Edged Weapons Defense Seminar

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Jeff Davidson – An internationally renowned teacher of Southeast Asian knife and empty-hand combatives. He is one of only a few Westerners to be granted permission to study the indigenous and highly clandestine martial arts of Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines in their native lands. He has been a featured seminar instructor for diverse groups of students in North America, South America, Israel, Southeast Asia and West Africa. In 2005, he was invited to the Republic of the Philippines, where he presented and taught edged-impact weaponry and empty-hand CQB for several branches of the Philippine Military/Law Enforcement establishment.

Jeff has privately instructed members of Oakland and Wayne County Law Enforcement agencies since 1995. He developed the unique and effective “Edged Weapon Control Dynamics” program specifically for Law Enforcement application. These skills are invaluable for all LEO’s from patrol officers to SWAT operators and especially corrections.

Sgt. Stephen Renico Dearborn PD, retired with 13 years as a Defensive Tactics Instructor, and 7 years as a SWAT Team member.  He is an expert in the science of Combat Judo as well as edged weapon defensive tactics.

Course Description:

Unquestionably the safest and most proven effective tactics for surviving and neutralizing an edged weapon attack – from a machete to a pocket knife. Students should wear loose fitting clothing.

Skills Taught Include:

  • Edged weapons awareness
  • Threat recognition
  • Common types of knife attacks
  • Closing/broadening the reactionary gap
  • Disarming a bladed weapon
  • Joint control
  • Ground control and techniques for multiple aggressor situations

Course Details:

- 302 Funds Eligible -