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Small Knives for Self Defense

Posted on: October 1st, 2016 by admin No Comments

*Please note, it is YOUR responsibility to know and understand the laws regarding carrying a knife. This post and video are for information purposes only.

 

Small Knives for Self Defense video with considerations for utilizing smaller edged weapons for self defense.

 

 

 

Small Knives for Self Defense

 

The goal of any defensive knife usage is to effect disengagement by the attacker as quickly as possible; to get an attacker(s) off you and keep them away. To STOP the threat.

 

What can be accomplished with a 6 plus inch field knife is different than what can be accomplished with a 3-4 inch small fixed blade or folder. Larger blades have more mass and weight thus requiring less power to inflict fight stopping wounds. The small knife, while dangerous, requires more power due to its reduced weight and blade length.

 

Other factors may inhibit its effectiveness in a defensive situation to include heavy clothing, subject drug usage, movement, aggression and determination of attacker. Small knife techniques when applying power to thrusts, slashes and hacks will closely resemble empty hand boxing. The small knife simply acts as a sharpened, pointed, extension of the hand.

 

Once knife mechanics have been learned techniques are practiced with speed and power to effective target areas and then integrated with tactics.

 

See also Defensive Knives and Stopping The Threat

 

 

 

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MDTS Defensive Small Knife

Posted on: September 5th, 2016 by admin 1 Comment

MDTS Defensive Small Knife Skills

MDTS Defensive Small Knife Skills outlines a method for utilizing a knife or knife-like object for personal defense. In this class information on selection, safe carry, manipulation and application for justifiable self defense is presented. An emphasis is placed upon the attendee’s ability to access, deploy and manipulate the knife while under pressure and stress of a close range confrontation.

 

MDTS Defensive Small Knife Skills Topics/Modules of Instruction:

Safety Considerations
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

Equipment List:

MDTS provides all training knives for this class. Please bring eye protection (some eye protection will be available), mouth guard, groin protection, your personal folding knife (optional) and note taking materials

*A knife is NOT required to attend this course. Different folding knife and small fixed blade  makes, models and designs from modern manufacturers of will be on display. This is an opportunity for anyone deciding what knife they would like to purchase to handle and discuss options prior to buying a knife.

CONTACT us today if you would like information on hosting a defensive small knife skills class at your location.

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Practical Small Knife 2

Posted on: December 12th, 2013 by admin No Comments

The Practical Small Knife Skills 2 course will outline an effective defensive structure utilizing a small knife or knife-like object. Core skills sets presented in PSKS1 are reviewed and drilled then new material is presented including knife vs. knife drilling to develop speed, reaction, timing, power and tactics.

 

Course Topics/Modules of Instruction:
Counter Knife Skills & Ranged Accessing
Forward & Reverse Grip Skills & Drilling:
-Guards
-Targets
-Tactics
-Counters
Counter-Offensive Movement
Support Hand Integration

 

 

Equipment List:
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 will be subject to moderate to greater than moderate contact. Be prepared.

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Practical Small Knife Seminar

Posted on: December 11th, 2013 by admin No Comments

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:
Safety Considerations
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

 
 

Equipment List:
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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