Medical II

Course Length:  2.0 Hours 


Prerequisite: Edged, Impact & Improvised Weapons I


Class Size:  12 participants


Cost:  199.US

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

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

Stop the Bleeding and Start the Breathing

This is a 4-hour training class primarily designed, for individuals with limited or no medical training. Students will gain the knowledge, confidence and necessary skills to provide life-saving medical care, which could make the difference between life and death for the victim(s), while awaiting more advanced medical care. 


This class will provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to render care for medical emergencies including massive hemorrhage, pneumothorax and airway obstruction. This class includes discussion, slide presentations, and hands-on skill stations covering the following topics: 

  • Perform rapid casualty assessment

  • Understand and provide emergency medical care in accordance with M-A-R-C-H pneumonic

  • Tourniquet application to control serious bleeding in extremities

  • Use of emergency trauma bandages and hemostatic agent gauze 

  • Wound packing to control serious bleeding in junctional areas: neck & shoulder; armpits; groin and buttocks. 

  • Airway management and adjunct device placement-Nasopharyngeal Airway

  • Application of chest seals to treat open chest wounds

  • Recognition and treatment of head injury and hypothermia 

Upon successful completion of the training, participants will receive a certificate of training completion. 

Key Topics Covered

  • Blade Identification, Mechanics & Types

  • Impact Weapons Identification & Types

  • Improvised Weapons Identification & Types

  • EDC Knife Selection 

  • Safe Handling Procedures

  • Introduction to Interpersonal Violence & Threat Recognition

  • Grips, Stances and Operations (Folders)

  • Injury Mechanics & Risk Metrics

  • Wound Effects & Analysis

  • Target & Defensive Anatomy

  • Edged, Improvised & Impact Weapon Self-Defense Defense Concepts Drills

  • Empty-Hand Defense Techniques

  • Disarming Technique

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

There is no prerequisite for this course but we do strongly suggest taking NOVA's Personal Defense (Level I) class prior to taking our Edged, Impact and Improvised Weapons I course. Why? The fundamental Situational Awareness, Threat & Risk Assessment and Lawful Use of Force concepts presented in our Personal Defense 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 Personal Defense I typically serves a gentle introduction to the  more demanding pace of the defensive edged weapon curriculum and practice. But, whether you take PDI prior to EIDI or not, we implore you to manage your expectations accordingly and read the Required Gear List below 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.

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