• 12:00

    Clear, Control, Counter Knife Defense Drill

    We can’t always count on having the time and distance needed to deploy our knives before we actually need to defend ourselves. A good way to approach this problem is by using the three Cs: clear, control and counter. In this extended video, Alessandro Padovani of Safer Faster Defense takes us through each step.

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  • Grip & Stance
    6:48

    Grip and Stance for Knife Defense

    Alessandro Padovani of Safer Faster Defense discusses why it’s important for a knife handle to fit properly in the user’s hand, focusing on three grips: the hammer grip, the fencer’s (or Filipino) grip, and the reverse grip. Find out which grip works best for you and develop your skills with it. Don’t try working with…

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  • Knife Training and Knife Grips
    1:50

    Knife Training and Knife Grips

    Alessandro Padovani of Safer Faster Defense works with you on knife training and demonstrates how to grip a knife in a defensive context. He shows the three ways to grip a knife. The hammer grip, where you hold the knife as if it were a hammer, is a strong grip but you lose some dexterity.…

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