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John Clements, the world’s foremost practitioner of the Chivalric Arts of Defense, demonstrates practice of some basic unarmed counters against vertical cuts from a longsword. 

The skills shown here were derived from decades of disciplined dedicated study in the source teachings of historical European fighting systems.

This was not learned from aikido.
This was not learned from jujitsu.
This was not learned from kung fu.

There is no mystery to learning and applying such techniques, just expert perception of timing, leverage, and range in employing close-combat techniques.


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