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Defensive Knife Levels 1 & 2

March 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


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Level 1
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Level 2
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Knives are a deadly threat and in a few National Law Enforcement studies, they have proven to be deadlier than firearms! See their information HERE

So we need to train and prepare ourselves for every potential scenario. Many people carry a knife for functional purposes, work related issues, and defensive properties…but how effective are they truly? Are you honestly prepared to use your knife in an effective defensive way? Would you be willing to bet your life on the skills you currently possess? If you’re unwary…then you need to get trained, period.

See why our course is the way to go, to get you in the right direction defensively!

This course presents students with skills they need to effectively utilize a folding or fixed blade knife as a defensive tool enabling them to repel a lethal force attack. Contrary to most knife programs, this class is designed to address the realistic situations students are likely to face. The course introduces simple and effective movements that are easy to learn, retain, and adapt.

Come see why we’re the Number One rated defensive training company in Central Illinois!


What does this course cover?
Topics covered include: Knife differences and selection, carry locations, legal issues, rapid deployment techniques, and responses to life threatening physical assaults.The course utilizes a combination of live cutting drills and force-on-force scenarios using training knives to ensure that students gain a high level of proficiency.

What must I bring to the event?
Positive attitude and a willingness to learn, participate, and engage in discussion. We suggest wearing normal “everyday” clothes to get as real of an effect that we can.

Is there an age restriction?
Due to the nature of the content covered, we suggest that attendees are 18 or older. Any younger, and a parent MUST be enrolled as a student as well.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
We are located at The Tac Shack on North University Street. There is plenty of parking available, and we are ADA accessible.

What’s the refund policy?
We do not offer refunds, but we do allow rollovers. Meaning if there is a need to not attend the course, you may roll your slot over to the next available one.

Why take our courses?
Our course focuses more than “just what you need to know” to get by, or the absolute “minimum”. We drive home the sincerity and importance of firearm safety, the basic shooting fundamentals, and the proper mindset to confidently operate a firearm.

Mission Statement
Our passion, is to instruct people to become confident with their firearm; while responsibly training them to arm themselves and be ‘on watch’ within their community. Our philosophy is simple, the more firearms in the hands of properly trained Shepherds, the better.


March 15, 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Good Shepherd Defense & Training
8919 N University St.
Peoria, IL 61615 United States
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