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Understanding Edged Weapons

10:30am - 11:30am on Sep 6, 2019, Friday|Room 202C|View Details|Add To Calendar

Understanding Edged Weapons

Presenter - Tom Kier

Edged weapons are readily available in all societies around the globe. What should someone looking to purchase and carry an edged weapon or pocket knife look for? Learn what characteristics lend themselves to proper use, and what common mistakes to avoid when choosing an edged weapon. These weapons can be deployed very quickly from a range close enough to inhibit defensive counter measures. How fast can it happen? How much damage can be done in that time? Learn simple methods that should immediately be applied, and how to control force, space and time in a dangerous situation.


Meet Tom Kier

Tom Kier is considered to be a subject matter expert (SME) by USSOCOM and holds a Master Instructor rank in Sayoc Kali “The Art of the Blade” with over 27 years of training in the system. He also holds full instructor and senior instructor ranks in other combative systems and is adept in striking and grappling systems as well as weapon-based systems. As the Director of Operations for Sayoc Tactical Group (STG) he has trained Military, Law Enforcement and Government Personnel for the last 20 years. As an Instructor in concealed carry applications, he helped develop the comprehensive Integrated Combatives Program (ICP) for certain military and government clients in 2005. The (ICP) combines Firearms, Edged Weapons, Striking and Grappling into a fluid and practical application of force. Tom continues to refine and develop the (ICP) for those interested in developing this capability.

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NRA Personal Protection Expo

A 3-day educational and interactive experience dedicated to Individuals interested in increasing their knowledge and skills within personal protection, concealed carry and defense tactics.