was wondering what some other folks might think about his training methods?
Hey guys, I'm VERY happy to see that his has continued to be a great resource for those looking to delve into the combat aspects of the tomahawk. I also appreciate the additional resources being linked above! If anyone has a review of the Modern Combative hawk DVD linked above, I'd sure like to know!
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