How to Use the Hanging Log for Tomahawk Training

Uploaded on Oct 2, 2009 by PaladinPress

From the Publishers of the Professional Action Library:… | THE FIGHTING TOMAHAWK | with Dwight C. McLemore

A uniquely American weapon, the tomahawk has been used in warfare from 18th century colonial skirmishes to the modern battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan. In this groundbreaking video, veteran Dwight McLemore has taken the painstaking research that made his book “The Fighting Tomahawk” such a best-seller and adapted it to video, showing not only how the tomahawk was used during the Colonial era, but also how it can be used as an almost unbeatable self-defense tool today.

In addition to the hard-and-fast tactics of tomahawk fighting, McLemore takes you through the history of the weapon and its evolution from the ball-headed war club that made the American Indians such feared hand-to-hand fighters to the razor-sharp field axe and beyond. The fighting techniques taught include learning basic grips and angles, mastering footwork that will always put you at the most advantageous position to attack, striking at close range, combining cutting and chopping, surprising your opponent with low-line kicks, and much more. He also includes dangerous live-blade work, sparring, and throwing of the weapon to give you the combat skills any frontiersman would have.

The pioneers didn’t bother with martial arts dogma, and neither should you let this video teach you how to fight like a true American warrior.

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4 thoughts on “How to Use the Hanging Log for Tomahawk Training

  1. Can a 13″ camping axe work as well, even though the head is larger, the handle is heavier and it’s not as long as a Tomahawk?
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    1. I always wondered about that kind of question myself too Cathleen. Just never thought about it untill now that you mentioned that question . LOL

      1. Seems like it might work Digger. The only thing is, it’s heavier and one would have to choke up on it so it doesn’t cause one’s arm to swing right out of the socket.
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