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Law Enforcement Today | October 21, 2014

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LE Knives: Movement is the Key to Survival

June 25, 2012 |

For the past several weeks I was out teaching a series of seminars in the Pacific Northwest. My fellow instructors were Datu Kelly Worden and Professor Dan Anderson. Datu Kelly is a senior blade master in Modern Arnis, one of … Read More

LE Knives: Knives with Locks are More Dangerous than those Without

May 23, 2012 |

There’s definitely some kind of knee jerk reaction as to what makes a knife dangerous. As a matter of fact there seems to be a mistaken attitude by some people especially those in power or position to … Read More

Non Metallic Knives a Threat to LEO’s?

May 1, 2012 |

Information is circulating in law enforcement circles about a knife that allegedly has a metallic compound for a blade which might be undetectable by current security scanning machines. The whole knife folded is about the size of … Read More

Understanding Close Quarter Combat for Survival

April 5, 2012 | 7

Another law enforcement officer was severely injured from a close quarter combat (CQC) attack.  This time,  the attack came from an emotionally distressed former corrections officer who was resisting arrest. The appalling number of LEOs down or … Read More

Perspective is Everything

March 20, 2012 | 1

Over the last six weeks, three law enforcement officers have been killed by stabbing.  How we look at these three incidents depends on our perspective.  Perspective is everything. How we see an event, look at an object or … Read More

Newburgh, NY Cops Kills Knife-Wielding Man

March 10, 2012 | 2

This week, Newburgh Police officers in Orange County, New York shot and killed a suspect who they say came at them with a knife. Officers tried to stop Michael Lembhard, age 22, for an outstanding warrant.  He … Read More

Knives: How to make the cut is important

March 7, 2012 | 3

Every officer thinks they know how to cut. I’ll bet you think so as well. I mean how hard can it be to cut someone? How to actually cut something or someone is very important: because if … Read More

Law Enforcement Knives: Training Must be Simple and Direct

February 22, 2012 |

Knife training needs to be simple and direct, especially for law enforcement where the object is self defense response (SDR) with a knife. It’s not like learning a martial art. Martial arts are a labor of love … Read More

Law Enforcement Knives: What is in Your Pocket!

February 16, 2012 | 3

I hear the refrain constantly in my DEW and Tactical knife re-certification classes… “What do I need this training for? It’s only a pocketknife. I carry it in my pocket in case I might need it, you know, to cut … Read More

Law Enforcement Knives: The Tactical Folder Dilemma

February 12, 2012 | 1

There it sits right in front of you. It says “Police Special” on the blade. The knife’s got a flipper and it’s sexy tactical black.  It seems to ooze the essence of tactical right at you. It’s … Read More