TRICOM: Duty Knife as a Backup Weapon

Tuesday, May 21 2019 9:00 AM - Wednesday, May 22 2019 4:00 PM [EST]

1650, Ohio 56, London, OH, 43140, United States

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Tuesday, May 21 2019 9:00 AM - Wednesday, May 22 2019 4:00 PM [EST]

Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy, 1650, London, OH, 43140, United States.

Most American Law Enforcement officers, carry at least one knife on their person when on duty. In addition to the variety of utility functions a duty knife can perform, most officers carry a knife with intent to use it as a last-ditch survival weapon or weapon retention tool. Unlike other weapons officers carry, many agencies do not have a policy regarding knives. Consequently the carry, deployment and defensive use of a knife is rarely trained. 

Day One of this course is an Operator Certification covering the fundamentals of using a knife as a backup weapon. Day Two is an Instructor Certification, reemphasizing the techniques and tactics of Day One to an Instructor level and continuing with some additional drills and techniques that may be incorporated into the lesson plan. Over the course of both days we will cover time-proven techniques and tactics adapted for relevant use by modern day Law Enforcement, while addressing objectively reasonable application of force. The focus will be on weapon deployment under stress in both standing and ground positions, along with simple gross-motor skills for using a knife in lethal and less lethal application.

 EQUIPMENT: Training knives will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. Please wear comfortable training clothes. We recommend bringing your tactical loadout or duty gear to utilize for some of the drills. A training gun (Blue Gun or similar) that fits your duty holster is recommended.  -:-Please do not bring live blades or firearms into the training area.

Cancellation policy

Because there are limited spaces available, a cancellation fee of $55 will be assessted to all cancellations.


This course is being organized and hosted by Wayne Dumolt of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy. The instructor for this course, Jared Wihongi (, is a full-time international Defensive Tactics and Combatives Instructor. He has taught defensive tactics and combatives courses to police and military personnel from the Special Operations community throughout the USA, Europe, South America and Asia. A student of multiple martial arts and combatives systems, he specializes in the blade based combat arts of the Philippines. He has 18 years of experience in Law Enforcement, primarily as a SWAT Operator and Use-of-Force Instructor.

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