Monday, September 5, 2022

The Italian Arditi

 Those who have studied the history of Systema know that those who have been properly trained are considered experts at knife work. My favorite tool is the knife. So, often I look at various military units and martial arts through this lens.

Sunday afternoon, I was surfing You Tube when I came upon a couple of videos about a particular Italian unit of WW 1 who helped to defeat the Austro-Hungarian Empire leading to Italy's victor but the end of the war as well. They did primarily with knives. Here's one of the videos. Enjoy.

Knife-work Skills

Dmitry Skogorev showing  his extraordinary knife-work skills. I realize that this video has been disabled from running on websites. Neverthe...