Golden Seal Enterprises

GSE Core Course

Defensive Knife

GSE Defensive Knife

This course is designed to develop practical skills for EDC (everyday carry) knife use. Students will learn how to utilize their EDC knife for both defensive and offensive scenarios with an emphasis on effective, realistic and court defensible actions. Through the use of practical exercises and proven methodology, students will gain the confidence they need to properly defend themselves against both unarmed and armed attacks.

Eligibility Requirments

  • Must be 18 years of age unless accompanied by a legal guardian.
  • Must be United States citizen or legal resident alien of the United States.

Topics Covered in this Course

  • Knife Types & Selection
  • Carry Methods
  • Draw
  • Grip
  • Points of Counter-Attack
  • Empty Hand vs. Knife
  • Knife vs. Knife
  • Escapes from Restraint
  • Legal Considerations
  • Force on Force Simulation

Course Type: GSE Core

Course Cost: $300*

Course Duration: 16 hours (2 Days)

*There is a 4% surcharge applied to credit card payments.

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Course Information

The course will be conducted at 230 Aviation Drive in Winchester, VA 2206.

Class begins at 8am on the day scheduled*. The door will be closed at 8:15am. It is recommended that students arrive 15 minutes early.

Lunch breaks are scheduled daily. You may bring a lunch and use GSE’s refrigerator, microwave, and break room or you may go out for lunch. Intermittent breaks are given as scheduled by the instructor.

*Refer to your registration form for specific dates.

  • Photo ID.
  • EDC (every day carry) knife.
  • Attire that affords easy range of motion.
  • Athletic shoes.

Students should be advised that dry erase markers are used during “force on force” exercises, keep this in mind when selecting your attire.

  • Instructors
  • Classroom
  • Training aids.
  • Certificate of completion.

Course attire should be presentable and appropriate to the type of course you are taking. Logos/Designs should be non-offensive and neutral in nature.

Course payment is due the day of your course. You may pay with cash, check, or any major credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover).

Please be advised that there is a 4% surcharge applied to credit card payments.  

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No weapons are authorized to be carried during this course. If you are a sworn law enforcement officer bound by general order to carry off-duty, please identify yourself to the lead instructor upon entering the building.

If inclement weather is expected on the day of training, GSE will decide to cancel/delay class start time no later than 6am the morning of the training. For students outside the area, please pay attention to the forecast in Frederick County as it often differs from areas east of the Shenandoah Valley.

This will be an educational experience and a great time for everyone involved. If you have any further questions, please contact us. Thank you and we look forward to training with you.

Karl Dear
Director of Training
Golden Seal Enterprises, Inc.
VA DCJS Training School #88-1476

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