Basic Edged Weapon Tactics

Self-Defense Training Course


Do you carry a knife daily? If you were suddenly assaulted and the attack turned into a fight for your life, how would you respond if the only weapon you had at your disposal was a pocket knife? Have you ever thought about having to use it to protect yourself to repel a deadly attack? Have you ever taken a basic edged weapon training course to do it?

This Basic Edged Weapon Tactics course will provide you with the mental conditioning for violent encounters, how to deploy your live blade under simulated duress, how to execute defensive cuts to enable escape, simple and effective unarmed combative skills, snap cuts, slashes, and thrusts, bio-mechanical cutting methods, and covert deployment methods.

This is not a “knife on knife” fighting or martial arts cultivation course. This is a practical, easily learned and maintained knife deployment system for “in-extremis” encounters.

All 88 Tactical training courses are built on the core concept of Reality Behavior-Based Conditioning© (RBBC). RBBC was developed from this maxim: “the study of behavior is as important as the study of tactics.” 88 Tactical courses condition an appropriate crisis response that maximizes performance while working with, instead of against, a person’s survival-oriented instincts and intuitions.

Equipment Requirements 
  • Folding knife with pocket clip and/or a fixed blade with a sheath
  • Eye protection, groin protection, mouth piece
  • Comfortable clothes to include pants with front pockets for clipping a knife, an additional white t-shirt for training
  • Training knife replica (optional)
  • Football style forearm guards (optional)
Eligibility Requirements

The student or parent/legal guardian signing the waiver must have a valid government issued I.D.


The required equipment is available for purchase or rent prior to class.

*Lunch, dinner and snacks are available for purchase at the Ammo Box Café inside the Range & Readiness Center.

Cancellation Policy

Students who cancel or reschedule a minimum of 72 hours prior to the start of a class will receive a full refund in the form of store credit. Cancelling or rescheduling less than 72 hours in advance or “No-Shows” will result in forfeiture of 50% of payments and fees (50% will be returned in the form of store credit). 88 Tactical reserves the right to cancel any course offered due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. If this happens, all students will receive a full refund or credit applied to another class.

Rate – $85

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