The MDTS Edged Weapons Combatives course outlines an effective structure for utilizing a knife or knife-like object. This course follows a non-attribute based learning model presenting attendees with a methodology applicable to conventional edged tools and improvised knife-like objects. A solid grounding in safety and fundamentals of knife application are presented. A heavy emphasis is placed upon the attendee’s ability to access, deploy and manipulate the knife while multi-tasking or under the stress of close range confrontation.
Course Topics/Modules of Instruction:
Knife/Fixed Blade Analysis
Practical Physical Defense
Equipment Set-Up, Access & Presentation: In-Fight Access
Conventional & Unconventional Grips
Anatomical Targeting Priorities
Edge & Point Driven Methodologies
Edge & Point Driven Applications
Countering Close Range Assaults
Inert training knives will be provided for all training evolutions, eye protection (some eye protection will be available), mouth guard, groin protection, your personal folding knife (optional), note taking materials
*A knife is NOT required to attend this course. Various makes, models and designs from modern manufacturers of will be on display for those who may be deciding what knife they would like to purchase.
*Attendees may be subject to moderate to greater than moderate contact. Be prepared.
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