TDI: Defensive Knife


Tactical Skills Development will be hosting the legendary Mr. John Benner and staff of Tactical Defense Institute at our location in Russia, Ohio for the TDI Defensive Knife course. This course will be tailored for a convenient 1 day format because let’s face it, we are all extremely busy.  We can’t always carry our gun, but we can almost always carry our knife. It’s about time to learn how to use it.

The following is a description from the TDI website:

“This course presents students with skills they need to effectively utilize a folding or fixed blade knife as a defensive tool to repel a lethal force attack. Contrary to most knife programs, this class is designed to address the realistic situations students are likely to face. The course introduces simple, effective movements that re easy to learn, court defensible and work well under stress.

Topics covered include: knife selection, carry locations, legal issues, rapid deployment techniques, responses to life threatening physical assaults, knife techniques for handgun retention, and dealing with multiple attackers. The course utilizes a combination of live cutting drills and force-on-force scenarios using training knives to ensure that students gain a high level of proficiency.”

Clothing Requirements: Please wear loose fitting clothing but you MUST wear pants or shorts that have BELT-LOOPS and POCKETS. This is necessary for realistic training for the equipment that you carry. I.E. You carry a folding knife on the street so you need to practice deploying it from a pocket in training.

  • 8:00AM – 6:00PM
  • Individual: $200
  • Space is limited to 20 students

2019 Schedule

  • February 2

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Click here to pay for TDI: Defensive Knife: $200
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