The What

This is a live webinar series consisting of 5 online classes (each about 2 hours for a total of 10 hours) and certification on the whys and hows to utilize an everyday-carry (EDC) knife for self-defense. 

Each class will include a discussion segment (lecture) and a practice segment (lab).

Please note: You must attend all 5 sessions to receive certification.

The Who

This webinar series is 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

The 5 online classes will be held live every other Saturday starting on January 23, 2021. 

Each class will be approximately 2 hours long.

Here's the full schedule:

  • Session 1: January 23, 2021, at 10 a.m. Pacific Time [SOLD OUT!]

  • Session 2: February 6, 2021, at 10 a.m. Pacific Time [SOLD OUT!]

  • Session 3: February 20, 2021, at 10 a.m. Pacific Time [SOLD OUT!]

  • Session 4: March 6, 2021, at 10 a.m. Pacific Time [SOLD OUT!]

  • Session 5: March 20, 2021, at 10 a.m. Pacific Time [SOLD OUT]

The Where

Each class will be held in the comfort of your own home via an online Zoom meeting.

You just need a computer or mobile device with an Internet connection and a camera.

Details with links to the online classes will arrive via email after enrollment.

The Curriculum

Session 1: Fixed and Folding Knife Fundamentals [SOLD OUT!]

  • Lecture: 
    • Legalities
    • Ethics
    • Considerations for EDC knife selection
    • Training knives overview
    • Knife carry concerns
    • How to draw your weapon quickly, safely, and effectively

  • Lab:
    • Knife draw
    • Defense 
    • Attack

  • Debrief

Session 2: EDC Edged Weapon Deployment [SOLD OUT!]

  • Lecture: 
    • Brief summary of legalities and ethics
    • Drawing and deploying the knife during hostile conditions
    • P.R.O. Method of self-defense

  • Lab:
    • 4 basic strikes and targeting 
    • 4 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

  • Debrief

Session 3: EDC Edged Weapon Efficiency and Movement [SOLD OUT!]

  • Lecture:
    • Brief summary of the legalities
    • Physiology of the target and medical implications
      • Stopping power 
      • Lethality
  • Lab:
    • Review basic angles of attack and how they relate to the targets
    • Triangle footwork: What and Why
    • Zero Pressure
    • Running at an angle
    • Footwork drills for skills 
    • Footwork drills with knife
    • Free Flow

  • Debrief

Session 4: EDC Edged Weapon Failure Consideration [SOLD OUT]

  • Lecture:
    • Brief summary of the legalities 
    • Why you shouldn’t be weapon fixated and should have backup “weapons”
    • What is the "Alive Hand” and the “Alive Body” and how that relates to knife fighting

  • Lab:
    • Alive hand
    • Elbows, Knees
    • Holds, Sweeps and Throws
    • Folder as Pocket Stick/Kubotan
    • Empty hands to edged weapons draw practice, incorporate angles of attack, Silat square and footwork

  • Debrief

Session 5: Final Review and Training Considerations [SOLD OUT]

  • Lecture:
    • Review of law
    • Review of ethics
    • Review of mindset

  • Lab: 
    • Stealth draw
    • Fight to draw
    • Draw to slash/stab
    • Footwork
    • Draw from different positions (e.g. prone, supine, etc.)
    • Pocket Stick practice

  • Debrief
    • Aftermath of a violent encounter
    • Daily training considerations
    • Future training considerations (knife vs. knife, knife vs. firearm, knife vs. blunt weapon, knife grappling, double knives, force-on-force training and improvised edged weapons)
    • Final comments, questions, and concerns

The Coaches

Dr. Conrad Bui

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

  • Former bar bouncer and security professional
  • Advanced edged-weapons instructor in Silat, Kuntao, and Kali
  • 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 and a former Colorado State Champion
  • 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
  • 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


Dr. Scott Sobel

5th-Degree Black Belt in Aikido

“I had the pleasure of having Dr. Conrad Bui at my school for a seminar and the man is a national treasure. He draws from an endless pool of knowledge gathered from some of the greatest living instructors. His excellent teaching style made it easy to learn even the most advanced concepts. Whether you were a brand new beginner, or seasoned high level instructor, there was something for everyone.”

