Knife Defense Instructor

5.00 out of 5 based on 29 customer ratings
(29 customer reviews)


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The threat of a knife attack is a serious encounter for any member of law enforcement with potential deadly consequences for the officer. There are many knife defense courses available that don’t focus on the reality of an attack. The attack is normally unexpected and within a short distance of the officer, which doesn’t always allow for immediate access of a firearm. The importance of knowing how to defend yourself from an edged weapon attack is of utmost importance. The techniques in this course are practical and realistic for attacks that officers have experienced in the field. This course is not one of those courses where we tell you won’t get cut or stabbed during a spontaneous attack, but we will give you the most practical defense to be able to survive an attack. We as police officers go into homes each day where a knife will be present. The knife is easily concealable, and easily deployed by an attacker with little effort. We’ve developed a course we know will increase the chances of an officer surviving one of these attacks, and look forward to sharing that knowledge with you as an instructor. We also share our award winning teaching methods within this course that will improve you as an instructor. The students attending this course will also receive an illustrated instructor manual along with a free instructor shirt. This is one of our most popular courses!

Movement to avoid attack
Body language of an attack
Overhead attack defense
Straight stab defense
Slice attack defense
Underhand attack defense
Ground attack defense
Weapon transition drills
2 year instructor certification
Teaching methods
Free instructor phone & email support
Instructor t-shirt included

29 reviews for Knife Defense Instructor

  1. 5 out of 5

    I had the honor of going through the Knife Defense instructor course with Ray of Blueshield Tactical Systems. As a Marine, Deputy Sheriff and a fellow Martial Artist, I highly recommend and endorse Blueshield Tactical for all of your training needs. Ray and his staff are the ultimate professionals.

  2. 5 out of 5

    I just completed a Knife Defense Instructor Course. Thank you, Ray Beshirs of Blue Shield Tactical. The course focused on a balance of defensive tactics, instructor development, legal, and use of force. Ray is very knowledgeable and his method of instruction is exceptional. Blue Shield Tactical offers several courses and I highly recommend them for training.

  3. 5 out of 5

    I’ve been to a lot of “high speed” training that looked cool and didn’t work outside of the training environment. This course is the opposite of that. It teaches simple, effective concepts that an officer on the street can quickly learn, and use. Knife attacks against officers and civilians are becoming more commonplace, and this is a much needed training topic for first responders.
    If you’re a DT instructor, this is the class you’re looking for.

  4. 5 out of 5

    No nonsense, down to the basics, functional, and effective training curriculum for Law Enforcement and students of the general public. This Knife Defense Instructor course gives you the knowledge to teach the fundamental skills to not only increase survivability of a knife attack but to turn the tables on your attacker. Thank you Ray.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Great no nonsense, basic life saving skills taught in the class. I highly recommend attending this class even if you have to pay for it yourself, like I did, it’s very much worth it. Ray brings the knowledge from being a 20 year police veteran and his extensive martial arts background to this class and teaches in very positive learning environment. Thank you Ray and Blue Shield Tactical for an outstanding Instructor course.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Great course. I would suggest it for any LEO.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Excellent class with a motivated instructor! I walked in with little experience in knife defense and walked out feeling confident that I could stay in the fight, end the fight in my favor, and share my knowledge easily wiith officer I work beside.

  8. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Great training, very versatile and applicable to other methods of fighting or self defense. Strongly recommend this class if your deptartment is looking to add to their programs.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Excellent training, very motivated instructor. Who really cares about the instruction and learning the concept.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Fantastic course, I’m looking forward to taking this material and sharing it with others. I would happily take a class with blue shield again.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Great class with useful street applicable information. I have had some knife related martial arts classes in the past but the information in this class is more effective in a violent confrontation than most the techniques I’ve seen in the past. The most important part of this class is watching the instructors teaching style and trying to bring that back to my agency.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Great course, lots of hand on time for the techniques and drilling. Highly recommend

  13. 5 out of 5

    Awesome course! Great material that sets up the Instructors for success. This company really cares about Officer safety and it shows during this course.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Good course. Everything was broken down to simple, easy to perform movements.

  15. 5 out of 5

    This is an extremely useful course for developing a program that uses simple techniques for minimizing risk to officers in a knife attack. The techniques are kept simple and easy to learn and train. It makes the program very easy to incorporated into shift training or short training sessions.

  16. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This is a great class for police officers. The techniques are extremely simple to learn and apply in knife situations. The class teaches movements that are simple solutions to use of force issues. I highly recommend this class.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Have had a great time in this training. As the first knife defense course of any kind it was a lot of information but needed. Even for someone with no experience in martial arts or anything other than DT’s it was easy and simple to understand.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Great class. Being that I have no martial arts experience I appreciate the step by step instruction. I feel that I am ready to go and teach my co-workers what I’ve learned here.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Excellent course. The instructor was very knowledgeable and personable. Techniques are very effective.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Loved the course. Great skills that rely on gross motor skills. Easy to learn and apply. Instructor was very knowledgeable.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Great course. A lot of simple effective techniques. Easy to remember and regurgitate.

  22. 5 out of 5

    This class was terrific. We were provided not only with teqniques that will help to keep us safe but training tips for future success in our courses.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Great course. Learned. Not only new techniques, but new teaching styles as well. ENCOURAGEMENT!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Practical, easily understood techniques that can be taught to an audience of all kinds of people. This will easily be worked into our self defense and response team training. Thank you, Ray!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Great course that we can easily implement with our current training program. Ray was friendly and knowledgeable. Will definitely recommend to other LE professionals.

  26. 5 out of 5

    One of the best hands on class I have ever taken. The skills i can take and add to my current skill set is awesome. Ray was a very informative instructor. Thank you.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Great course with very realistic application for any edged weapon defense. Ray keeps the class positive and upbeat and presents the material in a very fluid manner with each technique transitioning into the next application. Very much enjoyed the class and would recommend it.

  28. 5 out of 5

    I found this course to be extremely helpful! The concepts work naturally with one another so we aren’t required to learn tons of different things, just a few simple techniques. Any staff should be able to take at least one morsel of goodness, no matter their skill or confidence level! Thank you Blue Shield Tactical Systems!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Very good course for knife defense, practical for law enforcement and corrections officers.

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