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Defensive Folding Knife II

$550 per student

This course focuses on the use of the folding knife as a stand-alone weapon system for when you cannot or choose not to have a handgun. This is not a knife dueling or fencing class. This course deals with the realities of using a knife, not the fantasies of Hollywood. All techniques will be linked to the InSights self-defense system.

We will review the Defensive Folding Knife I groundwork and add advanced groundwork. The majority of the course will deal with using the knife to counter a deadly force threat -- either because of a disparity of force due to size, strength or skill, or when facing armed opponents or multiple attackers.

The Spyderco Delica or similarly styled pocketknife is an excellent companion to firearms, pepper spray, and other defensive tools in your family's layered personal protection plan. Most small pocketknives can be carried in any state, and in most foreign countries.

Always have your knife, especially if you can't have your handgun!

Subjects Covered:

  • Solo drills
  • Drills with dummy knives against opponents
  • Live blade work against cutting dummies
  • Integrating the defensive flashlight with the knife
  • Advanced ground fighting and grappling with the knife
You may also register by calling [425] 827.2552 or by email


* Defensive Folding Knife
* Unarmed Self Defense (suggested)
* Concealed weapons permit or documentation of good character. AND BRING THOSE DOCUMENTS WITH YOU TO CLASS. If you do not have a concealed weapons permit, here is a link to the WSP background check service. If you are not a WA resident, please find your state's equivalent service.

Required Equipment:

* Comfortable clothing, long sleeves and long pants
* Pants must have sturdy deep pockets (no sweats, tights, or yoga pants!)
* You will be working in close contact with other students, so good grooming is appreciated.

Optional Equipment:

* Soft elbow or knee pads
* Wrestling shoes (no street shoes on training mats)
* For gun carriers: sturdy holster, belt, and dummy gun

Dates & Locations

Mukilteo, WA
November 23 - 24, 2024
Time: 8am - 6pm
Instructor: InSights Staff
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Student Testimonials

Just finished the Defensive Folding Knife II course, and like all of the Insights courses, it gives you experiences and skills you hadn't imagined. Just realizing the fact of having to use a knife defensively in a real-time encounter is intimidating enough. At least now, I know better what to expect, what to do, and more importantly, what NOT to do!! (hint; like forget your gun!!)    ~ P. Johnson, Syracuse, NY
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