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Weapon Defense and Disarms


What if you are attacked with a weapon and cannot avoid it or get away? This is a very dangerous situation to find yourself in, but there are some techniques you can use to give yourself the best chance of success. This seminar will cover empty-hand defenses for common gun, knife, and impact weapon attacks. The techniques presented are based in Krav Maga, a defensive system developed in Israel and combat proven in the Israeli Defense Forces.

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Attack indicators and spotting threats early

  • Attack avoidance

  • Movement and positioning

  • Handgun defenses/disarms from common front and rear attacks

  • Knife defenses for static, stabbing, and slashing attacks

  • Defenses for impact weapons from overhead and lateral strikes

  • Basic striking and combatives to build space and escape

Required Equipment:

  • Note-taking materials

Recommended Equipment:

  • Blue/Red gun (Gun, knife, and stick trainers will be available for use)

Instructors: Darrell Walton, Karissa Walton


Pre-requisites: None

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