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ARE YOU PREPARED TO DEFEND YOURSELF FROM A KNIFE OR IMPACT WEAPON ATTACK?

PROTECT YOURSELF AGAINST KNIFE & IMPACT WEAPON ATTACKS WITH KNIFE TRAINING in DURHAM

What are the best ways to defend against a knife or impact weapon attack?  Violent crimes involving knives or impact weapons are an ever-present threat in today's modern society.  Learn how to protect your family, defend yourself, and survive a knife or impact weapon attack.
SURVIVABILITY

Learn HOW TO PREVENT, COUNTER AND SURVIVE EDGED & IMPACT WEAPON ATTACKS for self-defense, VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND family protection.

KNIFE TRAINING & TACTICS

Efficient Movement. Plausible scenarios. practical solutions.

Utilizing Reality based training (RBT), our team INCORPORATES live contact drills and sparring for realistic knife & Impact Weapon training.

Our instructors are experienced in Filipino Martial Arts, stick fighting, defensive knife, tactical baton, combative edged weapons.  We teach and explore both the defensive and offensive sides of edged and impact weapons for self-defense, violence prevention and family protection.
Our team believes that knife and impact weapon training is not complete, or realistic, without live contact drills and sparring.  Anything works with a willing and compliant opponent.  While emphasizing safety, we integrate these stress-induced, challenging  and realistic training tactics.
REAL WORLD INSTRUCTION
Defensive & Offensive Knife And Impact Weapon Tactics For Surviving Violence
ANATOMICAL EFFICIENCY
Use Anatomical Efficiency To Improve Survivability In Knife & Weapon Conflicts
FUNCTIONAL TRAINING
Practical & Efficient Training Drills For  Edged & Impact Weapon Defense
Training METHODOLOGY

PRINCIPLES OVER TECHNIQUES.  Performance over outcome.

WE FOCUS ON PRINCIPLES rather than TECHNIQUES. specific techniques are important, but not as important as the overlying principles behind them.

There are several important reasons why our team of instructors and core training methodology emphasizes principles over techniques.
First, without serious repetitions and continued practice, effective techniques can be difficult to remember and implement, especially in a real world self-defense encounter.   Conversely, principles are basic, intuitive and easy to remember.  It's less about remembering specific steps, and more about critical thinking ability.
Second, martial arts techniques are often attached to a specific system or lineage.  Just because a certain technique came from a certain system, doesn't make it the most efficient or effective method of surviving an attack.  Principles are detached from any specific system or lineage, rather employing critical thinking and astute awareness to determine effective responses.

TRAINING PRINCIPLES - WEAPON AWARENESS

TRAINING PRINCIPLES - DEFANGING THE SNAKE

DEFENSIVE TACTICS

In the DEFENSIVE TACTICS portion of our knife and impact weapon curriculum, you will learn dynamic footwork and movement drills that will improve your ability to prevent, avoid and manage violent weapon attacks.  Mobility quals survivability, is a key principle we look to exploit in any defensive altercation. If you aren’t able to prevent or avoid the attack, your balance, footwork and movement will determine whether you end up in bad spot, or a safe place.
Our instructors focus on teaching and providing you the tools and tactics to end up in the safe places. Inevitably knife disarms will be covered, but they are not a large focus of our training curriculum. From our own force-on-force experiences, our team has found that knife disarms are quite difficult to achieve on an unwilling partner who hasn’t been off-balanced or stunned.
From a defensive viewpoint, rather than teaching low percentage disarms, we prefer to show how dynamic movement and countervailing force can be utilized to possibly end the assault immediately or leveraged to enhance the disarming process.

OFFENSIVE TACTICS

In the OFFENSIVE TACTICS portion of our knife and impact weapon curriculum, you will learn how to efficiently carry, deploy and use your personal EDC knife or impact weapon in a critical self-defense situation.
Offensively, it is important to understand how to manipulate and use your own knife or impact weapon, without hurting yourself or unintended targets. Secondly, it is quite difficult to understand how to properly defend a weapon attack without a thorough understanding of how to properly attack with that weapon. Therefore, the more knowledge you have of offensive side of weapon tactics, the more knowledge you will have of defensive side of weapon tactics.
There are critical questions and concepts we cover with during the course that many folks who carry knives or impact weapons regularly, have not thought about. How many seconds does it take you to deploy your EDC knife or tactical flashlight and make ready? When you deploy your EDC blade or kubotan, what orientation and grip will you have? Which grip is preferred, and why? Our instructors will cover these key areas during our training sessions and provide reality based self-defense solutions to enhance your defensive capabilities.
KNIFE TRAINING - FAQS

frequently asked questions

WHERE ARE YOUR TRAINING LOCATIONS?
Durham, North Carolina.  All self-defense, edged weapon and impact weapon training will take place at our training academy located at the intersection of Miami Blvd and TW Alexander in Durham, North Carolina. For directions, click HERE.  We are located in Suite 113-B, inside Elevate MMA (look for Elevate MMA on the marquee). For private seminars or group training, in-state or out-of-state, EMAIL us for a quote.
CAN WE HOST A CLASS OR TRAINING ON OUR PROPERTY?
Yes. If you would like to host a private class for your group or corporation, this can easily be set up.  Our training programs are fully mobile.  We will show up with all needed gear and training equipment.  Send us a message to explore training opportunities or set up your own training session.
HOW MUCH DOES THIS TRAINING COST?
Training costs are variable. Since we customize and personalize our training packages, pricing will vary accordingly. In your contact email, please include the type and amount of training you are most interested in, how many participants are in your group, and the describe the specific type of training and tactics you are most interested in learning. Contact us directly to received a quote.
DO I NEED PRIOR EXPERIENCE OR TRAINING?
No prior experience is needed.  Prior experience is a benefit, but not a requirement.  We customize and personalize your training, so you start at the appropriate level and move at a comfortable and safe pace that is unique to you or your group.  Our instructors are experienced and proficient teaching clients and students that have no prior self-defense or martial arts experience.  We are also experience and proficient in training clients with military, law enforcement and martial arts backgrounds.  We pride ourselves in the ability to customize and personalize training sessions for each client or group that hires us.

** No video, blog, article, virtual instruction or content, no matter how well crafted or presented, can substitute for professional hands-on instruction. Self-defense training, especially training that includes knives, sticks, firearms, and other potentially deadly weapons, should always be undertaken responsibly and ethically, ensuring every available precaution for safety and injury prevention. please read our legal disclaimer here. **

EDGED & IMPACT WEAPONS

TYPES OF TRAINING

PRIVATE TRAINING
Individualized & Custom Private Lessons
PRIVATE GROUPS
Small Group Personalized Private Training
SEMINARS EVENTS
Open-Enrollment Group Events & Seminars

LEARN TO DEFEND YOURSELF WITH A KNIFE OR IMPACT WEAPON

LEARN TO DEFEND YOURSELF WITH A KNIFE OR IMPACT WEAPON