2 DVD Set
Witness this rare martial art, only seen by select people who have traveled into the South of Russia. This martial art has stood the test of time, proven in combat, and used by some fiercest people known on the planet -The Cossacks! These fighters are known for their amazing ability with the unique Shashka saber, the fastest sword in the world, the Kinjal Dagger and the Fighting Lance. Almost lost to the world, these methods were only preserved by a handful of men. Now you can see the methods taught by these top Masters of the art, only recently made public by support of the Russian Government, Russian Scientists and Historians. This is one the great Ethno Arts found and preserved by UNESCO. Directed by Grace Morgan.
Volume 1 cover horseback fighting with the Shashka and Fighting Lance, Save the Czar game and extensive Lance ground fighting techniques. Filmed in Russia. 32 minutes.
Volume 2 covers the Shashka sword with an extensive examination of grips, strikes, lunging, parries and techniques. Also use of the Kinjal Dagger. Filmed in the USA and in Russia. 40 minutes.
Master Marc Lawrence is one of the leading authorities on Russian Cossack Martial Arts. He has studied with some of the top Masters in Russia and has authored several books on the subject. He is an Academy of Masters Hall of Fame - Life Time Award recipient.