Edged, Impact & Improvised Weapons
Defensive Tactics II

Course Length:  2.0 Hours 


Prerequisite: Edged, Impact & Improvised Weapons I


Class Size:  12 participants


Cost:  210.US

Taxes, fees, range time, and ammunition are not included in course cost.

10% Discount for Law Enforcement, Military, NAAGA and NRA members

Edged, Impact & Improvised Weapons Defense II (EID - II) is NOVA's second offering in a series of intensive, reality-based courses that teaches the uses of knives and various other impact and improvised devices as defensive tools. This course picks up where EDI-I leaves off beginning with a quick review of basic types of defense tactics and then progressing into more immediate techniques. 

Key Topics Covered

  • Safe Handling Procedures (A Brief Review)

  • Introduction to Interpersonal Violence & Threat Recognition (A Brief Review)

  • Grips, Stances and Operations of the "Folder" (A Brief Review) 

  • Disarming Techniques

  • Lines of Defense and The Defensive Posture (A Brief Review) 

  • Target Tracking and Vital Points 

  • Basic Blocking Techniques

  • The Kubaton (Use and Basic Techniques)

  • The EDC Flashlight (Use and Basic Techniques) 

  • The Tactical Pen (use and Techniques) 

Required Gear​

  • Workout attire or Daily Wear* (Both a short and Long Sleeve shirt, long pants, comfortable footwear)

  • Sport Undergarments (for women)

  • 3 basic, plain-white T-shirts

  • Running or Cross-Trainer style Athletic Shoes

  • Clear Eye Protection**

  • Handheld EDC flashlight (optional)

  • Spare flashlight batteries (optional)

  • Notebook

  • 2 writing pens

  • Face Covering or Mask (Required COVID-19 Protocol)

  • Water



  • Social distancing observed (During verbal instruction)

  • Face Masks and/ or Face Shields Required

  • Face masks will be available for purchase 2. US

  • Face Shields are available for purchase 20. US

Successful completion of NOVA's Edged, Impact & Improvised Tactics course (EID-I) class is required prior to taking our Edged, Impact and Improvised Weapons II course. Why? The fundamental Situational Awareness, Threat & Risk Assessment and Lawful Use of Force concepts presented in our EID-I course will greatly help and support your uptake and appreciation of the close-quarter self-defense techniques and tactics our edged weapons classes. Furthermore, this is a mentally and physically demanding class, and EID-I typically serves a gentle introduction to the  more demanding pace of the defensive edged weapon curriculum and practice. And, even in taking EID-I, we implore you to manage your expectations accordingly and read the Required Gear List above in order to be adequately prepared.  For your comfort and safety, and to support your full participation in the practical exercises and drills practiced in this course, we utilize "inert" training aids and protective equipment.  ​

*   This is a physically demanding class. Please consider that clothing may become torn, dirtied or sweaty.

**  Eye protection is not included in the cost of the course but can be purchased for 5. US Dollars.