The Small Knife Skills course outlines an effective defensive structure utilizing a small knife or knife-like object. This course 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, deploy and manipulate the knife while multi-tasking or under the stress of close range confrontation.
Course Topics/Modules of Instruction:
Justifiable Use of Force Overview
The Knife for Personal Protection
Knife Selection- Folder vs. Fixed Blade Analysis
Understanding Criminal Assault
Practical Physical Defense Skills
Carry, Presentation & In-Fight Access
Conventional & Unconventional Grips
Anatomical Targeting Priorities
Edge & Point Driven Methodologies
Countering Close Range Assaults
Close Range Applications
Countering Grabs & Chokes
Personal Emergency Medical
Student 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 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.
This class is part of our Integrated Skills Weekend, and is preceded by Dr. William Aprill's Unthinkable. You must register for each class separately!