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Knife Level 1 Class Logo

Lead Instructor:  Master Dugan Hoffman - 6th Degree Black Belt


Cost:  $75 with FREE repeats

​Maximum Class Size:  12


This is the place to start for beginners and anyone

without prior, formal knife training.




This class takes place indoors with practice knives provided by the instructor.


  • Knife Safety—foremost and always!

  • Fundamentals of knife handling

  • Multiple grips

  • Stances

  • Strikes and how to recognize

  • Blocking and redirection of attacks

  • Weapon isolation

  • Attack neutralization against basic attacks

  • Basic disarms

  • Drawing from concealment

  • Knife as a defensive weapon

  • Knife vs knife

  • Empty hand vs knife


The location of this course will be at located at Iron Society Gym near Dupont Rd and Lima Rd in Fort Wayne.  You will receive an email with directions.


  • Approximately 4 hours

  • Prerequisite:  None

  • Background checks will be done on all registrants


For more information, please email

The Register Now button will take you to the USCCA registration portal.  All class registration is done through their website.
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