Today's arnis, 11 Sep 2016: As planned, we did tomahawks today. First we discussed the parts of the tomahawk and how they're used and the idea that a good, strong chop is very likely to be lodged in the target so it's best to pick finisher targets when using the beak for a power strike. After that we set up today's session as being against untrained attacks from lots of different angles and weapons like axe handles, bats, clubs, etc - we're doing most of today's work as "dos manos" style. We covered both sides of downward angling strikes, horizontal strikes, and upward angling strikes. Many of our responses used the tomahawk's hook for instant weapons management/acquisition, but we also used the side of the tomahawk's head, the head itself, the beard, and the handle, many of those setting up followup finishers. We still have lots more to cover so we'll do that another day.