The Edged Weapons topic covers news, tips, tactics and equipment officers need to defend against blade attacks. Whether it’s a butcher knife, a machete, an axe, or a pocket knife, police officers face the threat of an edged weapon attack exponentially more often than a firearm.
Full list of Edged Weapons results
Video: Using a chair to defeat an edged-weapon attack– 6
In this video tactical tip, police and military trainer Lee Shaykhet — alongside demonstration partner and PoliceOne Editor in Chief Doug Wyllie — shows us a specialized technique to take a subject...
Video: Defending against a knife attack– 17
In this video tactical tip, PoliceOne Columnist Dan Marcou — alongside demonstration partner Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief — shares some thoughts and techniques you may consider when being...
Video: Integrating "middle-distance" into training exercises– 4
In this video tactical tip, Tony Lambraia of Phoenix RBT Solutions and UTM discusses and demonstrates how you might consider integrating the element of distance — particularly, the dangerous “mid-...
Video: Filipino foot movement drills– 6
In this video tactical tip, Diana Rathborne of the Minnesota Kali Group — alongside demonstration partner Pete Hetrick, who is also an instructor with MKG — shares a series of foot movement drills ...
Video: Overhead knife defense from supine position– 14
In this video tactical tip, Logan Graver of Conditioned Response works with demonstration partner T.J. Perez to show edged weapons defense from an overhead attack when you’re in the precarious posi...
Video: Knife defense from the mid-line jab– 8
In this video tactical tip, Logan Graver of Conditioned Response works with demonstration partner T.J. Perez to show edged weapons defense from the mid-line jab, taking special precaution to protec...
Video: Knife defense from the high slash– 12
In this video tactical tip, Logan Graver of Conditioned Response works with demonstration partner Tavini Sulusi to show edged weapons defense from the high slash.
Video: Knife defense for overhand– 16
In this video tactical tip, Logan Graver of Conditioned Response works with demonstration partner Tavini Sulusi to show two options for overhand knife defense when you’re in an interview stance wit...
GRAPHIC: Edged weapons and officer safety– 29
FAIR WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE BELOW. Ever wonder why cops shoot people armed with knives, broken bottles, shards of glass, and whatnot? Because if an experienced knife fighter gets in close, that co...
Video: Defending against side control with edged weapons– 11
Acie Mitchell, founder and chief trainer for TNT Defense, demonstrates how to defend yourself when you’ve been forced to the ground, placed into a side control by the subject, and then have to deal...
Practice getting to your knife under stress– 10
As a senior knife instructor for military and law enforcement — as well as a combatives practitioner for more than 37 years — I think the idea of having a usable backup edged weapon is vital. What ...
Simple movement for knife assault avoidance– 37
Unfortunately, we're seeing an increasing number of cases where a suspect with and edged weapon attempts to attack an officer. Police and military trainer Lee Shaykhet discusses and demonstrates a ...
Defending against edged weapon threats with your firearm– 16
Acie Mitchell demonstrates the proper skills and mindset for officers facing an edged weapon. About 35% of officers assualted with edged weapons actually suffer some injury and knowing how to respo...
Knife defense training: Encountering a rear attack– 15
In this tactical training tip, police trainer Brian Hoffner from Hoffners Training Academy gives some tips and tricks for using your knife as a defense during an attack from behind. Using a knife c...
The "other side" of knife training– 13
As a law enforcement professional, it is tactically wise to have options, and to recognize what they are. Most officers will tell you that edged weapons are dangerous and abide by the standard 21’ ...
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