KNIFE LVL 1 – TEMPLATE
March 1, 2030 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
KNIFE LVL 1
Note: Please bring your receipt, whether paper copy from in store, or electronic PayPal copy, with you to class.
Course Cancellation Policy Reminder:
- If a student notifies us at least 72 hours prior to the start of their course, the student may cancel for a full refund or reschedule to an alternate available course date with no rescheduling fee.
- If a student notifies us between 24 and 72 hours prior to the start of their course, no refund will be issued, but the student may reschedule to an alternate available course date by paying a $15 rescheduling fee.
- If a student notifies us less than 24 hours prior to the start of their course, or fails to attend their course, no refund will be issued, and the student may not reschedule to an alternate available course date without paying the full registration fee again.
Our Knife level 1 course focuses on a lot more than the little box opener most people carry around. We challenge students to access their knives while under stress and under attack. We discuss and demonstrate to students what everyday carry knives work best and worst depending on different scenarios. We then utilize different techniques for weapon access and open hand defensive and offensive techniques. The beginning of a narrower but deeper curriculum of knife tactics designed around unobtrusive carry. Specifically working from a concealed draw EDC knife explores the basics.
Please bring whatever knife you carry, however we will provide training knives. This course is physically demanding but accommodations will be made for students with physical disabilities.
What this course covers
- Fixed versus folder knives
- Knife selection
- Blade length optimization
- Best carry placement
- Discreet knife access
- Dynamic knife access
- Grip “theory” versus grip reality
- Primary attack principles
- Primary target pyramid
- Defensive versus counter ambush mindset
- Slashing versus thrusting
- 4 Ward template
Note-taking material, mouth piece, groin protection
Everyday clothing as well as gym clothing and footwear
Water or sports drinks