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Victim’s posture and protective clothing changes the approach in an edged-weapon attack

Carr, D; Mahoney, Peter F; Godhania, K; Cowper, E; Malbon, C;
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  • Published: 15 Sep 2017
  • Publisher: International Ballistics Society
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Diverse groups of people use edged-weapons (i.e. knives, spears, swords) professionally. The training received affects how the edged-weapon is used and the area of the body targeted. There is a growing body of information available on the internet which is aimed at the training individuals in offensive knife attacks. This poster aims to raise awareness of this issue and highlight how a trained individual modifies an attack sequence depending on their victim’s posture and the protective clothing worn. A male trained in the Filipino martial arts discipline of Eskrima performed attack techniques on a static mannequin covered with a long sleeved upper body garment a...
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