The What

Knives are scary.

They are cheap, easy to conceal, and widely available. 

Worse yet, a criminal needs zero training to be deadly.

Case in point:

An investigative reporter was stabbed to death recently, and police arrested a Las Vegas county official for the crime.

In Lee County, Florida, a man was apprehended after stabbing someone he knew more than 40 times in the head, neck, and torso.

And two brothers went on a knifing spree in Canada this past summer, killing at least 10 people and injuring 18 others across 13 locations.

The point is, anyone can be deadly with a knife anywhere at any time.

So, how do you train to stop a knife-wielding psycho?

The vast majority of knife seminars focus on ONE aspect of blade combatives: cutting up the bad guy.

These instructors only teach you what to do with the knife already in your hand. But that’s the EASY part.

The hard part is surviving long enough to get to your own blade in the first place!

So, our Knife Defense2 Seminar (pronounced "Knife Defense SQUARED Seminar") will offer practical and realistic training, such as knowing when and how to safely and quickly deploy your blade when you’ve been attacked. 

Our in-person program also includes failure drills and worst-case scenarios, like what to do if you drop your blade or if the bad guy has gotten a hold of your weapon hand.

We’ll also take a deep dive into what you should do if a violent thug tries to shank you with a knife of his own and you haven’t gotten to your weapon yet (or aren’t carrying one).

Our innovative two-day seminar will also explore the ethics and legalities of carrying and using an edged weapon — a topic that most instructors fail to address ...

... but can dramatically affect your life after any violent encounter — legally, financially, and psychologically.

The Who

This program is for anyone who's serious about learning how to defend yourself against a vicious knife attack.

It's also for prepared and responsible folks who currently carry a blade or are looking into carrying a blade for self-defense purposes.

Also, this course will be a good refresher for law enforcement and military who might carry a blade as a backup weapon.

The When

This live and in-person event will take place on the following dates and times:

Saturday, October 15:

  • 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Sunday, October 16:

  • 9 a.m. to noon
  • 1-hour lunch
  • 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The Where

We will be training face-to-face at Rounders MMA Fullerton in Fullerton, California — not far from Disneyland.

If you don't live in Southern California, this is a great opportunity to pair up an innovative training event with an epic off-season vacation.

The Curriculum

Defensive Mindset

  • Individual Preparedness
  • Family Defense
  • How a protector thinks
  • Situational awareness
  • Positional awareness

Research & Life-Saving Knowledge

  • How to avoid being a stabbing victim
  • How to spot an armed assailant
  • How thugs, criminals, and the criminally insane use a knife

Unarmed Skillset

  • The simple but counterintuitive move that’ll stop a knifing
  • The two ways to control a knife-wielding psycho
  • How to put down your attacker or buy time to draw your own blade.
  • 5 primary strikes and targeting 
  • Realistic and progressive striking drills


  • Considerations for EDC knife selection
  • Training knives overview
  • Knife carry concerns
  • Legalities
  • Ethics

Armed Skillset

  • Drawing and deploying the knife during hostile conditions
  • 5 strikes with knife draw
  • The concept of “slashing to thrust and thrusting to slash”
  • Silat Square Concept

  • Stabbing
    • Forward Grip
    • Reverse Grip

  • Slashing
    • Forward Grip
    • Reverse Grip

  • Physiology of the target and medical implications
    • Stopping Power
    • Lethality
  • Footwork: What and Why
    • Triangle Footwork
    • Zero Pressure
    • Footwork drills for skills 
    • Footwork drills with knife
    • Free Flow

Worst-Case Scenarios

  • Why you shouldn’t be weapon fixated and should have backup “weapons”

  • Failure to draw
  • Failure to open
  • Dropped knife scenario
  • Knife hand grabbed by bad guy

  • What is the "Alive Hand” and the “Alive Body” and how that relates to knife fighting
    • Alive hand
    • Elbows & Knees
    • Folder as Pocket Stick/Kubotan

The Coaches

Dr. Conrad Bui

Co-Founder | Chief Training Officer | Chief Bone-Cruncher

  • Former bar bouncer and security professional
  • Guro (full instructor) in the bladed art of Kali
  • Guru Tua (advanced instructor) in the bladed art of Pentjak Silat Serak
  • Sigung (master-level instructor) in the bladed art of Kuntao Silat de Thouars
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and gold medalist
  • Muay Thai coach at World Team USA
  • 5th-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and American Freestyle Karate
  • Former Colorado State Champion in sport karate
  • Doctor of Chiropractic

Patrick Vuong

Co-Founder | Chief Executive Officer | Chief Keyboard Monkey

  • Authorized instructor in the bladed art of Pekiti-Tirsia Kali
  • 2nd-Degree black belt in Lai Chung Chuan Fa
  • 1st-Degree black belt in Kenpo Karate
  • Certified pistol instructor
  • Instructor of women's self-defense since 2008
  • Former senior editor of Recoil Magazine, where he studied under former and current Special Operations Forces instructors in advanced tactical firearms, executive protection, and force-on-force training
  • Former columnist for Black Belt Magazine
  • Published knife reviewer since 2006

The Investment

Our two-day, in-person seminars normally costs $300 per person.

