The 1 through 12 is not fencing terminology; it's Modern Arnis Attack Angles. Pick up a book on Arnis or Kali or the balisong from the library and you should find the targets.
I'm editing this post to add the 12 Angles Of Attack as I have received them (CAVEAT! CAVEAT! NOTA BENE!
way do I pretend to be an Arnis maven
and there are variations on the 12 Angles; YMMV; these may not be the ones Bram uses) from Dr. Mario Dominguez, a/k/a Gaucho
1. Forehand slash to head.
2. Backhand slash to head.
3. Horizontal forehand slash to ribs/abdomen
4. Horizontal backhand slash to ribs/abdomen.
5. Straight forehand thrust, palm down to heart/abdomen; ideally executed with an upward tilt to the point, as in thrusting up under the ribs to the heart.
6. Straight backhand thrust to heart abdomen, executed as above.
7. Forehand upward diagonal slash from low to high to leg abdomen.
8. Backhand upward diagonal slash to leg abdomen.
9. Straight forehand thrust, palm down, to the throat; ideally executed with a downward tilt to the point, as in thrusting at the aortic arch.
10. Straight backhand thrust, palm up, to the throat, executed as above.
11. Straight vertical downward slash to the head.
12. Straight backhand vertical downward slash to the head, diagonally down to the temple or side of the neck.
The changing from forward/saber/quarter- saber grip to icepick grip should be familiar to you -hell, Yang and Bork had me doing it 29 years ago....
(Ohmighod. It really was
29 years ago.
Still practice it.
The big names in knives these days are Bram, the late Grandmaster Remy Presas (Phillipine), Guro Dan Inosanto (Phillipine), Datu Kelly Worden (Phillipine and Indonesian), Hoch Hockheim (Phillipine, LEO/Army), Michael Janich (mostly Phillipine) and Master At Arms James Keating (Phillipine, Indonesian, Western Fencing).
Switching grips in the middle of a fight is possible - and it can change your fighting style and confuse your opponent's expectations something fierce - but it is
the type of fine motor skill that not everyone can master when under the gun, so to speak.
I met someone at my local sporting goods store who has the Gunting and I've played a bit now with the drone - and only
the drone; I'm not stupid.
I understand you may be coming out with a smaller version of the Gunting. I look forward to that; the current model is a bit big for my hand.
Good to have you back.
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