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.

MDTS Concealed Carry Principles


PRACTICAL SMALL KNIFE: Discussing the practical usage of a defensive knife for legal self defense with a class at #PEP3. What is your goal when using a knife for defensive purposes? Why do you carry it and what do you expect that encounter to be like? Are you training and practicing to attack someone with a knife or simply defend yourself or others and get away to safety? How much time do you have to dedicate to studying a knife or edged weapon based system of self defense? Does the method you study require multiple hours of practice and involve complex motor skill patterns? These are "practical" considerations of defensive knife carry that need to be addressed if you are truly concerned with self defense with a knife vs. a T.V., movie or YouTube based perception of fantasy knife fighting. If you study a knife art, method or system because you are a dedicated martial artist and it is a pursuit or passion that is admirable and understandable. However, if you want to believe what you are studying can be used for self defense against common criminal activities such as robbery, rape, kidnapping or assault then a well defined goal needs to be in place. The presentation of any knife is an escalation to lethal force in an encounter. Consider the legal implications of the techniques you study and be just as prepared to explain the "Why" as you are with learning the "How" of potential defensive knife carry and use. Join me on Oct 4th @tripleaughtdesign Dogpatch HQ in San Francisco, CA and we will discuss more of the why & how of practical knife defense. Credit to @darkstargear for photo. #MDTS #training #practicalsmallknifeskills #mindset #legaldefense #edgedweapons @immediateactioncombatives @sharpdefense @llindenman @aprillriskconsulting @riggs.martin @zulubravokydex @spyderco_inc @shivworks_and_alumni #tripleaughtdesign

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