Workshops & Training

Workshops & Training Programs

What's Coming In 2019

Civilian and Law enforcement courses.

Facing edged weapon attacks is an ever present and growing threat to law abiding citizens and law enforcement officers all around the world. The MDW Knife proof programs are focused on providing easy to understand, easy to implement lifesaving skills when facing a knife wielding attacker/s.

MDW Knife Proof programs are presented in modules that focus on carefully selected critical skills that can make an immediate positive difference to surviving edged weapon threats.

Because of different objectives and mandates The MDW Knife proof programs are separated into Civilian and Law enforcement courses.

 

MDW Knife proof for Civilian Programs

MDW Knife Proof -Civilian 1 (Empty Hand Skills)

This MDW Knife Proof -Civilian 1 program focuses on developing a survival mindset to recognise, understand, avoid and deal with, criminal approaches and or violent random attacks in public spaces.  Course participants are guided through a process effective decision making when confronted with these challenging scenarios. They will learn to use their environment and everyday items to their advantage against edged weapon threats to their safety.

MDW Knife Proof -Civilian 2 (Empty Hand Skills)

Managing distance is key to avoiding edged weapon attacks but this is not always possible. MDW Knife Proof -Civilian 2 program focus on countering edged weapon attacks when your attacker has managed to grab you while trying to stab you. Course participants learn to recognise how variations of the attacks are executed and how they can be countered.

MDW Knife Proof -Civilian 3 (Empty Hand Skills)  3.5 hours

The MDW Knife Proof -Civilian 3 program refocuses on criminal approaches and deals with edged weapon threats and holdups (muggings).

Hold ups imply that you have in effect been ambushed and the criminal has chosen not to attack directly you but rather use their blade presentation and actions to get you to give up something or move you. Their follow up intentions and actions may be varied once they have got what they initially set out to get.  Course participants will be guided through decision making of how and when to comply or how and when to react to counter and escape.

Knife Proof Civilian Carry

In parts of the world carrying a blade is legal. Using it for your personal protection requires that one understands the law and the social responsibility that comes with the decision to carry a blade. The MDW Knife Proof Carry program will guide you through sensible blade choice and carry options. How to recognise criminal approaches, access your blade, prevent disarms by criminals and use your blade to manage distance and counter aggressive attacks.

 

MDW Knife Proof for Law Enforcement officers

MDW Knife Proof LEO -1 (Empty Hand skills)

The MDW Knife Proof LEO -1 is a combination of the MDW Civilian Knife Proof 1&2 Programs but differs in approach because security and law enforcement officers are mandated to engage suspects, protect civilians or resolve situations such as domestic disputes.

This program focuses on developing a survival mindset to recognise, understand, avoid and deal with, criminal approaches and or violent random attacks in public spaces.  Course participants are guided through a process effective decision making when confronted with these challenging scenarios. They will learn to use their environment and everyday items to their advantage against edged weapon threats to their safety.

Managing distance is key to avoiding edged weapon attacks but this is not always possible. MDW Knife Proof -Civilian 2 program focus on countering edged weapon attacks when your attacker has managed to grab you while trying to stab you. Course participants learn to recognise how variations of the attacks are executed and how they can be countered.

MDW Knife Proof LEO-2 (Baton and OC spray)

Effective use of tactical baton and OC (pepper spray) when dealing with edged weapon threats

Law enforcement and security officers will have to engage individuals/attackers that present edged weapons threats. Knife Proof 2 -Law enforcement will utilise individual and small team tactics to, effectively employ issue equipment (tactical baton and OC Spray) to manage and stop these threats. 

MDW Knife Proof LEO-3 (Handgun focus)

This program can be presented as a dry solely as a dry fire “blue gun” or departments may select the extended program (2 days) that integrates live fire exercises

MDW Knife Proof LEO-3 program emphasizes weapon access retention and shoot/no shoot decision making while under attack by edged weapon assailants.

This program is available in two formats

  1. MDW Knife Proof LEO-3 dry fire or blue gun training program (half day)
  2. MDW Knife Proof LEO-3 integrated live fire program (2 days)

MDW Knife Proof LEO-4 (Arrests and restraints)

The MDW Knife Proof LEO-4 Arrests and restraints program emphasises officer safety and effect use of force options when officers are faced with suspects armed with edged weapons.  Structured approaches, positioning, verbal commands and distance and contact management are critical to successful arrests while minimising risks to officer safety.

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MDW focus workshops concentrate on specific tactical challenges, recognition skills, understanding and developing attributes to effectively deal with these challenges.
MDW Focus workshops range from a half day to a full two days training.
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  • Our Popular Blade Focus workshops include
  • Introduction to understanding edged weapons
  • Blade Access under attack
  • Blade Skills anti-grappling and surviving on the ground
  • Blade Holdups
  • Dealing with multiple attackers
  • Empty hand vs edged weapons Survival

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Firearm Focus Workshps/ Rusty Gunman

MDW focus workshops concentrate on specific tactical challenges, recognition skills, understanding and developing attributes to effectively deal with these challenges.
MDW Focus workshops range from a half day to a full two days training.
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MDW Camps range between 3 and 7 days or are made up of a series of workshops presented in a tour format.
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If you have identified the MDW training methodology and skills as a program you would like to share with students you may consider the MDW Trainer program. You can start a training group to lead like-minded people through MDW Training. Whether this be a small private group or a complimentary program in your martials arts, combatives or firearms academy.

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