All TAK Training Knives & Swords (except Compressor series) are made from polycarbonate. We use 3/8" thick material which gives a wider striking surface to displace impact force.
What are the Benefits of Polycarbonate? Outstanding impact strength! No other thermoplastic comes close to matching the impact strength of polycarbonate, making it the ideal material for TAK Training Knives & Swords. You can wail our swords against a hard pell 110% all day long and the sword will win!
Here is an excellent video from National Cycle demonstrating their superior polycarbonate windshields. Keep in mind that these windshields are only 3/16" thick vs. the 3/8" material we use on TAK trainers!
Here is a fun video where Anthony Bourdain visits Bob Kramer's shop. Bob makes a kitchen knife from a meteorite! Much respect to Bob for his craft and the knowledge he has acquired. When you see a guy like this making knives from scratch, you can imagine the many years of trials and experimentation that gets you to perfection. Enjoy!
If you love knives.... you'll love Blade Show!
Everything is there. The major companies, custom makers, materials suppliers, machinery manufacturers. Enough to keep you gawking for 2-3 days easy.
John from TAK will be at the show. No booth but just to make contact with all of our friends. If you need trainers made for a live blade you are producing or just want to say hello, drop us an email and we'll send you his cell phone number so you can touch base at the show.
Well, this is long overdue! Finally there is a training knife that emits a light and/ or a beep when contact is made on the tip or cutting edge. 2 different colored lights (switch selectable) make it suitable for distinguishing who made the cut.
We have been testing these for a few weeks now and feel confident that they are going to a be a valuable asset in your gear bag when it's time to amp up into reality based training.
This trainer is available in a clear polycarbonate or nickel finish blade. Both look and work great so it really is just a matter of preference. The clear blade has indents, grooves, and text embedded so the light really picks up these items and the blade is easy to see. It also "glows" more since the clear helps with the light transmission.
The tournament will be hosted by Siete Pares Escrima in San Antonio TX.
Long Stick 36"
RULES FOR THE SINGLE STICK/ DOUBLE STICK / LONG STICK/ MULTI WEAPON:
NO WEKAF - Modified Point sparring with a 3 hit total strikes max if all the strikes are to the hands, arms, legs and body before breaking the fighters so the 3 judges could call points before immediately restarting the match.
1 Round - 5 minute continues round.
Please call for Knife Rules (210) 367-1877. Mastro Erik Buenaflor, SietePares777@outlook.com
Cost: Registration Fee before January 13th is $30 which will include one event and $10 each additional event you wish to participant in.
Registration Fee after January 13th is $40 which will include one event and $15 each additional event you wish to participant in.
HEALY MURPHY CENTER
618 Live Oak St
San Antonio , TX 78202