Knife Defenses – Can you defend yourself against an attacker with a knife?
Our Israeli Tactical Knife (ITK) class can help you learn how to even the odds.
Knives are legal to carry and easily accessible which makes it a very attractive weapon for criminals. The mindset of Haganah and ITK is to even the odds. If a knife is pulled on you, you should not defend the attack with open hands if you can deploy a knife to even the odds. A skilled ITK practitioner defending against an unskilled attacker has a huge advantage in the outcome of the attack.
- Beginner Level – This program will be conducted as a paid in full, 7-week program. Class will meet 1X per week for 1-hr. Click here for current Seminar date and description.
- Advanced Level – This program will be conducted as a paid in full, 7-week program. Class will meet 1X per week for 1-hr. Click here for current Seminar date and description.
The ITK Program is restricted to law enforcement, military and approved civilians. This program teaches use of the knife as a defensive tool and as an offensive weapon (for military). It brings Mike Lee Kanarek’s extensive expertise in use of edged weapons to the classroom setting.
ITK covers all facets of using a knife against an assailant who is also armed with a knife from effective deployment strategies to using reverse grip tactics to draw the attacker into an effective counterattack.
Knife-fighting training is an excellent way to develop a keen understanding of how a knife is used in an attack. It is also a great way to develop a sense of the flow of an assault with a knife, improve footwork for all programs, and improve recognition of knife motion and patterns.
All of this not only serves to turn students into effective knife fighters, but also importantly helps students greatly enhance their ability to “read” the existence and direction of travel of a knife being used against them. This is a critical ability to possess and to develop for the empty hand versus knife tactics taught in the F.I.G.H.T. program.
This high level class teaches the defender how to use a knife as a defensive weapon if the attacker deploys an edged weapon. The best strategic mindset in any survival situation is to at least even the odds if not better the odds. This class completely covers all skills needed to significantly improve your odds of surviving and to dominate an encounter against an knife wielding attacker. Co-ed.
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