Thursday, November 25, 2010

Youtube Martial Arts Trading Cards

Trading Cards of Youtube Martial Arts Personas!

Be sure to visit their excellent Youtube channels!
















Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Resume

Wmpyr resume




Please call me sensei(teacher)/instructor/coach but not master or some other title.

Been dedicated to the Martial Arts since the early 90s.

Some schools where Wmpyr studied:

Pedro Alberto Brazilian Jiu-jitsu San Antonio Tx

Prof. Carlos Machado, RCA MJJ/Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Dallas Tx

Manuel Lozano, Lozano System (Kuk Sool Won + Arnis)

Prof. Marcio Simas, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Gracie Barra Fl

Dr. James Clark, UTSA Aikido Club

Sensei Tristan & Sensei Fabian, Austin Martial Arts Academy - Grappling

Mike Rangel, Vale Tudo Team - San Antonio Tx

Coach Dan Chomycia, Russian Martial Arts, Austin Tx

Johnny Stout, Guadalupe School of Knifemaking


I am a Japanese Samurai descendant who fortunately got to experience so much more than what is listed above. Some of my best martial arts experiences were not in a studio, just training with people who loved the art. From Savate, Ninjitsu, Tai Chi, Eskrima, Kali, Krav Maga, Boxing, Kendo, Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Shuai Jao, Ba Gua, Kenpo, JKD, Capoeira, the list goes on and on, there were so many talented and wonderful practitioners, but I also have to admit that I met my fair share of the darker side of martial arts, there were some scary people with some severe emotional problems too!

It is what it is, meaning there is good, bad, and shades of grey, but I do highly recommend that you try martial arts, so in your martial arts journey be safe, be professional, be polite, and have fun!

Knife

ケルベロス




K4S brand original knife design by Wampire

When closed this knife is an Impact Kerambit Tool ideal for self-defense.


***CONCEPT***
This knife is based from the 1918 trench knife, which is a dagger with a skull crusher and brass knuckles. The trench knife is totally offensive made for combat. I basically thought to myself, if I made everything as legal as possible what would the knife look like?
Smaller folding knife instead of a large fixed knife, Tanto blade instead of dagger, Impact Kerambit instead of brass knuckles, pointy areas instead of a skull crusher.
So instead of blood & guts combat, this is designed for protection in a modern urban setting.

***BLADE***
I know what your thinking, a Kerambit should have a curved hawk's bill blade.
The handle is totally straight because a straight handle provides the most number of grip options, that's important to me because I believe that in a crisis situation sometimes you just have to grab the knife and use it in whatever grip you end up with and pray that your knife works well that way.
The tanto shaped blade was chosen over the hawk's bill blade because it has a stronger tip and hey it can be used to pierce armor. But seriously the tanto is just a good blade shape for many types of fighting tactics.
The point is closer to the spine of the blade so you can even do a backhand attack with the spine.

***HANDLE***
The Karambit ring hole can be used as a hex wrench, imo the hex hole provides more control than a circle hole when spinning the knife.

A "three in one" multi-tool.
1) Folding Knife
2) Impact Kerambit
3) Hex Wrench

SPECS
-Tanto shaped blade
-Karambit ring
-Lock back
-No pins, all screws, taking apart friendly
-Thorn for ambidextrous thumb opening
-Ricasso claw (aggressive finger guard)
-Lanyard hole and secondary lanyard hole
-Aggressive jimping on spine of blade
-Hex wrench
-Glass breaker on head of handle
-Glass breaker on the Karambit ring
-Chisel grind
-Pocket clip (not shown)
-Self-defense pocket stick with 3 points of striking
-Impact Karambit tool when closed

***USAGE***
1) In the closed position this knife is an impact Karambit tool that is basically a pocket stick on steroids.
2) In the open position this knife is very versatile in grip and cutting choirs suitable for EDC and self-defense.


Tanto + Kerambit = Good for EDC & self-defense

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CERBERUS Folding Knife



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Cerberus LEGO Knife

Predator style Wrist Blades

Made from One solid metal for the PREDATOR in you!
Nice display piece!


1. Like an alien spacecraft
2. Becomes a Ninja Caltrop!
3. Two finger Knuckle Duster on steroids!
4. Wrapped onto wrist
5. Trench coat killer
6. Lurking

Inspired by the PREDATOR films!

SPECS
Blade is not sharpened, perfect for a fan film prop
length: Unknown
metal: Unknown
one solid piece of metal

made by Wampire

Moby





Lil Moby is made of one solid piece of aluminum.
Designed for women's self-defense, to be worn on a key ring.
this cute looking whale was the first proto-type for many more to come.

His tail obviously becomes a pointy weapon but it's not a blade.

Cyclops





The Cyclops is a necklace that doubles as a self-defense tool.
Made from 440c stainless steel, this solid chunk of metal makes an effective flail.
Let your attackers feel the bite from his serrated teeth!

Dedicated to his father Poseidon, he has a oceanic metallic blue eye surrounded by a 75% sparkle circle giving him that mean look.

Ice-Nugget Self-defense Jewelry



"Ice-Nugget" The Self-Defense Jewelry

Bling-bling that becomes an improvised flail.
Nunchaku away at your attacker while looking good!

For men and women, easily attach/remove

Fits many:
-Baseball caps
-Purses
-Belts
-Shoe laces



The Ice-Nugget is a unique item that combines jewelry and self-defense.

Inspired by the American martial art of 52 Blocks, the Ice-Nugget is for real deal street situations.

For both men and women, fits many baseball caps, purses and other locations on your clothes, and always ready to go.

The Ice-Nugget is a solid chunk of metal that makes one heck of an improvised nunchaku!

