In line with the blasted gunban, I and a couple of other guys at Carlos Hermanos are thinking of organizing a Practical Knife Course. We are targeting regular folk (including women) and will be using a fighting system developed purely for the street. Would any of the BOG's be interested in this? Group rates are available for groups of 6-10 pax. Here's a rough outline of the one day workshop we are formulating: 1. The Survival Mindset - fight or flight - threat detection and evasion - mental trigger / keeping your head on during a fight 2. The Blade - the first strike - stab and slash drills - attack scenarios - weapon retention 3. Blade concealment and deployment - types of blades - carry modes --end-- You will notice that we have left out the ever elusive Knife Defense. This will be an option for you guys after the 3 modules. We did this because because defense is a whole other ballgame and cannot be taught in a day. We don't want people walking out of seminars or workshops feeling like superman just because they were taught a "foolproof knife disarm move." We do have defense techniques but these are a last resort. Beside, you should never be caught without a weapon. And after we run the scenario drills we have prepared, I doubt you will have any confidence in effectively defending a determined knife attack. Post here or PM me if you guys are interested. Thanks BOGs!