The Knife Training Methods and Techniques for Martial Artists series gives the martial arts interested person a solid background on the importance of the knife as a combat weapon, inspires the reader about the benefits of knife training, and provides detailed step-by-step instruction in how to manipulate and defend against a knife with speed, proficiency, and confidence.Almost any martial art, traditional or modern, can be adapted to knife offense and defense without changing the basic principles of the art. Since the knife is a relatively small and lightweight weapon, many of the same moves and movement patterns you use in your empty-hand art are easily transferable to your knife techniques, and vice versa. The practical lessons you learn by adding knife training to your arsenal include quick reaction skills, physical and mental control, footwork and evasion tactics, distance control, and target precision.Knife training gives you a decided physical and mental edge and opens new dimensions that will deepen your understanding of the martial arts. Knife-on-Knife and Multiple Opponent Knife Defense Strategies, the eighth book in the series, covers commonly taught knife strategies and the factors one must be cautious of when fighting multiple opponents. It discusses knife techniques against single opponents armed with a knife, with emphasis on the training benefits yet dangers of dueling with the knife. It ends with more than a dozen martial arts dummy and partner exercises for further practice and analysis. More books will be published in the Knife Training Methods and Techniques for Martial Artists series. Look for more titles in the near future. To date the series comprises the following books:1. Knife Anatomy2. Knife Carry and Deployment3. Knife Grip and Manipulation4. Knife Attacks and Targets5. Knife Fighting Stance, Footwork, and Dynamics of Motion6. Knife Defense Basics7. Knife Defense Dynamics8. Knife-on-Knife and Multiple Opponent Knife Defense StrategiesSave by purchasing the first five books in the series in a single volume. Look for Knife Offense (Five Books in One), by Martina Sprague.