Course Description: Lots of things work as small impact weapons. (Tactical flashlights, key chains, ball-point pens, sticks, salt-shakers, beer bottles, the list goes on.) Learning some simple and effective ways to employ small impact weapons can mean that you are never without defensive tools. In this class, you’ll learn some basic striking and ways to employ a small impact weapon as well as simple drills to make the skills stick.
Topics: Techniques for using improvised weapons to defend against close range attacks.
Cost: $80 Includes handouts, instruction and a small hardwood training stick
Non-participating observer rate - $20
Time & Date: Sunday December 16, 2012 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Required Equipment: Clothing suitable for training and physical contact (athletic shoes and some form of eye protection is recommended.).
Optional Equipment: A quality trainer knife such as those made by Spyderco or Keen Edge Knives. A forearm guard (A forearm guard is mandatory for longer training sessions but optional for short training sessions like this one.. A forearm guard is nothing more than a McDavid model 478 athletic thigh wrap available from sporting goods stores.) See the general policies page for suggestions on food, drink, clothing, etc.
Taught by: Chuck Rives, Affiliate Instructor Martial Blade Concepts
Chuck Rives is an Affiliate Instructor for Mike Janich’s Martial Blade Concepts* (www.martialbladeconcepts.com). Chuck lives in Amarillo, Texas and is an Emergency Manager for a Federal Government agency. Chuck teaches edged-weapon and defensive tactics regularly to peace officers and corrections officers.
*You may have seen bits of the Martial Blade Concepts system on the THE BEST DEFENSE with Michael Bane - On the Outdoor Channel
Facility: A-Zone Range
Additional information: Martial Blade Concepts(MBC) is an edged-weapon training program specifically designed to meet the needs of today's concerned citizen and armed professional. MBC emphasizes the development of “all-purpose” defensive skills. Rather than learning a large number of specific techniques to defend against specific attacks, MBC focuses on perfecting a few proven techniques and learning how to apply them to literally hundreds of different defensive situations. Through this easy-to-learn method, students develop defensive proficiency very quickly and have both the ability and the confidence to employ their skills after only a brief period of training.
Martial Blade Concepts is founded and lead by Michael Janich. You may have seen bits of the Martial Blade Concepts system on the THE BEST DEFENSE with Michael Bane - On the Outdoor Channel.
You can see a good intro to the Martial Blade Concepts in this YouTube video. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVIwy7btyF0)