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Edged Weapons Defense TRAINING

**Discounted price of $295.00 available through March 31ST.   After that date, price goes to $345.00.  Price includes lunch both days.  A wide selection of Benchmade knives will be offered for sale at our retail store.

Training Dates 8-9 June 2019, Start time: 09:00 End time: 16:00 both days.

Presented by one of the nation’s foremost non-ballistic weapons experts 

STEVE TARANI.  

Learn the critical skills for using the fixed or folding blade in self-defense. What’s the best knife for everyday personal carry? What’s the difference in performance between serrated and non-serrated edges? What features should you look for in a fixed or folding knife? Your fixed, folding or curved blade is useless to you in any self-defense situation unless you can readily access it, deploy it and be ready to fight for your life. In this course, you will be introduced to realistic defensive and rapid deployment of both folding and fixed blades. You will be trained in what to do if you have nothing in your hands and you were attacked by one or more assailants wielding an edged weapon. You will also be introduced to the curve blade – how it is used, its advantages over a straight edge and what makes the curved blade such a unique defensive tool employed at conversational ranges.

There is no prerequisite for this course. Instruction includes: Pros and cons of fixed/ folding/ straight/ curved blades, carry, access, rapid deployment, edged weapon handling and unarmed defense against edged weapons, critical dynamics of personal security, the truth about disarming, and knife-wound analysis.

KEY TOPICS COVERED 

  • Blade Identification – What is the difference between a fixed blade and a folding blade? What’s the difference in usage of a serrated edge versus a non-serrated edge? What are the characteristics that differentiate specific usage of a straight edge from a curved blade?
  • Knife Selection – What should I look for when purchasing a folding knife? How exactly do you measure your hand and know that it is a perfect fit? What’s the right knife for me? How much should I spend? What are the best types of materials, blade length, type, steel, handle materials, for me?
  • Grips, Stances and Operation – Learn the most effective method of gripping and optimal defensive positioning with any edged weapon.
  • Edged Weapon Defense – Learn the six easiest and most effective ways to utilize an edged weapon in self-defense while under duress.
  • Empty Hand Defense – Learn the seven lethal strike zones on the human body and how can you defend against them even if you don’t have a knife in your hand.
  • Disarming – Competently demonstrate knowledge of disarming an attacker wielding an edged weapon at extreme close quarters and under duress.
  • Curved Blade (Karambit) – Introduction to safety and defensive use of this uniquely designed knife.

*** NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED ***
This is NOT martial arts –this IS a professional hands-on practical approach to doing what it takes to get yourself and your loved ones out of trouble and immediately to safety. Applicable at home, work and when traveling this is an opportunity for you to take home field-tested “bread and butter” techniques, sustainment drills and proven tactics gleaned from the professionals.

What to Bring: Your folding knife and/ or fixed blade. Do not bring a training knife as these will be provided for you. Also, wear what you normally wear. Notebooks (or notepads) are very welcome. Still photos and limited video OK.

This is fun and easy to learn! You walk away with a tremendous amount of EXTREMELY valuable and useful information with minimal physical effort.

All training materials provided.

If you are a CCW (carry concealed weapon(s)) permit holder, it is strongly recommended that you train with a replica/ facsimile of your handgun as part of this course. Bring a (blue/ red/ inert) training gun with matching holster in the carry position you normally carry (IWB, OWB, etc.,). Remember that you will react in the way you were trained so the very best value for your dollar is to train the way you regularly carry.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Professional educator, author and keynote speaker Steve Tarani has served the United States Defense, Law Enforcement and Intelligence communities for over 25 years as a respected Protective Programs subject matter expert and service provider to numerous high/ low-profile federal agencies. Specializing in operational readiness, he is a federally certified force options instructor actively contracted by the US Department of Defense (DoD), National Security Agency (NSA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and throughout the private sector.

Mr. Tarani, formerly sworn in the states of California and Nevada, is a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee, protective programs educator and formerly on staff at the US Department of Energy (DOE) National Security Institute (Security Force Training Dept.) at Kirtland Air Force Base (NM). At the time of this writing, he is a published author of eight books, an active protective agent, remains an adviser to the US Department of Justice (USDOJ), US Department of Defense, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and is a member of InfraGard in good standing.

 

**NOTE: CLASS SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION 21 DAYS PRIOR TO DATE OF CLASS IF SUFFICIENT NUMBERS ARE NOT OBTAINED.  IF CLASS IS CANCELLED BY TACTICAL WEAR, A FULL REFUND WILL BE ISSUED. CANCELLATIONS AFTER MAY 24TH WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.

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