How hand weapons are incorporated into the Keysi fighting method
The Keysi fighting method has been popularized through movies like Batman Begins. It is also a fighting style that is not without controversy. However, as a method of fighting and self-defense, it continues to intrigue.
Some debate whether or not Keysi is a true style of martial arts. Regardless of that opinion, it’s still a unique fighting style. That fact is particularly emphasized in terms of the Keysi fighting method and the hand method.
Background and information
The Keysi wrestling method has become particularly popular in recent years. The way the style relates only to kicks and punches serves to point out how unique this fighting style really is. Studying the Keysi fighting method will also mean learning about hand weapons. This is one of the ways this method serves to set itself apart from other fighting styles and methods.
Keysi understands that certain fighting styles minimize weapons training to a degree. These methods often employ a great deal of conditioning training, promoting the idea that an individual can take a small punishment, endure that punishment, and then respond with her own level of strength. Obviously, with weapons, the idea of conditioning training is not very realistic. Nobody should have to learn to defend themselves against knives or swords, obviously.
This is where the handgun component to Keysi’s training becomes so interesting. Those who train with this fighting method will use a variety of hand weapons, over the course of their introduction and ongoing training with the Keysi method. These weapons may include clubs, knives, swords, and other items that may fall under the handgun label.
In a general sense, the Keysi method works to understand and respond to energy and movement. This fact appears very strongly in the hand weapons used by those who study Keysi.
Many fighting styles naturally teach you to read and respond to your opponent’s movement. However, not all fighting/defensive styles out there take hand weapons into account. Keysi strives to be different, working with a wide range of sidearms. Both attack and defense are practiced, regardless of the specific sidearm.
The bottom line
The Keysi fighting method is not without criticism. However, the benefits of this relatively modern style are such that it’s at least worth a serious look at, for those looking to adopt a comprehensive form of self-defense.
Standing united we pack a punch.