Al Giusto of Combined Combatives demonstrates the edged-weapon defensive tactics he'll be teaching at POLICE-TREXPO East 2011 from Aug. 10-12 at the Dulles Expo & Conference Center, South Hall, Chantilly, Va.
Gang members on the street and inside prisons acquire edged weapons to use in close-quarter attacks on rival gang members or law enforcement officers. Street gang members typically will use fixed-blade knives, daggers, folding knives, butterfly knives or other utility tools, while inmates fashion their own jail-made shanks and other weapons from boot reinforcements, bed wiring, and other materials. Don't miss POLICE gang expert Rich Valdemar's "Edged Weapons and Gang Culture" blog post.
After responding to an EDP call, Scranton (Pa.) PD's Officer Rocco Cipriano parked and began walking toward the residence. A neighbor stopped him and said the girl had been outside of the house carrying a butcher knife and told the neighbor she would kill the cops if they came.
While appearing at POLICE-TREXPO East, Michael Janich of Martial Blade Concepts discusses how officers can engage a subject with edged weapons. Janich is interviewed by Betsy Brantner-Smith, a Calibre Press Street Survival trainer. The video is courtesy of PoliceOne.