Knife Counter/Knife Combatives
Knife vs. Hand
Knife vs. Stick
Knife vs. Knife
Knife vs. Gun Threats
Knife vs. Unarmed Adversaries
Situational - Tactical - Practical - Strategic
Now, let's get right down to it, folks. This is my KNIFE / COUNTER-KNIFE weapon course. Sorry, if you are looking for fancy, exotic, flashy, foreign, mysterious knife material with wacky names and weird people? I only teach you the very essence of knife combatives. And I hate the term "knife fighting." I have been training in this for more than three decades, well before it was cool. I have seen many knife fads come and go. Many of them were shallow and, frankly, sent the wrong, flippant message about the harsh realities of the subject.
Criminal and military history reveals that a real world knife fight is more rough and tumble (like football or rugby) and less like fencing. So-called "dueling" can happen, but it is an event least likely to occur in our modern times of mixed weapons in war, crime, emotion and ambush. In this course, I have carefully crafted a doctrine where you will learn how to use a knife to its maximum potential in all grips: standing, kneeling, sitting and on the ground, with less-than-lethal and lethal results. In this course, I have carefully crafted for you a doctrine where you will learn how to use a knife to its maximum potential. This doctrine includes the better parts of military knife fighting-such as Russian Speznatz Knife Fighting, South African and Rhodesian knife fighting, as well as Filipino knife fighting, American and European knife fighting. Also, this includes a study in criminal and prison knife fighting. Plus training innovations.
The Force Necessary: Knife! Training Methodologies Are:
1) The Psychology of Knife Violence - You learn criminal and military psychologies, research and history.
2) Solo Command and Mastery of the Knife - You learning body movement and synergy by practicing movements "in the air.” You learn to strike stationary training objects for goal-specific power and experience.
3) Partner Knife Drills - You slash and stab moving targets held by a partner. Later he strikes back at you. You learn a limited amount of established skill and flow drills to improve your balance, coordination and savvy.
4) Combat Knife Scenarios - You work in standing, kneeling, sitting and ground combat scenarios, staged as realistically as possible. Below is a photo of the results of such a confrontation in a case I worked as a detective. That is not a brain laying on his stomach! The results pictured in these photos represent the ugly reality of knife encounters. It is not a game of "duel-tag" with a rubber toy you play "passy-passy, tappy-tappy" with in the corner of some gym, this is more like rugby with knives. These solutions include less-than-lethal knife applications.
5) Moral, ethical, legal and political issues
Force Necessary: Knife! Levels and Instructorships
You can train just for knowledge, for rank or knife instructorships. The knife instructorship progression is as follows:
- Knife practitioner: A regular "student"
- Knife class organizer: A practitioner authorized to gather people to work out and develop skills
- Knife Basic instructor: After completing any 3 levels
- Knife Advanced instructor: After completing any 6 levels
- Knife SBE: Subject matter Expertise instructor: after completing any 9 levels
- "Black Belt" instructor: after completing the first 10 levels
- OR! Just simply train for knowledge and take a pass on all rank and instructors.
Your Force Necessary: Knife! Training course progression looks like this:
This courses do not have to be completed in numerical order to progress through the system, As with college courses, your take and complete them as you can. Colleges would prefer you take their programs in order, but it is just impossible to do. So, take them as you get the opportunity.
Course 1: Introduction to Edged Weapons and Combat Stress Knife “Quick Draw” Module: (A two-part video available on DVD or via rentals, downloads or burn your own DVD): Primer 1- Quick Draws; Primer 1 - Warposts
Course 2: The Closed Folder and pommel strike modules (for when you can't get the blade into position) and The "While Held Module - all strikes and kicks while holding a knife in a saber or reverse grip. (Taught at seminars)
Course 3: The Saber Grip Stab Module taught in the Military Quick Kills Module part 1: (video 1 of a 2-part series available on DVD or via rentals, downloads or burn your own DVD): Military Quick Kills part 1
Course 4: The Reverse Grip Stab Module taught in the Military Quick Kills Module part 2: (video 2 of a 2-part series available on DVD or via rentals, downloads, or burn your own DVD): Military Quick Kills part 2
Course 5: The Saber Grip Slash Module taught in the Military X Knife Fighting Module part 1: (video 1 of a 2-part series available on DVD or via rentals, downloads or burn your own DVDs) Military X Knife Fighting part 1
Course 6: The Reverse Grip Slash Module taught in the Military X Knife Fighting Module part 2: (video 2 of a 2-part series available on DVD, rentals, downloads or burn your own DVD) Military X Knife Fighting part 2
Course 7: The Spartan Module and "Take The Pass" Module: (A two part video available on DVD or via rentals, downloads, or burn your own DVD) Knife Takedowns
Course 8: The Chain Of the Knife Module taught in the Takedowns Series: (A two part video available on DVD or via rentals, downloads or burn your own DVD) Knife Takedowns
Course 9: In Death Grip of the Knife (video available on DVD or via rentals, downloads or burn your own DVD): Death Grip of the Knife
Course 10: Combat Scenario Testing: Effectively a "Black Belt." recognition. (A two part video available on DVD or via rentals, downloads, or burn your own DVD): Black Belt and PAC 10
Course 11: Knife Ground Fighting Note: all prior levels also contain some element of knife ground fighting. This video is dedicated specifically to ground fighting and is available via DVD only: Knife Ground Fighting
Course 12: Archipelago Stick and Knife and Tactical Baton and Flashlight (no film as yet)
Course 13: Bowie and Big Knife Dueling (no film as yet)
Course 14: Machete Combatives (no film as yet)
Course 15: More, topics as asked for and approved by Hock as Masters Level studies
Force Necessary: Knife! Special Training Themes
Knife Speed Flow and Skill Exercises (A two part video available on DVD or via rentals, downloads, or burn your own DVD): Knife Speed Flow
Invading Knives, Strategies for Extreme Close Quarters Knife Fighting (a video available on DVD or via rentals, downloads, or burn your own DVD): Invading Knife
Rough Course Outline! The 160 Must Know Knife Things
Download the complete rough course outline of the Force Necessary: Knife! Course. Over 40 pages. 160 things you must know!- Click here (small fee involved).
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Note: Currently, these videos constitutes all content for the knife course. The course changes and evolves to incorporate changes in learning styles, law enforcement agency requirements and additional training methods as they become available. If you need information about current certification requirements for this course and how they relate to previous courses, contact Hock directly at Hock@HocksCQC.com