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5 Ways to Survive Edged Weapon Threats

March 18, 2010

Immediately the suspect lunged to cover the 11 feet between himself and Officer Chambers, who didn't have a chance to draw his gun.

Machete-Wielding Man Told Doctor He Would 'Take Out' Officers

January 26, 2010
SF Chief Gascon released a voice recording 65-year-old Edward Smith left for his physician before being shot by an officer outside his home. Smith had ignored verbal commands to stop advancing toward the two officers with a machete.

Woman Killed After Threatening Officer With Sewing Scissors

December 16, 2009
A Toledo police officer shot and killed a 62-year-old woman described as a schizophrenic who had threatened the officer with a pair of sewing scissors.

Police Fatally Shoot Woman With Meat Cleaver

December 16, 2009
Modesto police shot a woman on a California playground after she allegedly entered school grounds and began hitting herself in the head with a meat cleaver.

Family Says Hatchet-Wielding Man Shot by Oakland Cop was Not a Threat

August 4, 2009
Relatives of a hatchet-wielding man shot and killed by an Oakland police officer said Monday that he wasn't a threat and was simply holding a tool he uses as a handyman.

NYPD Officers Fatally Shoot Woman After Knife Attack

April 9, 2009
A knife-wielding woman was shot to death by police after she repeatedly stabbed a cop's hands in Brooklyn Wednesday, cops said.

Rethinking the 21-Foot Rule

October 1, 2007

Back in 1988, Calibre Press released a stunning law enforcement training tape titled "Surviving Edged Weapons." The tape is great, but it has led to a dangerous myth. Over the years, this simple demonstration of draw speed has morphed into an astounding misconception that now permeates law enforcement and security training, "The 21-Foot Rule."

Countering the Karambit

June 1, 2006

The karambit is a small to medium-sized personal fighting knife that was developed and is still used today in the Indonesian archipelago. It can also be a very effective weapon for slashing someone’s throat.

TREXPO East 2005: A Training Buffet

October 1, 2005

Conference attendance was up significantly at this year’s TREXPO East, held Aug. 29 through Aug. 31 in Chantilly, Va. And with good reason. The conference program offered an excellent balance of hands-on defensive tactics training, anti-terrorism classes, and patrol and SWAT tactics courses.

Surviving Knife Attacks

June 1, 2004

As a police officer you often find yourself in a position where knife attacks are most likely to occur: within arm’s reach of an unknown individual with unknown intent. It’s a worst-case scenario, but it can happen at any time. Click here to view these knife techniques in streaming video.

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