Defensive Blade



The Defensive Blade course is an introduction to the defensive use of the blade in a lethal force encounter against individual and multiple threats.  Emphasis is placed on developing the combat mindset and taking the fight to the threat using proven fighting techniques and strategies.  From identifying pre-assault indicators and legal constraints, to addressing life-threatening injuries post-assault, this course is ideal for civilians, law enforcement, and military personnel looking for a realistic and viable solution to serious physical threats.


End State

Upon completion of this course, the student will have developed the basic skills to carry, deploy, and utilize an EDC blade or improvised weapon in defense against a lethal threat, within the context of the law.  Students will also leave with the tools to identify their personal shortcomings and a training template for addressing those shortcomings.


Course Length:  8 Hours
Course Fee:  $200

Topics Covered

Blade Selection
Blade Carry & Deployment
Deployment Under Stress
Footwork, Timing, & Distance
Angles of Attack
Cutting & Thrusting Methods
Anatomical Targeting
Forward and Reverse Grip
Live-Blade Training Drills*
Counter-Blade Tactics
Multiple Opponents
Blade Retention
Improvised Weapons
Offensive Mindset
Situational Awareness
Legal Considerations
Wound Management

Required Equipment

EDC Blade
EDC Trainer
Eye Protection
Groin Protection (recommended)
Kit (optional)
War Post

Training Format

Technical Development
Reflex Enhancement Drills
Cooperative Fighting Drills
Performance on Demand
Force on Force Scenarios
Live-Blade Cutting*

*Class/Student Dependent