Knives: Carry and Deployment
By Steve Tarani
Interested in buying a folding knife? Where do you start?
What important features should you look for? What about blade
shapes, serrated edges and the mind-boggling number of different
styles, locking and opening mechanisms, blade-steels and handle
materials out there? Why are there so many, what’s the difference
and which is the best? As a cop and first responder, how do I know
which knife is the best for my job and for my use off duty? How and
where is the best place to carry my knife? What about department
policy regarding usage of the folding knife as a tool versus usage
as a weapon?
Join leading subject matter expert Steve Tarani
in this easy-to-follow training program as he guides you
step-by-step through the maze of folding knife selection, and
provides training in details and operational skills critical to safe
personal carry and usage. Scope of study includes: Model Policy
Concepts and Issues, Metallurgy and Blade Geometry, Handle
Materials, Opening and Closing Mechanisms, Optimal Carry, Functional
Deployment (removal from carry position), Locking and Unlocking,
Preventative Maintenance (PM) and overall safe handling of the
modern production folding knife.
a Gun to a Knife Fight
By Steve Tarani
Who didn’t enjoy the movie scene where Indiana Jones
blasted a sword-wielding opponent with his six-shooter? If he’s got
a knife then just shoot him - right? Isn’t that all there is to it?
It always works (and looks) great in the movies, but what about in
real life? What about the real-world officers both patrol and
correctional as well as other operating professionals who really
have been there and tried that and it didn’t work? Why is
the “21-foot Rule” such a critical factor and what can you do to
beat the odds stacked against you?
What if it really happened to you – how would you react? Sure, you
may carry a gun, but are you truly prepared to beat a
surprise edged weapon attack and walk away in one piece? What
qualification drills can you run to test your skills? Join leading
subject matter expert Steve Tarani as he guides you step-by-step
through this easy-to-follow tutorial on how to defeat a “knife
fight” with a firearm. Scope of study includes: Anatomy of a “Knife
Fight”, 28 real-world reasons why your gun may not be the first
choice, utilizing the Two-second Rule, finding optimal Range and
Position, defeating the Action-Reaction Power Curve, how to reduce
Liability (personal injury) and Reactionary Gaps, utilizing the
Second-hand Rule, shooting from Retention Position, transitions,
critical on and off-range training drills, and most importantly -
how to not fight but
win with a gun.
About the Instructor
Subject matter expert (SME) advisor to US FBI, US DEA, US TSA, US
NSA and other agencies as well as an active federal use-of-force
training contractor utilized by US DOJ, US DHS, US DOD, etc., Steve
Tarani is a federally certified firearms instructor and full-time
training provider of operational skills to high-profile agencies.
His programs of instruction have been accepted as standard
curriculum for a number of US federal and state-accredited programs.
Possessing unique knowledge and information valuable to the enabling
of security force/ LEO personnel in the areas of personal safety and
rapid engagement force options, Steve Tarani is the published author
of a number of books, training DVDs and trade journal publications.
Tarani is additionally the architect of the recently commissioned
International Chiefs of Police (IACP) Model Policy on the carry and
usage of knives by federal, state and municipal peace officers.
the Curved Blade
By Steve Tarani
What is a curved blade? Why would I want to carry one?
What are the differences between a curved blade and a straight edge?
Why carry a curved edge over a straight edge? Where did curved
blades originate? Are they legal to own? How are they carried? How
are they used?
Although its origin can be traced to before
the-middle ages, the production curved blade is a recent arrival to
the modern knife community. What makes this type of knife so
special? Join subject matter expert Steve Tarani as he takes you
through the history, features and usage of the unique curved blade.
In this volume, scope of study includes: Brief history, features,
grips, stances, carry, deployment and usage of the curved blade in
personal safety and defense. If you already own one or are thinking
about owning a curved blade knife then this study guide is for you!
Art of Disarming
By Steve Tarani
One of the most intriguing aspects of edged weapons personal
defense skills is the art of disarming. Given its
life-threatening risk factor, disarming is considered the
absolute highest level of skill in the bladed arts. Labeled
by the Masters of Edged Weapons as “accidental or
incidental” disarming is not something you want to try at
home using the kitchen steak knife!
Although a highly valued set of skills, the Art of Disarming
takes literally decades of training, commitment and personal
discipline to truly master. What about the rest of us with a
real jobs, family and commitments? Inside this detailed
training guide, there is a select choice of “bread and
butter” techniques designed for rapid assimilation that can
give you these practical survival skills. With no previous
training whatsoever and a little time (and a patient
training partner!) these critical skills can be made part of
your personal tool kit – should you need them.
In this volume, scope of study includes: Brief history,
fundamentals of body position, anatomy of attack and defense
against a knife, mastering of your timing, placement, grip,
direct application of force and other time-honored edged
weapon disarming secrets of the ancients as passed down to
Mr. Tarani via the Filipino, Malaysian and Indonesian
Masters of the Art of Disarming.
About the Instructor
Subject matter expert (SME) advisor to US FBI, US DEA, US
TSA, US NSA and other agencies as well as an active federal
use-of-force training contractor utilized by US DOJ, US DHS,
US DOD, etc., Steve Tarani is a full-time training provider
of operational skills to high-profile agencies. His programs
of instruction have been accepted as standard curriculum for
a number of US federal and state-accredited programs.
Possessing unique knowledge and information valuable to the
enabling of skills in the area of edged weapon personal
defense, Tarani is considered a leading subject matter
authority in the professional training community. A devoted
disciple of the masters of the bladed arts for more than a
quarter of a century, Mr. Tarani is uniquely certified in
three specific documented systems. His decades of devotion
as a disciple of his Filipino, Malaysian and Indonesian
masters set him apart from other instructors. In addition to
his unbroken years of study with his Masters who migrated to
the US, Tarani has also trained directly under the lineage
of the Masters on-site in Japan, the Philippines, and