However, for a limited time, we're offering admission to our seminar at deep discounts* based on a tiered system — rewarding those who reserve their slot early:

Save-the-Date Special:
Now through Sept. 22

Early Bird Discount
Sept. 23 through Oct. 6

Oct. 7 through Oct. 14

At-the-Door Price:

* NOTE: All Rounders MMA students will receive a 50% DISCOUNT on admission. 

To get the coupon code before you enroll, please email us at info[at]tigatactics[dot]com

(NOTE: Make sure to replace the [at] with the @ symbol and the [dot] with a period.)

 Or speak with Coach Joe Kim for details.

But That's Not All!

Enroll today and you'll get the following FREE bonuses:

  • Access to Our Exclusive and Private Facebook Group (Value: $97): You will be amazed at the people actively participating in this group; like-minded individuals who discuss personal protection in a supportive and positive ways. No trolls here.

  • Training Manual (Value: $17): This eBook gives you 31 pages of instruction and drills (with pictures) so you can train anywhere, at any time, so long as you have access to a mobile device or computer. Or, simply print it out and carry it in your workout bag.

  • Unlimited Email Support (Value: Priceless!): Have a question? Something not clear? Simply email us and we will answer your question personally. We will not leave you hanging.

That's a seminar package valued at $414 ... for ONLY $200!

But act now! This Early Bird Discount is only good through October 6. After that, the price will jump to the next tier.

Are You Eligible for Our Heroes Discount?

We’re also giving an additional 15% discount to those who put themselves in harm’s way for the greater good!

So, if you're an American or Canadian who is:

  • A first responder (i.e. a firefighter, paramedic, EMT, lifeguard, etc.)

  • Law enforcement  (sworn or civilian, from local to federal)
  • Military (active duty or reserve)

  • A veteran

  • A frontline healthcare worker (i.e. a nurse, doctor, tech, receptionist, etc.) …

 … you can get an additional 15% off the lowest available price. (Cannot be combined with any other promo code.)

To provide proof of your profession and get the coupon code before you enroll, please email us at info[at]tigatactics[dot]com

(NOTE: Make sure to replace the [at] with the @ symbol and the [dot] with a period.)

It’s the least we can do for your service. But you gotta act fast because of ...

The Enrollment Cap

To ensure our high standards of instruction and personal mentorship, we limit the size of our seminars to ONLY 30 students maximum. 

So don't delay — enroll now! Hit the red button below.

The Ironclad Guarantee

If you are not satisfied at any time during your session, we will refund 100% of your admission fee. NO questions asked. 

Seriously. That's how confident we are in how valuable you'll find our "EDC Edged Weapon" program.

What Our Students Are Saying

Steve Myers

Former Federal Law Enforcement — Maryland

"The system is great how it builds from the basic to the more advanced. The classes that I had in the past were lacking in basic information, and rubber knives came out and "lets go at it!" No thought of what type of knife to carry and how to operate with it. In grading [this course] I give it 100%."

Paul Tirajoh

Martial Arts Instructor — Colorado

"With the combatives, movement, and accelerated heartbeat/duress thrown in during the class, I was finding that my successful deployments weren’t quite what I expected them to be. From partial deployments to straight up dropping my knife on the ground, knowing these failures and training them makes me feel much more confident and competent."

Matthew Baker

Firearms Instructor — Los Angeles

"The content was presented in a universal way that was accessible and beneficial to all skill levels. I loved the concept and approach to empty-hand combatives in a weapons-based environment, utilizing moves that have a high probability of success under stress and a low probability of injury."

Steven Barlow

"Knives Illustrated" Editor — New York

"I can say that the skills taught here were very much in line with my experiences as a police officer. As a matter of fact, the technique taught here about striking at your attacker while stepping back to create the opportunity to deploy your knife was exactly what we taught our officers during firearms training in order to be able to draw our pistols. It can SAVE YOUR LIFE."

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