So, here's your chance to attend a top level course dealing with the defensive use of a folder. Insights Training Center is coming to Rochester on Friday, January 29 for their Defensive Folding Knife I training. Following that class, on Saturday and Sunday, you could partake in the DFK II training and build on what you learned on Friday.

Here are the course description(s):

DFK I:
In this informative and action-packed one-day self defense class you will learn to deploy and use your folding knife with great skill. The Spyderco Clip-It or similarly styled pocketknife is a superb stand-alone self defense tool and an excellent companion to firearms, pepper spray, and other defensive tools in your family's layered personal protection plan. Most small pocketknives can be carried in any State and in most foreign countries. If you can't have your handgun, have your knife!

Students will use special training knives to "cut" their way out of mock assaults. This course also integrates defensive knife skills with your defensive handgun skills, so wear your carry gear (inert guns will be provided, bring your own if you have one).

This self defense class is highly recommended for women and teenagers, who are the most likely group to encounter grabs, chokes, and holds with the greatest disparity of force during violent assaults. One day of self defense knife training will allow you to be victorious over an opponent with years of street fighting, martial arts, or wrestling training!

Subjects Covered:

* Safety considerations during training and during lethal encounters
* Equipment selection
* Carry techniques and grip of the knife
* Rapid deployment from carry positions
* Vital and non-vital points of the anatomy
* Types of slashes and stabs
* Basic counterattacks and counterattack combinations
* Escapes from grabs, chokes, and holds
* Defenses when downed, ground fighting, and grappling with the knife
* Legalities associated with knife carry and use of deadly force

DFK II:
This course focuses on the use of the folding knife as a stand-alone weapon system for when you cannot or choose not to have a handgun. This is not a knife dueling or fencing class. This course deals with the realities of using a knife, not the fantasies of Hollywood. All techniques will be linked to the InSights self-defense system.

We will review the Defensive Folding Knife I groundwork and add advanced groundwork. The majority of the course will deal with using the knife to counter a deadly force threat—either because of a disparity of force due to size, strength or skill, or when facing armed opponents or multiple attackers.

The Spyderco Clip-It or similarly styled pocketknife is an excellent companion to firearms, pepper spray, and other defensive tools in your family's layered personal protection plan. Most small pocketknives can be carried in any state, and in most foreign countries. If you can't have your handgun, have your knife!

Subjects Covered:

* Solo drills
* Drills with dummy knives against opponents
* Live blade work against cutting dummies
* Integrating the defensive flashlight with the knife
* Advanced ground fighting and grappling with the knife

Prerequisites for the DFK II class: DFK I


The classes will be held at the Genesee Conservation League from 8am to 6pm each day.

The cost for the DFK I class is 175.00
The cost for the DFK II class is 350.00

Seating is limited, so get in touch with me or register thru InSights Training Center - Gun and Combat Training