So, what are we all about?
Well…………this is the place to be if……
………..you want to learn how to open, close, flip, spin, pass, or throw a Balisong (Butterfly knife). It’s all in here……
But, before you do anything, check the local laws in your area to find out about using and possessing these knives. Many states outlaw their possession outside the home, and impose serious penalties if you’re caught in public with them.
…………….so don’t say I didn’t warn you.
OK, with that said, let me take a minute to tell you a little about what you can expect in here……….. Or rather, what not to expect.
No history lessons: I don’t know who invented them, or when for that matter. I do know they are said to originate from the Philippines (and are called “Balisong”).
No foreign terms: (Unless, of course, you don’t speak English, sorry) I’ve tried to explain everything as simply as I can (These beautiful knives are hard enough to understand without throwing in a foreign language on top of it!).
No “traditional” training: Make no mistake, I don’t claim to be an expert in the martial arts of the Philippines. I have studied several other martial arts extensively, and my goal was to combine the Balisong into those styles. I will not be providing techniques for attacking, provoking, or harming anyone in any way. The primary focus here will be on Opening, closing, positioning, and building hand confidence. If you want to know how to fight, I highly recommend joining your nearest school of martial arts.
No knives for sale: Unfortunately, the bad reputation Balisongs have been given has lead to extensive regulations and restrictions, both here and abroad. Here in New Jersey, you run the risk of being arrested just for possessing one, though that’s a risk I gladly take every day! I will let you know of anyplace I find that offers them, but you’ll have to take care of getting them yourself.
What is in here…….
Xtreme sheath-Works: Your Internet connection for the finest quality, hand made synthetic sheaths on the market. We specialize in carry systems for Balisongs, but also do work on folders, fixed blades, multi-tools and more. Check out our in stock models, or request some custom work to fit your needs.
Openings and Closings: You’ll find more ways of opening and closing your Balisong than you thought possible. From all angles imaginable, and from any position you grab your knife in.
Strength and dexterity: Packed with exercises for building strong confident hands. In a short time with these, you’ll be working your Balisong more and dropping it less. What more could you ask for?
Position changes: Move your Balisong from position to position, smoothly, and effortlessly. Change hands in mid-stride. This is what it’s all about…….. looks cool too!
Flying Balisong: Not for the faint of heart, or beginners. Steel toed shoes recommended.
Double Balisong: Pushing it all to the limit, Double time! Learn to develop hand independence, as well as some good “off timing” tricks…………. AND some very cool “Two Balis in one hand” stuff.………. All illustrated with step-by-step JPEG’s, AVI files you can download, and GIF’s to preview, so you’ll see exactly what the techniques look like.
And if all that isn’t enough for ya’…………. how about these:
The Tips and Tricks page: Subjects range from Balisong repair, and strength building, to tips for fine tuning your techniques. You’ll even find simple things you can do to keep your workouts from getting stale.
Book and video reviews: Reviews and highlights for some of the most common Balisong related books and videos you’ll find on the market. Check here before you buy to see which ones are right for you. Also includes links to online places to buy.
Freestyle video clips: High resolution video clips (with sound), of me “goin’ off”. Single, double, and closed Bali work included. Download them and see how I “stitch” various techniques together.
Links to other Balisong sites & stores: Find places where you can buy Balisongs, or Collector sites with loads of information, even Filippino martial arts sites. There’s also a FAQ section with sharpening, blade geometry, steel variations and more.