Ben Fajardo

Kung Fu Sifu, Kali Guro & Lifelong Martial Artist

“I have known Dr. Conrad Bui for decades, and I would consider him one of the most knowledgeable martial artists out there. He is one of the few teachers who can both perform and teach martial arts in an effective and practical way. If you are looking to learn martial arts and combatives, you need to look him up.”

Doug Dickens

U.S. Army Veteran — Maryland

“I want to thank you for a great class and for influencing me in a profound way.... Thank you for motivating me to get off of my rear-end and exercise my mind, body, and spirit.“

Arwen D.

Engineer — California

"What I liked was that you broke it down to really simple things so I can walk out of here remembering it. And I like that you did the research — that’s much more useful than anything like this that I’ve been to before."

Shermin Chin

7th-Degree Black Belt in Kajukenbo Karate

"The simplicity of the techniques is what really impresses me. Not only is it simple, it gives me a high percentage of surviving these types of ... ambushes."

The Enrollment Cap

The 5 online sessions of the Edged Weapon Certification Course is NOT meant to be watched as passive viewers. 

It is as close to live, in-person training as you can get with us — and that means we fully expect you to participant because we will be teaching it as if we were face-to-face.

We WILL be viewing your progressing, adjusting your techniques, and critiquing your movements.

Therefore, to ensure our high standards of instruction and personal mentorship, we are limiting the size of each class to only 30 students.

Once registration is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. You will not be charged until a spot opens up.

The Investment

Drop-In Fee

The pre-registration period for the entire Edged Weapon Certification Course is now closed.

But you are more than welcome to pay $60 per live session for each of the remaining online classes.

Packaged Deal

However, if you can't make the remaining live sessions but want access to the recordings of all 5 classes so you can practice at your own leisure ...

... and receive $518 in bonus materials at the same time ...

... then pay only $300 and you'll get $818 worth of knowledge and materials:

Access to all 5 online classes

A Tiga Tactics training knife ($50): Our aluminum training blade is realistic looking but blunt and safe.

The EWCC Training Manual ($17): This PDF will give you all the info you need to succeed in our edged weapon course, including a schedule of the sessions and a breakdown of the key concepts.

Safety glasses ($25 value): This pair of safety-rated 3M eye protection has an impact rating of ANSI Z87+, so they won't shatter upon impact and help keep your peepers working so you can see when a (training) knife is coming at you.

An exclusive membership to the private Tiga Tactics online community ($97): Network with other members of our Tiga Tactics family on all things related to violence, from martial arts to firearms, so you can sharpen up your skills and stay ahead of anyone that tries to attack you!

A Tiga Tactics Big Morale Patch ($20): It features the Tiga Tactics logo with a Velcro backing for easy attachment and removal. It's made of rubber-like PVC and has a 3D-like aesthetic.

Stickers ($6): Place these UV-resistant, waterproof stickers on your car, notebook, or ammo can. If you have children, these can make a fun little gift for them to decorate things with while you train.

$203 Gift Certificate to a Tiga Tactics Flagship Program ($203): This gift certificate provides a deep discount to our flagship combatives programs, so you can save money and never pay full price again!

An exclusive recording of all the sessions for your eyes only ($100): You’ll have lifetime access to the video recordings of all five EWCC sessions, so you can review the material later and practice any concepts or drills anywhere.

Certificate of Completion (Priceless): You’ll earn a certificate that proves you’re an alum of our EWCC 1.0 program and provides a pathway for you to attend our advanced EWCC program, which itself is a prerequisite for becoming certified as a Tiga Tactics Edged Weapon instructor.

The Ironclad Guarantee

If you are not satisfied at any time during your session, we will refund 100% of your cost. NO questions asked. Just email us at

Seriously. That's how confident we are in how valuable you'll find our EWCC.