PTI Blog

  • EDC Knives for Women’s Self Defense

      Photo:Spyderco Endura (old model)Spyderco Endura (new model with the steel clip and Emerson wave feature)Cold Steel Black Talon IISpyderco Resil...
  • TUHON BILL’S 2018 EDC KNIVES

    I was asked recently for my recommendation for an Every Day Carry knife (a.k.a. EDC). The parameters were that this knife should be capable for sel...
  • PTI ADVANCED HAND VS KNIFE: Part 1

    . Pekiti-Tirsia Empty Hand vs Knife technique is based on the following principles: Train as if your attacker has been trained in knife work: The...
  • DIFFERENT KNIVES - DIFFERENT GRIPS

    When I was a range officer for my department, we taught a different grip to the officers armed with revolvers than we did those armed with semi-autos. While the grip taught was different for revolvers and semi-autos, our preferred stance for each group was a two hand hold with the arms fully extended. We also taught one handed shooting skills. Even here, there was a difference in use depending on the distance of the attacker. You didn’t want to use the same technique at grappling range as you would at long range. In addition you would not use the same grip on a rifle or shotgun as on a handgun. The same is true in regards to knives. Different tools usually require different techniques to be used most effectively.