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Since 2002, TAK Training Knives have been used in Martial Arts schools, Special Forces training classes, TSA training schools, and Police/ Sheriff Departments. TAK Polycarbonate Training Blades are used worldwide when life threatening situations are practiced for maximum reality.


Who is your Hero on Memorial Day?

May 15, 2016

I'm very passionate about certain topics. And this is one of them. Honor, Integrity, Trustworthiness, and Responsibility are all traits of people that have served in the military. They are the people that are standing up for your right to be free, express yourself, and not live in fear. They are the protectors. The people who go and do what the rest don't want to do or can't do. Many of them have died. And that is what Memorial Day is for, honoring the fallen soldiers. It's hard to single out one person who exemplifies the above traits. There are many. Many killed in battle and many that made it back alive, scarred or not. So, I could talk about...

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New TAK Impactor Training Gun- You NEED this!

April 27, 2016

How do you train with a gun? There is more than 1 correct answer. Just like when training with any Martial Art, you go easy sometimes to "get the movement down". Then when you and your partner get in the rhythm, you pick it up some. Maybe you get to 50 % and pop each other a little. Cool! Of course, you could go for the max and sport fight. Maybe ring your opponent's bell on the way to winning. Gun training has it phases also. Training at the range: nice and easy, breathe out, squeeze slooowly- BANG. OK, that's fun. But is it practical? Yes- to a point. It is important to be able to accurately shoot. So now you're...

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Sharpening with a flat stone

April 23, 2016

Here is a very good tutorial for sharpening with a stone. As someone who has experimented with sharpening for 20 + years, I always find tutorials leave out small but critical details, but this guy covers them. So, give it a watch, and consider picking up our inexpensive sharpening kit and sharpen up all those old pocket knives you have laying in your desk drawer. Hint: I use a stone to keep a razor edge on an X-Acto blade. Have been using the same blade for 5+ years. The metal is so soft, all it takes is about 10 passes on each side. Not as sharp as new but still very sharp and saves a lot of $ in replacement blades....

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Polycarbonate Training Swords!

April 06, 2016

All TAK Training Knives & Swords (except Compressor series) are made from polycarbonate. We use 3/8" thick material which gives a wider striking surface to displace impact force. What are the Benefits of Polycarbonate? Outstanding impact strength! No other thermoplastic comes close to matching the impact strength of polycarbonate, making it the ideal material for TAK Training Knives & Swords. You can wail our swords against a hard pell 110% all day long and the sword will win! Here is an excellent video from National Cycle demonstrating their superior polycarbonate windshields. Keep in mind that these windshields are only 3/16" thick vs. the 3/8" material we use on TAK trainers!

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