Recommendations for some training aids to assist in martial arts or combatives focused training.
Folder Training Options: There are many
options for training blades. One of our favorites is the Kershaw
Emerson E-Train. The trainer has the wave feature, which allows for
rapid one handed opening. The blade is also high quality and smooth
allowing for safe training that is also durable.
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It is preferential if your training blade has the same shape, style and
functionality of your live blade. This helps build positive repetitions
and muscle memory. If you go with the E-Train training blade, we
recommend the 3.25 or 3.9 inch blade Kershaw Emerson CQC knives. Both
have blades that are longer than the trainer, which means when you
practice touching a target with the trainer with the live version you'll
actually already be inside the hostile threat.
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When other self-defense options are not allowed or available, sometimes
something as simple as a high quality pen will have to fill in. We
don't recommend ones that are "tactical looking" or have hidden blades
in them, typically if those are allowed you would be better off just
carrying a knife. Both have many of the features we like including
looking relatively simple, hard metal body, wider base to support your
thumb/avoid hurting your hand when striking a hard target and has a pen
that isn't opened by clicking the back.