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EDGED Awareness Courses

“Our scientific Edged Weapons, Desensitize, Guided, Environments and Defence (EDGED) program prepares individuals for the ever growing risks from knife (edged weapons) threats or attacks in our modern world”


Anyone holding a knife has a tremendous advantage over you, assuming you are not armed. But there are conceptual survival knife attack defence processes that can help your chances of surviving an attack, and i mean Help, not complete as the variables are so vast thus knife defense classes will help. There is a lot of misinformation on the subject surrounding training due to the lack of real experience. Solid knife defence skills first require a basic understanding of how you get wounded by a knife attack the severity and what is and isn’t acceptable. Then we look at how the person uses or holds the knife and the type used, because if they repeatedly stab as apposed to slash, a puncture wound can penetrate the flesh and severe and damage internal organs and thus be fatal.
The IQ Level 2 (1Day) EDGE Awareness program stands for Edged Weapons – Desensitised – Guided – Environments. The program is a holistic practical and instinctive look at knife defence. You will be guided through the knife and edged weapons environments from threats to actual attacks with the shock knife, which brings training to life and mimics the essence of reality.


Anyone can take this course that needs an understanding of threats and attacks with knives or edged weapons as to minimize the statistical analysis such as below:

65% of people who carry knives have their weapons used against them.

10% of 11-12 year olds and 24% of 15 and 16 year olds said they had carried a weapon in the past year.

29% of young people in London schools admitted that they had carried a knife. This figure rises to 62% among excluded students.

One in five 16 year-old boys admitted attacking someone intending to hurt them seriously with a knife.

In 2004 more than 20 teenagers died as a result of knife attacks in the UK – that’s almost one teenager every two weeks.

With these statistics you need to learn how to defend yourself against the most common of edged weapons attacks.


The aim of the course is to take those that live or work in environments that knife crime has become a real hazard. Through this 1 day intensive training course anyone can learn to become aware.

The following will be delivered on the course:

  • The New EDGE Awareness Program
  • Awareness and Observation Skills of Edged Weapons
  • Today’s Most Common Attacks and Threats from Edged Weapons
  • Knife Fight or Flight Strategies
  • EDGE Defensive Concepts
  • Self Triage and Emergency First aid
  • The Legal Triangle and Law in relation to Edged Weapons
  • Successful candidates will receive an Industry Qualification (IQ) Organisational Award at Level 2 entitled “RAID EDGED Awareness”. You will not be eligible to teach this course without the IQ Level 3 RAID Self defence Instructors Qualification and Licensee agreement.


    There are no formal qualifications or experience needed to take this 1 day program except a willingness to learn, take part and an open mind to absorb this new information.


    The cost is £70 which includes:

  • 1 Day intensive course.
  • Student Course Handout or Manual.
  • IQ Level 2 Edged Awareness Certification*.
  • * Certificate is additional £35 from awarding body


    All our course programs provide the following:
    • Friendly learning environment.
    • Professional instruction.
    • Easy to learn concepts that work.
    • Student manual.
    • IQ Certificate once achieved.

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