I have spent my entire adult life teaching people how to keep themselves safe in interpersonal violent confrontations. This has included both empty hand and against various weapons. Non are as brutal than having to defend oneself against an EDGED weapon.
In my time working the door for several years outside some of Johannesburg’s roughest nightclubs I became intimately acquainted with the horrors of edged weapon use. I have used weapons and have had weapons used against me. In fact on two occasions I had no choice but to go hands on and disarm someone with a blade. It wasn’t pretty, or Jason Bourne, but I learned real world lessons from those encounters. I also quickly realized that much of what is taught in ‘knife defense’ will fail.
Through my real world experience and decades teaching others, from the everyday person to law enforcement officers and special force military teams – I have put together a no-nonsense program in defending EDGED weapons. I am also well aware that knife attacks are on the rise, so I feel it is imperative I get this information out in hopes it will save someones life. There is no better way to achieve this by having level headed, qualified instructors leading the charge on defending EDGED weapons.
Now for the first time I am offering my Level 1 Instructors Program – A Primer in EDGED Weapons Defense outside of my Tea (this course has only ever been offered in person – but due to Covid I am offering it now for a limited time virtually).
No matter your defensive tactics background, affiliation, or current fighting system, my EDGED Defense program will allow you to teach a real world, no-nonsense approach to this difficult, but largely misunderstood subject.
And as noted, due to the ongoing pandemic I am offering this instructor certification virtually. See all the details below!
Over 4-weeks we will virtually meet each Saturday via a live Zoom coaching session (time will be announced closer to the start date and based on participants locations. Ill fit into your schedule as best I can).
Each Zoom session will run for 2-hours. The weeks in-between Zoom sessions you will be given specific, but manageable homework to complete before the next live Zoom session. There will be 8-hours of live Zoom instruction in total, plus approximately 4 additional hours of homework to complete.
While it would be great if you have someone to work with during the live Zoom sessions, you can choose to watch the session, and watch the recording as well, and find a friend or partner to work through the material the following week. I have tried to make participating in the course as flexible as possible. Outside of a reliable internet connection, and a practice blade, you don’t require any other equipment.
At the end of the 4-weeks you will submit your video assignment for evaluation. On passing you will be sent your 12-month license to teach my 4-hour workshop: A Primer in EDGED Defense. This workshop has been specifically designed to teach an inexperienced audience on building a strong foundation in dealing with EDGED weapon attacks [ If you have any presign-up question please EMAIL ME ]…but do so soon as space is very limited.
In this session we look at the fundamentals of how the blade moves and moving the blade. We then delve into the ramifications of the psychoemotional and physiological state of engaging in interpersonal violence. We conclude our first session looking at the S.O.E Protocol. In addition throughout all sessions we look at case studies, identifying what went right and what went wrong.
In our 2nd session we begin with a focus on dealing with varied lines of blade attacks primarily from a close quarter position. This includes the 6D Defense: High Front, Mid-Front, High-side, Mid-Side, Mid-Back, Back to Throat. Throughout this session you will learn about ESR-CDS methodology in ensuring surviving an EDGED attack in defense.
In our 3rd session you learn how to deal with an active EDGED weapon. Here we primarily look at thrusts and slashes, and applying proactive methods to engage, survive, and win. We spend more time as well building off important empty hand strikes that those you teach will need to master to successfully defend against an EDGED weapon.
Our final session serves two purposes. Firstly as an overview, and troubleshooting session. Secondly to introduce you to my ARCS pedagogy. If we agree that we need to make EDGED defense training realistic as possible, how does one do so, while ensuring safety of all participants? ARCS will enable you to do exactly this.