tel: 520.638.5264

This is a 6-hour course which instructs the student in the defensive use of a knife for self-preservation, including the overall strategy, tactics, techniques, and procedures which can be used to win an armed encounter. Open to the general public, men and women ages 14 years and older. No experience necessary or expected. This is not designed to be a 'knife-fighting' seminar. Rather, this course is designed to educate and empower the every-day citizen in our community to be better equipped to protect themselves and their loved ones. It can't be stressed enough how important training in this area of self-defense is, especially given the knife culture in Marana. There will be some equipment required, but at minimum cost (e.g., a plastic training knife). If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to Langlais-sensei via email (, or by phone (520.638.5264).


Day 1: Introduction--the moral and legal guidelines regarding the use of the knife; different types of knives and their advantages/disadvantages; demonstration on knife carrying & drawing Basic Practice--stance; grip(s); footwork; angles of attach & defense; Drills; Empty-hand knife defense (1st take-away)

Day 2: Review of Day 1 Advanced drills & sparring Empty-hand knife defense (2nd take-away) Graduation