Defensive Knife Fighting

Published on 29 November 2011 by in Blog, TACFIRE

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Due to numerous requests, we just held our first Defensive Knife Fighting Class over this past Thanksgiving holiday weekend at the Camarillo Shokotan and it was a great success. A broad number of topics were covered, including knife selection, weapon retention, one-handed manipulations, and transitions. We are holding another class on December 18th, 2011 for those of you who are interested.

You may find more information here: http://www.tacfire.com/classes/defensive-knife-fighting.

Come out and learn how to use and defend against a knife.

Train to win.

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WA Incident: from John Farnam

Published on 01 December 2009 by in TACFIRE

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1 Dec 09

WA Incident:

The motive of the suspect who murdered four police officer in WA last
Sunday morning is unclear.  It is also unclear whether or not the  perpetrator
targeted police officers in general, or these officers in  particular.

Nor am I speculating that this incident necessarily represents a new
trend.  And, as the prime suspect was shot to death by police early this
morning, we may never have answers to these questions.

What is clear is the fact that it was well known that unformed patrol
officers routinely congregated at this particular restaurant, at a particular
time, on a regular basis.

As a response, I’m suggesting all LEOs, in uniform or not, immediately
reevaluate routines and procedures!

Reminders that follow are, I know, elementary and obvious, but they need
repeating now:

(1) Vary your “routine.”  When someone knows for sure that you will be  in
a particular place, at a particular time, planning an ambush becomes  easy.
We have to continuously practice stealth and variance.  It goes  with the
territory.  Do the unexpected.  Don’t be predictable!

(2) When several officers are gathered together, be it at a restaurant or
at roll-call, like a designated-driver, someone needs to be always “on
watch.”  Of course, we all need to be alert, but at least one of us needs  to be
specifically assigned to keep his head up.  Subtle alert signals need  to
be worked out between us and routinely rehearsed, so we can all react
quickly, and in a coordinated way, when necessary.

(3) Don’t keep thinking of yourself as the exception!  Belief in  ”
guardian-angles” is for children.  You do not carry pistols in vain, and  you bleed
red blood, just like everyone else.  When your number is up, only  you can
save yourself.  Recommit yourself to continuous readiness, or do  something
else for a living!

(4) Appearances only go so far. The brazen act of attacking four,
uniformed, armed police officers simultaneously is unusual, but we see that it  does
happen.  Appearances detour much criminal activity every day, but  there
are plenty of genuine desperados running loose who are not impressed with
uniforms and are unafraid to take you on.  Again, be ever prepared to go  all
the way!

/John

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Potential future classes

Published on 06 November 2009 by in TACFIRE

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We are always looking to improve TACFIRE. What future classes would you like to see?

1. Knife defense?

2. Building search?

3. Force on force?

4. General self-defense?

We will be hosting Jeff Hall “Hojitsu-Ryu” The Martial Art of Shooting in February.

E-mail us with your requests.

Dave

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