This Small Knife Skills seminar is designed for the lawful folding knife or small fixed blade owner who carries a knife as an everyday tool or last resort defensive weapon. This seminar follows a non-attribute based learning model presenting attendees with a methodology applicable to conventional edged tools and improvised knife- like objects common in our every day environments. A solid grounding in safety and fundamentals of defensive knife application are presented. A heavy emphasis is placed upon the student’s ability to access and deploy the knife while under the stress of close range confrontation.
(2-4) hr. Course Topics/Modules of Instruction:
Justifiable Use of Force Overview
The Knife for Personal Protection
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
Close Range Applications
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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