Weapon Defenses

Typically, the Shaolin Kempo systems teach defenses against knife and club, with some teaching gun disarms as well. Unfortunately, many stick to preset techniques that would have very little success against skilled or non-compliant attackers. I’ve looked outside the art to Russian martial arts, Filipino arts and the like and present a different take. The techniques listed are representative of a typical Shaolin Kempo school. Shaolin kempo schools often teach traditional (and some non-traditional) weapons, but nearly always as forms and not for practical use. There are of course exceptions, but they are just that.