The What

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

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

The Who

This program 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 course's 5 online classes were sold-out and held earlier this year. This version is a recording of those live webinars.

The Where

Each class was 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

  • 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

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

  • Lab:
    •  5 basic strikes and targeting 
    • 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

  • Debrief

Session 3: EDC Edged Weapon Efficiency and Movement

  • 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
    • Footwork drills for skills 
    • Footwork drills with knife
    • Free Flow

  • Debrief

Session 4: EDC Edged Weapon Failure Consideration

  • 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
    • 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

  • 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
  • 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 Enrollment Cap

To ensure our high standards of instruction and personal mentorship, we limited the size of each live class to only 30 students.

The Investment

The live 5-part Edged Weapon 1.0 course normally costs $300.

However, for a limited time, we're offering the recorded version of the program at a deep discount. 

You won't have to pay $250. You won't even have to pay $200. 

For the next 100 buyers, we're offering "Edged Weapon 1.0" for ONLY $147 — that's more than 50% off the regular price!

But act now because in the past we've reached 100 buyers really quickly.

And, if you purchase it now, you'll also receive $418 in bonus materials at the same time! The extras are:

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

The  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!

If you enroll today, you'll get a total savings of $568!

That's a package valued at $715 for only $147!

But act now! This offer is only good for the first 100 buyers. After that, it'll go back to the full price.

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 "Edged Weapon" course.

What Our Students Are Saying

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.”

Matthew Baker

Firearms Instructor — California

"The content was very well curated and flowed well from one class to the next, building skills in a logical linear order. 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."

Paul Tirajoh

Martial artist and firearms enthusiast — Colorado

"With the combatives, movement, and accelerated heartbeat/duress thrown in during the EWCC, 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."

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.”

Steve Myer

Former Federal Law Enforcement — Maryland

"The system is great how it builds from the basic to 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 a knife to carry and how to operate with it. In grading this EWCC I give it 100%."