Practical Small Knife Skills 1 & 2 Seminar |
Modern Defensive Training Systems

MDTS Training

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Practical Small Knife Skills 1 & 2

Practical Small Knife 1 & 2 Seminar

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Date(s) - 12/02/2017 - 12/03/2017
10:00am - 4:00pm


Short Barrel Shepard

This course is being hosted by Short Barrel Shepard, MN, USA. Training location TBA. Go to Short Barrel Shepard for  registration.

Practical Small Knife Skills 1 & 2

Day 1

Practical Small Knife Skills – Seminar outlines an effective structure for utilizing a knife or knife-like object for personal defense. 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:

The Knife and CCW Lifestyle
Safety Considerations
Knife/Fixed Blade Analysis
Practical Physical Defense
Equipment Set-Up, Access & Presentation
Conventional & Unconventional Grips
Anatomical Targeting Priorities
Edge & Point Driven Methodologies
Edge & Point Driven Applications
Countering Close Range Assaults


Day 2

Practical Small Knife Skills 2 – Core skill sets presented in PSKS1 are reviewed. New material focuses on counter knife skills and ranged accesing then knife vs. knife instruction and drills to develop speed, reaction, timing, power and tactics.


Course Topics/Modules of Instruction:
SKS1 Review
Ranged Accessing
Forward & Reverse Grip Skills & Drilling:
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.