In his best-selling video set Crashing the Lines, 8th-degree Doce Pares eskrima black belt Christopher Petrilli taught you an unbeatable stick fighting system that went way beyond anything previously captured on video. Building on the information presented in that earlier effort, Cutting the Lines goes into greater detail, showing you a new series of locks, throws and chokes that will give you the upper hand no matter where you may find yourself in the thick of a fight.
Petrilli’s instruction follows a logical progression from the lower part of the body (leg compressions), up to the arm and wrist to finger compressions, and ending at the neck, to include chokes. In addition, he teaches you how to access these locks from both the chaotic motion of a fight and from a standing position after you’ve softened up your opponent with some strikes. Petrilli also shows you how to perform these locks using the punyo, or butt end of the stick, and how to counter compressions with simple, fluid motions that allow you to redirect your opponent’s force into a more punishing lock or choke.