Practical Folding Knife
Modern Defensive Training Systems

MDTS Training

MDTS is a New York based firearms training and personal protection consulting company. We specialize in pistol, concealed carry, shotgun, carbine, defensive knife, less lethal, physical defense and threat awareness training courses. Mobile training courses are available in N.Y. and abroad. Contact us to host a training course at your range or location. Click logo below to see schedule of classes near you.

Defensive Knife Training classes

Practical Folding Knife

The MDTS Pratical Folding Knife Skills curriculum is designed for the lawful folding knife owner who carries a folding knife as an every day tool and personal protection purposes. A solid grounding in safety and fundamentals of the folding knife are presented with a heavy emphasis on the student’s ability to access, deploy and manipulate the folding knife while multi-tasking or under the stress of close range assault.

You must be 21y.o.a. in order to attend this course.

Course Topics/Modules of Instruction:
Safety Considerations
The Folding Knife for Personal Defense
Understanding Criminal Assault
Folding Knife Use of Force Overview
Folding Knife Selection
Folder vs. Fixed Blade Analysis
Carry, Presentation & In-Fight Access
Conventional & Unconventional Grips
Anatomical Targeting Priorities
Edge & Point Driven Methodologies
Countering Close Range Assaults
Countering Grabs & Chokes
Personal Emergency Medical

Equipment List:
Inert training knives will be provided for all training evolutions, eye protection (some eye protection will be available), your personal folding knife (optional), note taking materials

*A Folding Knife is NOT required to attend this course. Various makes, models and designs from modern manufacturers of Tactical Folding Knives will be on display for those who may be deciding what knife they would like to purchase.

**Contact us today if you would like to host MDTS at your range or come to us here in the Mohawk Valley region for one of our Practical Folding Knife Skills Courses. We have range and classroom facilities available that can accommodate large groups (12+), semi-private (2-4) or private training (1 on 1).

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