This is not a knife-fighting course! The Introduction to Edged Weapons provides the foundation of edged weapons selection and defensive use. You will learn what to look for, where and how to carry, and the basics of how to use a curved, fixed, folding, or improvised blade at conversational distances under stress. You’ll leave the course with the breadth of information and practical skills required to allow you to use your blade to disengage from any fight quickly and effectively!
Edged Weapon Safe Handling Procedures
Edged Weapon Characteristics and Selection
Grip, Stance and Operation
Unarmed Defense Against an Edged Weapon
Distance/ Position / Injury Risk Metrics
Wound Analysis and Effects
Defensive Anatomy Using an Edged Weapon
Spend a day exploring the history, physiology and mechanics of edged weapons with one of the world’s foremost experts! Steve Tarani, protection and weapons expert and master-level instructor to a number of government agencies personally teaches each course. You’ll be introduced to edged weapon injury mechanics, introduction to interpersonal violence, Defensive anatomy, and use of a variety of edged weapons. Learn the critical skills for self-defense against an edged weapon attack with your bare hands as well as with your own knife. Regardless of skill level, after working with Steve, you’ll never view edged weapons in the same light again!