Our Knife Level 3, 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
Body armor is welcome but not required
Water or sports drinks
Gym clothing, or regular duty uniform
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. We are constantly updating our training curriculum, making Diamondback an ideal training environment for individuals from every walk of life.
-NRA Certifications: Refuse to be A Victim Instructor, Range Safety Officer, Pistol Instructor, Rifle Instructor, Shotgun 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
A Former US Marine, Roan Grimm has dedicated his life to the study of the grim realities of violent close combat. With 35+ years of martial arts, the past 27 of which have been focused on the weapon intensive Filipino martial arts (arnis/eskrima/kali) and WWII era American combatives (scientific dirty fighting). With over 125 real contact stick fights with the world renown Dog Brothers, Grimm has tested the theories of actual fighting with impact weapons at a level few can approach.
-NRA certified RSO, Pistol, Rifle, and Shotgun Instructor
-Guro (black belt equivalent) in Nitullama silat as well as Dog Brothers Martial Arts
-Ma’a Guro in Sub3 American Kali, and Full Dog Brother – “Poi Dog”
-AZ DPS certified Unarmed Guard Instructor
-Creator of ADEPT personal security program