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Knife Defense / Disarming System


Knife Defense / Disarming System

The Knife Defense / Disarming System has been used by the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department for more than 25 years with excellent results. The tactics are easy to learn in a reflexive way that is consistent with the need in such dangerous, life-threatening situations.

Trainers and officers trained in the NLETC Handgun/Long Gun Retention and Disarming Systems are already familiar with the basic techniques of wristlocks which comprise a part of both that system and the Knife Defense/Disarming System.

Trainers are taught tactics of avoidance and disengagement, and how to take away knives without being cut by them. How many officers know how to do the latter? Do you?

A simple, integrated response to attacks from any direction can be accomplished with a minimal change in arm and body movements, which makes this a very effective knife defense and disarming system to teach and to learn. Since the events of September 11, 2001, this is an essential course for officers who travel.

Equipment needed: Casual or athletic clothing, footwear.
Materials provided: Online Text - Training Knives will be loaned during the duration of the training.



8-Hour Instructors Course
Prerequisite: Core Essentials OR Approval of NLETC with comparable training.

Though not required, Motor Skills Instructor Development is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

* Note: Core Essentials is recommended as it has instructor development aspects to it as well as fundamental 'core' techniques, stances and other aspects that are within every single NLETC course.  For course cohesion, understanding things such as power stance, force efficiency and other concepts which are taught in Core Essentials allows us to decrease instructor certification times within other courses. Should instructors wish to not take Core Essentials and take other elective courses such as Handgun Long Gun Retention and Disarming, the course may need to be longer than the standard 8-hour course. A Training Board Member will need to handle these on a case by case basis.

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