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
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
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
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
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
.......... 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.
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
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.