Doebowie


The first knife I made.

Doebowie Tactical Hunting Knife



  • 3.3/8" Blade

  • Heat Treated 440C hollow grind, full tang

  • Pakka Wood, wine wood color

  • Lanyard holes (for hand sling)

  • Mermaid's tail handle (for switching grips)




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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Links

We are currently looking for Link exchange partners!


Zombie Fighter Jango's Laboratory, Sticks and unique state of the art self-defense weapons including Wmpyr collaboration projects!

Escrima sticks, and training knives, RW and Wmpyr collaboration!!! Unique high quality sticks and training Knives from weapon maker RW!

NUKO TOOLS, self-defense key chains, improvised Karambit punch rings, carry them with you all the time and always be prepared! For men and women!

My Recommended Youtube channels and friends!

Sumie Tachibana LA Based high end Fashion Designer, be sure to checkout her Etsy page for discounted products!
www.sumietachibana.com

www.sumietachibana.blogspot.com

WWW.KRUDOKNIVES.COM Innovative Tactical Knives by Martial Arts expert Louis Krudo

STI Knives Innovative Tactical Knives and Professional Security
The STI Knives and Tactical Security Youtube channel

Zombie Outlaw Comic Book

Sakan Lam Youtube page for martial arts tutorials by a superb human being and superb martial arts instructor in Thailand.

Heelys Official website, Wmpyr will now be taking the local city by storm by combining martial arts and Urban Free Flow with the help of Heelys Nano!

Weaponcollector.blogspot.com
Best home made weapons, King of Brass Knuckles and my Youtube friend!


WillysKnives.com For professional hair splitting razor sharp edge knife maintenance!

Bladeops: visit the Bladeops online store

Lazy Lizard Outdoor Gear
Lazy Lizard Gear Youtube channel SRJoben

www.Dirteknives.com from Youtube.com/dirteknives

WWW.JAYSBLADES.COM recommended by Weaponcollector


www.fightingforlives.com also on www.Youtube.com/shantanou

Looking for Escrima Sticks?
www.kalisticks4less.host56.com

Contact


Please send your questions to my email address, that way I can make sure to respond back. Contact Wmpyr at:
knifebat@yahoo.com


If you want your website featured on our links page, we are currently offering "Link for link".

A little bit About Us


K4S martial arts links together knife combat, stick fighting, and empty hand in a simplified modern learning method.

We specialize in the art of solo training, because we understand that in real life you can't always attend a martial arts academy.

WEAPONS
K4S specializes in these small arms:
Tactical Knife, Stick/Baton, machete, Karambit Knife, Palm Stick/Kubotan, Boxcutter, Tactical Flashlight and Pen.

PHILOSOPHY
In the name of truth, some people have very negative attitudes towards others.

Our code is to NOT discriminate style or technique, instead we harmonize and respect the 3 general types of martial arts; Traditional, Tactical, and Sport.



Sensei Wmpyr

Wmpyr proudly follows the STRAIGHT EDGE life style because to him martial arts is more than just fighting skills but a way to live.
His teaches in a "backyard" type of training rather than commercial, because he admires Bruce Lee and Mr. Miyagi.

Wmpyr loves the diversity in martial arts, this is expressed through his study of a variety of styles from around the globe.

Wmpyr chose to specialize in the knife and created the K4S style out of necessity for himself. After seeing how effective and beneficial it was, he decided to share it, mainly through Youtube. Wmpyr is also one of the first people to offer online knife and stick instruction on Youtube.

Wmpyr's Youtube channel, www.youtube.com/wmpyr

Click here for Wmpyr Martial Arts Resume



CONTACT:
knifebat@yahoo.com

K4S CERTIFICATIONS



K4S Certifications

Congrats to Katy & Mallory K4S certified June 2010!


-Health Exercises
-Warrior Workout
-Stick Fighting


They also got to experience many other martial arts such as Kickboxing, Knife Combat, and meditation.

Best of wishes to them in their martial journey!

Certification Policy:
To get a certification from Wmpyr, 60 classes is required in any one discipline offered at our academy such as: Integrated Stick Fighting, Knife Combat, Warrior Workout, Health Exercises, Tactical Ground, and Street Karate.

Tees



K4S KNIFE T-shirts!



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Knife T-shirts
The following are the graphics for my knife t-shirts.
The basic concept was to design a knife t-shirt, because I love knives and I just haven't seen a whole lot of knife tees for some reason. I also wanted the knife to be a tactical knife rather than the commonly used fantasy knife.

Both tee shirts present a type of Kerambit knife which is widely popular in martial arts circles. The knife is centered on the tee like a neck tie that can look good even when some kind of jacket is worn.


Valmont Tee is a Vampire inspired t-shirt.
Featuring a tribal rose background,
Inside the handle ring is an amethyst gem like color.


Platinum Tee is a hip hop bling-bling style shirt.
The Kerambit word is presented across the shirt in a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu kimono gi style.
The platinum color knife features a sapphire like sparkle inside the handle ring.

Available exclusively at www.cafepress.com/knife34

Tools



Coleman Tactical Flashlight,
Boker Subcom Folder,
Boker Armed Forces Tanto Folder 1,
Karambit Folder,
Boker Jim Wagner Urban Survival Tool,
Chrome Butterfly Knife
Dagger Neck Knife

Victorinox Swiss Army Rescue Tool
Spyderco Delica,
M16-13 Special Forces G10,

Lapu Lapu Corto Gunting Knife,
TDI Law Enforcement Knife,
Boker Jim Wagner Reality Based Blade

Marc Ecko Better Off Dead ID Bracelet watch
Cold Steel Training Knife