I guess it was about a year or so ago I had the pleasure of attempting to repeatedly cut and stab my friend Scott Sonnon with a knife.
It was a lot like trying to cut smoke.
This was at a rather impromptu knife workshop that we taught together in Portland OR. We put it on at the end of another seminar that Scott and Steve Barnes had put on.
The workshop was something of a lark, we just decided to do it. We had not even had time to work out what we were teaching, and neither of us had any experience with the other's material.
Needless to say, it was great fun.
At the very beginning of the evening Scott demonstrated some agility stuff he had picked up in Russia. He had me move to cut or stab him, with the knife starting in contact with him (we did use a training knife) and he used the contact to tell him how to move so that he would not be cut.
I was impressed. I am used to being able to tag someone when I try, but like I said, it was like trying to cut smoke.
So fast forward to today. Scott put's up this video along with a great article on using the knife as a tool on his blog.
Take a look, then read the article, it's good.