Boone County, Indiana Sheriff's Office - Sheriff Mike Nielsen

Advanced Edged Weapons/ Karambit (June 20-21, 2020)


Price $300


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Learn the critical skills for using a 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 is blade geometry and which 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, what are and how to defend against the seven lethal strike points of the body.


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Brittany Hicks

Executive Secretary

1905 Indianapolis Ave

Lebanon, IN 46052

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