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James Goolsby


The answer to literally every question you have here is answered inside the SDTS course. Believe me, it was/is the best $20 I’ve ever spent. [Damian Ross] covers both slicing (i.e., knife, razor, etc.) and stabbing (i.e., knife, shank, ice pick, etc.) type weapons, plus much more — both in defense for when you are attacked, as well as offense when you are the one with the weapon. He leaves no stone unturned and addresses all the flashy BS out there and why it doesn’t work. You will not be disappointed.

As far as equipment, it’s minimal. He covers this right in the first module, but basically for what you are looking to do I would recommend strongly on getting some type of mannequin or dummy to practice on (I personally use a Century BOB.) It is important to make the training as real as possible, so what I do is wrap my BOB with leftover cardboard and duct tape, grab a blade, and go to town. It’s very effective and surprisingly life-like, meaning that the cardboard will react much the same way as the human body (in other words, it ain’t as easy to stab/cut someone as you might think… the cardboard provides adequate resistance.) Again, all this is covered in the weapons module.

Give the course a try. Even if you decide it is not what you are looking for, you’re only out $20 for the first month, which is plenty of time to review and decide. If you are like me, however, and have spent a lifetime searching for what REALLY works on the street, you will be a member for life.

Stay safe.