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Defend with a knife

“Get tough, get down in the gutter, win at all costs… I teach what is called ‘Gutter Fighting.’ There’s no fair play, no rules except one: kill or be killed.” – William E. Fairbairn

If you do not have a firearm handy and you need a secondary weapon (or primary where guns are not allowed), the knife is the perfect weapon to defend yourself. The Self Defense Company has a great article on “The Truth About Knife Fighting” – read it.

If you want to learn from one of the best, William E. Fairbairn is your guy. Fairbairn is considered the Father of Modern Close Quarter Battle and was known as “Dangerous Dan.” Fairbairn trained some of the most hardcore warriors in the world to include: U.S. Army Rangers, British and Canadian Commandos, OSS Spies, U.S. Marine Raiders, and the SAS. His fighting style assisted our troops and British commandos in World War II. Fairbairn’s knife is still available today. Fairbairn’s books are available on Amazon and other places too.

High level training

Some of the deadliest street knife fighters are in Brazil.

Check out the “Bloody Brazilian Knife Fightin’ Techniques” (click on picture).

Where to strike if it comes down to life or death situation:

SEAL Knife training

Navy SEAL vs Israeli Commando in Spike show 

Rage University has tons of links to PDF’s from knife fighting to close combat techniques.

Russian Knife Fighting Techniques

If you ever go to prison, you might want to read this book as well…

The F3EAD method

The F3EAD is used by military and government agencies to target individuals, organizations, and more. It can be useful for defending your family, business or self in a self-defense scenario.

The F3EAD (Find, Fix, Finish, Exploit, Analyze, and Disseminate – pronounced “F-three-e-a-d” or “feed,” is a version of the targeting methodology utilized by the special operations forces (SOF) responsible for some of the most widely-publicized missions in support of overseas contingency operations) method is interesting and it used by the military to find a target and eliminate it.


Use the F3EAD method in self defense can work like this:

Find – it is a start point to determine who who targeting you, your business or family.

Fix – identifying the threat or target in space and time (“Unblinking eye”) or known as surveillance.

Finish – neutralizing the threat using whatever means necessary (gun, knife, MMA, police, etc).

Exploit – finding evidence on the individual or group that is targeting your family, business or self, and if this information can be used in prosecution or in your defense in court.

Analyze – what went wrong or right during this self defense situation. Capture lessons learned.

Disseminate – share what you have learned with the self-defense community, so that it will help another person defend themselves in a similar situation.


F3EAD was used to capture Bin Laden –

Learn Techniques from the Special Forces

The U.S. Army Special Forces are the elite of the elite and they have many techniques that people can learn from to survive any engagement.

These books are really helpful, but there are tons of videos out there from former Special Forces soldiers, Delta members and even SEALS (The Navy’s special warriors).

Extreme Fitness  Special Forces Sporting Guns  Survival Guide Unarmed fighting

Special Forces Crest
The Special Forces crest insignia was adopted in 1960 and approved as the Special Forces regimental designator in 1984. Its design reflects both the lineage and mission of Special Forces.

In 1890, the crossed arrows were officially prescribed as uniform insignia for the U.S. Army Indian Scouts who served in the American west from 1860 through 1939. In 1942, during World War II, a joint U.S./Canadian special operations unit was established to conduct operations behind enemy lines. Members of this First Special Service Force wore the historic crossed arrows as their branch insignia.

In the current Special Forces crest, the intersecting dagger represents the V-42 dagger issued to each member of the force. The encircling scroll which arches at the base bears the Special Forces motto, “DE OPPRESSO LIBER” which is translated from Latin as “To Free the Oppressed.”




UNCONVENTIONAL WARFARE: U.S Army Special Operations Forces

Check out the Unconventional Warfare Manual right here!

The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP)

Learn what the U.S. Marine Corps uses to defend themselves against adversaries. They use a program that teaches them how to fight in many different situations.

Marines demonstrate Corps tactics, principles

From Wikipedia

The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP, /ˈmɪkmæp/) is a combat system developed by the United States Marine Corps to combine existing and new hand-to-hand and close quarters combat (CQC) techniques with morale and team-building functions and instruction in the Warrior Ethos. The program, which began in 2001, trains Marines (and U.S. Navy personnel attached to Marine units) in unarmed combat, edged weapons, weapons of opportunity, and rifle and bayonet techniques. It also stresses mental and character development, including the responsible use of force, leadership, and teamwork.

Click on here to see the manual!





Learn Knife Self-Defense

The knife should be a part of your defense plan. Every weapon is needed to defend against those trying to harm you.

Watch the video first from Jim Wagner and then look at the picture below to get the angles down.

Note: Audio is a little bad, but the training is good.

Jim Wagner Knife Defense



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