Course Information

Our Covert Knife Operations course focuses on open carry knives, mainly on plate carriers or body armor. This course works weapon access, defense, and offense while encumbered in full kit. Whether law enforcement, military, or a prepared civilian, this course is absolutely essential to fighting once the primary and secondary firearms have gone down.





Please bring your fitness with you to this course! We utilize blue guns and training knives for this course, students may bring their gear for inspection and discussion, however the course will be run WITH NO AMMUNITION PRESENT.

What this course covers

  • Defense and Offensive tactics for carbines, pistols, and knives
  • Weapon access, when and how to utilize the knife
  • Components of knife handling
  • Open hand defensive and offensive skills
  • Multiple drills reacting to close combat
  • Terms and definitions
  • Course Completion, Summary

Required Gear:

Note-taking material
Body armor is welcome but not required
Water or sports drinks
Gym clothing, or regular duty uniform

Our Instructors

A US Army 1st Infantry Division medic, JD served in Operation New Dawn in Iraq (2010-2011) a Medic. After his active duty service, he contracted as a civilian worldwide and continued to provide operational medical support across the Middle East and Africa. In addition, he served with Arizona’s own 1/158th National Guard unit. He taught over 200 Combat Life Saver (CLS) Courses during his time in service and has firsthand experience in combat trauma.


-NREMT and Combat Medic Trained
-Warrior Leader Course (WLC) 2013
-United States Army NCO

A US Army 82nd Airborne Reconnaissance Infantryman, and Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran (2008-2009), I also spend as much time as possible outside hunting and fishing. Having countless hours training with multiple weapon platforms from crew served weapons to pistols, and having trained military, law enforcement, and civilians. I organized Diamondback Training Center’s teaching methodology following Murphy’s law, and taking equal portions of military, law enforcement, and civilian training environments to give our students the best experience possible.


-NRA Certifications: Refuse to be A Victim Instructor, Range Safety Officer, Pistol Instructor, Rifle Instructor, Inside and Outside the Home Personal Protection Instructor
-Arizona Department of Public Safety, Unarmed and Armed Security Guard Instructor
-Arizona Game and Fish Hunter Education Volunteer Instructor
-Sabre Red OC Spray Instructor
-ASP Baton, Handcuffing, and Flashlight Tactics Instructor
-CPR Certified

Upcoming Scheduled Courses

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