by Vladimir Vasiliev & Scott Meredith
This book is one-of-a-kind. Standard knife books tell you “There is no defense. Just run.” or “First hit the back of your opponent’s hand…” But what if you panic and your hands are shaky, get scared and freeze, misjudge the distance and get stabbed or a family member is with you and you cannot run. The problem is always deeper than techniques and easy slogans.
The 3 sections in this book: Knife in Your Hand, At Knife Point, and Signs of Danger, complete all that is needed to develop intuition, awareness, swift dexterity, smooth evasions, and invincible freedom of movement.
Vladimir Vasiliev, one of the founding masters of Systema, teaches you how to disarm a blade at any stage of attack. His unique training program triggers the perceptual revolution for you to sense the threat long before your life is on
the line and gives you the only real chance to survive.
Cut through your fear and gain the sharpest edge of awareness and skill.
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Pete Rogers –
A truly comprehensive guide to the reality of the blade!
Edge is a combination of years of practical experience and knowledge, presented in terms and skill development methods that will prepare you for dangerous events.
An excellent addition to any library on combatives and fighting, this will enhance skills for not only professionals but the average person as well!
Excellent Book on Knife Fighting
Since knife attacks are on the rise (at least in the city where I live), I gained interest on how the blade is used and how to defend against it.
“Edge” is a profound work on many aspects of knife work. It contains very practical advice and great training tips/drills. It also contains invaluable and incredible important philosophical and psychological views on real-life fighting (one of my favorite quotes from the book: “Beating someone down is a big responsibility. Some are not able to live defeated. They have to kill the offender or die themselves.”). Such profound insights will definite help to get an adequate mindset on real street fighting and may save your life one day.
Because of Vladimir Vasilievs vast experience, comprehensive knowledge and deep understanding on the topic, I would consider this book as one of the best and most helpful on the subject of knife fighting.
Amazing book. Anybody that has tried to take on Vladimir in the gym probably wondered as to where the limit of his skill lies. It seems that there’s no end to it. In this amazing book, Vladimir gives a clear understanding of the dangers of a street confrontation where combatants may be armed and also gives ideas, drills, anecdotes and strategies to maximize your ability to survive.
I’ve been waiting for the information in this book ever since I met Vladimir.
Robert Burke –
Very powerful book. Amazing insights. Much to think about. Much respect. Thank you.
“Edge” does an excellent job illuminating the essence and profundity of Systema. It treats us with wisdoms, drills, and stories in equal measures, shows us a facade (or shall I say, an “edge”) of this great art. Pick up a book, read it, and get working on it!
Tom Fox –
Vladimir and Scott have once again produced a wonderful piece of work!
Massimo Di Giovanni –
The book is awesome! I found it very interesting and look forward to seeing the EDGE videos.
Adam Zettler –
I just picked up Vladimir’s EDGE to read again. What an amazing book! It’s one of the most needed books in today’s world. There is so much to learn about street safety, effective knife work, relaxation and understanding yourself. It is not just a book for those who study martial arts – everyone could advance from Vladimir’s teaching. My wife just started reading it and she is benefiting from it as well!
Jaro Wanders –
This book gives you an edge. Not only did I find the concepts explained in it usefull for knife fighting. They can be applied to so many variants of work, to sharpen once work and awareness.
For anyone with an interest in Systema this book is a must read.