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by Dwight McLemore

Category: Military
Subcategory: History books
Author: Dwight McLemore
ISBN: 1610045726
ISBN13: 978-1610045728
Language: English
Publisher: paladin Press (January 1, 2012)
Pages: 302
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Dwight C. McLemore is a retired combat arms officer with the . And, yes, I do know something on the subject and taught kukri combat techniques to elements of the Singapore Gurkha Police Contingent. 230 people found this helpful.

Dwight C. Army and is an accomplished bladesman and instructor. He is renowned for his vast knowledge of Bowie and big-knife fighting and has more than 18 years of experience in self-defense and martial arts. The owner of the School of Two Swords, McLemore is rated expert level with the American Knife Congress, is certified in kung fu and holds 1st dan in kendo.

The Fighting Kukri book. In this latest addition to his "Fighting Weapons" series, Dwight McLemore explores the full range of kukri training and deployment

The Fighting Kukri book. In this latest addition to his "Fighting Weapons" series, Dwight McLemore explores the full range of kukri training and deployment. He presents a sprinkling of history with informed discussions of fighting approaches and numerous training exercises on cutting, thrusting, blocking, and the associated movement of a kukri fight.

THE FIGHTING KUKRI: ILLUSTRATAED LESSONS ON THE GURKHA COMBAT KNIFE The kukri is one of the oldest combat/utility knives in existence today. Recognized as the national weapon of Nepal, the kukri has been associated with the British Army's fearsome Gurkha brigades since their creation. The unique downward slope of the blade gives the kukri its distinctive look and renowned ability to effect powerful, accurate cuts.

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The kukri is one of the oldest combat/utility knives in existence today. Recognized as the national weapon of Nepal, the kukri has been associated with the British Army's fearsome Gurkha brigades since their creation. The unique downward slope of the blade gives the kukri its distinctive look and renowned ability to effect powerful, accurate cuts.In this latest addition to his "Fighting Weapons" series, Dwight McLemore explores the full range of kukri training and deployment. He presents a sprinkling of history with informed discussions of fighting approaches and numerous training exercises on cutting, thrusting, blocking, and the associated movement of a kukri fight. By mixing modern and historical concepts and illustrating the text with hundreds of his highly acclaimed instructional drawings, McLemore has created the first and perhaps ultimate training guide to this unique weapon. The Fighting Kukri is a must for martial artists, blade enthusiasts, historical reenactors, fight directors of stage and screen, and men and women of the armed forces.
Comments to eBook The Fighting Kukri: Illustrated Lessons on the Gurkha Combat Knife
Cordalas
Given the books on several weapons that the author has published and the detail in this book on various ways of engaging the opponent, I will concede that the author probably knows how to wield a knife. However, he needs to spend a lot more time with kukris and Gurkhas before he writes a book about this particular blade. The kukri's geometry, balance and striking power differentiate it from a Bowie knife or a tomahawk. Many of the techniques illustrated herein might work with one of those weapons, but are ill advised with a kukri. Just look at the reference material used for this book. Very little related to Gurkha, nothing related to the kukri, unless you count the mentions of the weapon in Burton's Book of the Sword.

A basic rule of kukri combat techniques is that you do not cut into your own safety zone, or you remove yourself from the zone. Look at the basic downward cut illustrated on page 11 figure 6. Ignore that the illustration does not capture the essence of the reducing radius downward power cut of the kukri and focus on where the kukri is heading. Toward the person's own knee. The kukri has mass and momentum and the reducing radius power cut. That's what allows it to cleave German infantry helmets in WWI, for example. So in the heat of combat, when your opponent might parry your cut and add a bit of momentum down for the cut, you don't want it heading toward yourself. Other illustrations in the book (when talking about punching or hitting the opponent with your other hand) also put that hand and arm at risk to your own blade. Much better to keep your second hand inside the radius of the arc of the blade, and usually in a supporting role to the wrist of the hand wielding the weapon. The illustration on the cover shows one such example of this.

Unfortunately, there are no authentic reference works on the kukri that I know of, it is handed down, the same way I learned it. If you buy this book and use it, I suggest you make a wooden practice kukri first to practice the cuts and blocks. Experiment and stay safe.

And, yes, I do know something on the subject and taught kukri combat techniques to elements of the Singapore Gurkha Police Contingent.
Cesar
For Christmas, I bought one of my martial arts instructors this book. I also purchased a Kukri trainer from Keene Edge for him. Our group has been focused on training Indonesian knife versus knife fighting and defense for the past few months. My intent was to provide some direction (through the book) for our instructor and a training blade. The Kukri trainer is very different from the training blades we normally use (different balance), so hopefully we'll learn how to handle them.

My instructor has been looking into the Kukri and currently is trying to find more information on Bondo, which apparently is one art that uses the Kukri.
Fordrekelv
My Fighting Kukri book, arrived today. Quickly looking over the material, my personal opinion is that this book is awesome. I have several books from D.C. McLemore and I'm happy with them all. While some would argue that the techniques in this material are not from a Gurkha, I would say this book gives insight into how to use this blade. Thus this offering of kukri fighting techniques is "well done" for my applications. Recommendation to those who would still have questions, seek training from a qualified instructor. I have several years of martial arts training and am a combat veteran. If you don't have access to proper instruction or are a novice with questions leave it, this is a combat skill and dangerous. All in all, again awesome book.
Fecage
it's not bad... gives some good, basic techniques for using a kukri. It's as good as all of Mr. McLemores other books... honestly you'd be better off ordering a video and getting a practice blade (mine is poly) and a practice dummy (I use the heavy bag at the local gym) and going to town.
Oghmaghma
I really enjoyed this work. It is always challenging when writing books about physical skills but this author does it very well. I also have and enjoy his book on staff fighting. This work makes it fairly simple to learn some basic techniques in Kurkuri and big knife fighting. The author does a good job with descriptions and explanations. I think to make any real value a person must practice with a partner and have a suitable weapon or tonto to practice with. This is not a history book on the blade even though it touches on the subject and would not be a good choice for those just interested in its interesting and varied history. This work is primarily for practitioners in self defense arts and I also don't think this is a good beginner level work. Some prior knowledge in fighting arts would be of great benefit when assimilating this book. I did not give it a full 5 because I thought the formatting and illustrations could have been better. I did not think the book had a great flow with its content and the illustrations were a little too basic and rough. It would have been better to have more fleshed out drawings or photographs, even though that would increase the price of the book.
Thanks, Good Luck and Happy Reading.
Kadar
This is a great book to learn from if you are truly interested in implementing the basics of the Kukri into your training. It is not full of traditional things. The author makes it clear the information is based on his years of experience. I recommend this book.
Mohn
As a long time enthusiast on the Ghurkas, I had always wondered just what kind of fighting style they might use with their famed weapon, the Khukri. This book satisfies that question and then some. I highly recommend this book to Ghurka or Khukri students or even anyone who has a thing for exotic weapons.
They say you can't learn from books... if so what is the point of a book... The swordsman Miyamoto Musashi had no formal instruction developed his own kata's and won his mono e mono battles and then wrote a book of five rings... That is if one can believe the stories. Mc Lemore's books are knowledge for developing kata and this one is excellent. Find friend and train an d you will be ahead of those who simply read it... Living in Australian rural remote area this is the only choice.
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