Friday, October 20, 2017

Inktober Day #20 - Richard Ryan's Tactical Concealment/Deceptive Carry Methods

Following up on yesterday's picture/post...

  • Inktober Day #19 - Beware the hidden knife! 

  •'s picture for Inktober Day #20 is from Richard Ryan's book. In case you missed my previous entry from his book, you can find it here:

  • Inktober Day #7 - Richard Ryan's/DCM's Knifefighting Stance

  • From "Master of the Blade" (1999)
    by Richard Ryan, pages 142-143

      "Cross Hand Method"

    1. Clasp blade in any grip and hid behind the arm. Stay relaxed and look casual.
    2. Bring defensive hand high and to central line with each drawing action. Protects upper body and ensure you don't cut yourself when drawing.
    3. Use simplest and most direct path to target.

    4. "Palming"

    5. Palming - place weapon in one hand and hide it with that hand or against the forearm or leg.
    6. Make the position look natural. Use a mirror to practice. Element of surprise if you look natural.

    Monitor the hands! Even if you can see the hand like in the cross hand method or palming, they can still be hiding a blade. Maintain a reactionary gap.

    Stay aware and safe my Friends!

    My drawings for Inktober 2017 - drawing at least 1 pic each day in October:



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