The Geneva Convention And The Piper System
How Does The Piper Tripwire System Conflict With The Geneva Convention?
Renowned Escrima enthusiast and teacher in the Piper Tripwire System.
After World War I, certain blade types were supposedly banned by the Geneva Conventions. Most notably, blades that were either, triple bladed, or ones that had hooks, or saw teeth attached to them.
So the rumor goes, that these types of blades were banned, because they caused undo harm and suffering, as the wounds were difficult to treat and stitch closed. However, I think it is more plausible, that knives and bayonets became less complicated, to reduce the weight burden of what soldiers carry onto the battlefield.
Nevertheless, certain blades, such as circular knife blades and others, are considered to uncivilized for the battlefield. So, this then leads us to the question, where does the Piper Tripwire System fall into this continuum? Why would it be banned by the Geneva Conventions rules? After all, it only uses a pocket knife in its applications.
It would be conceivable that the Piper Tripwire System would be banned by the Geneva Conventions rules because, the system uses extremely unconventional methods of application in its offensive principles.
What I mean by this is that the Piper Tripwire System does not use conventional or Martial artsy stab and slash techniques in its offensive methodology. Most of us understand a stabbing motion from the European fencing terminology of Stoccata (Italian) or the Spanish variation Escotada, which means a thrust that follows the same trajectory in and out. While a standard slash, just as it sounds, is usually done out and away motion, in an attempt to get a clean cut.
So, I am not going to talk directly about the offensive methodologies of the Piper Tripwire System, except in vague generalities. Simply because any written explanation can be misconstrued to a point. Nevertheless, The offensive methodology of the Piper Tripwire System will do damage that the Geneva Conventions would strictly prohibit. Again, this is all hypothetical and if you are curious about the Piper Tripwire method after reading this, I would say attend one of the seminars given by Lloyd De Jongh or Myself, or purchase the series below.
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