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Steve Tarani
Edged Weapons Defense - Armed And Unarmed
September 18th and 19th

Are you prepared for a self-defense situation involving an edged weapon? Your blade is useless unless you know how to rapidly deploy and fight for your life. You will be trained in how to defend against an edged weapon attack when you can’t access your firearm, how to use an edged weapon against a violent physical threat and how to defend yourself against a blade attack even if you have nothing in your hands.


EWD Curriculum

  • Defense of the seven lethal target areas of your body
  • Managing the fateful injury/ distance liability gap
  • Risk metrics, blade mechanics
  • Wound analysis and effects
  • Armed and unarmed defense against an edged weapon attack at extreme close quarters
  • Mastering force vectors
  • Engaging multiple assailants
  • Exotic edged weapons such as the "karambit" and other curved blades





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To register for the class, use the calendar below or click HERE.


Steve Tarani is one of the world's foremost experts in edged weapons training and self-defense.
Coming to OnPoint, Raleigh in September 18th and 19th.


Steve's Credentials

  • Former CIA employee
  • Served pre-election security detail for POTUS 45
  • Instructor for DoD, NSA, FBI, DHS and DEA
  • 20 years on staff at Gunsite Academy
  • Author, Educator, and Keynote speaker
  • Professional knife designer
  • Authored the International Chiefs of Police Model Policy on carry, deployment and usage of knives by officers.

For more information about Steve, visit


When you click on an upcoming class, available classes will have a link on the right-hand side to register.

Gear List

  • Closed toed shoes
  • Fixed or folding blade (3 - 4 inches) carried in pocket or on a belt

Note: If you are a CCW (Concealed Carry Weapon) Permit Holder, it is strongly recommended that you train with a replica/facsimile of your handgun as part of this course. Bring a blue/red/inert training gun with a matching holster in your typical carry position (IWB, OWB, etc).
If you do not have one, OnPoint has equipment available for rent that you may utilize.


In the event you need to cancel or reschedule your event or class, please contact us at

Rescheduling an event or class:

There is no rescheduling fee if done more than 48 hours before the event or class begins.

Requests to reschedule made within 48 hours of the start of the event or class will experience a rescheduling fee of $25.

Cancelling an event or class:

There is no cancellation fee if done more than 48 hours before the event or class begins.

Cancellations made within 48 hours of the start of the event or class will be refunded 50% of the fee for the event or class.

Event or Class No Shows:

Participants who fail to notify OnPoint of their intentions to not attend events or classes will receive no refund on the event or class.

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