see the new tak impactor training guns!

Welcome to TAK!

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.


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...

Continue Reading →

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....

Continue Reading →

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!

Continue Reading →

Fumio Demura!

March 25, 2016

3-25-16 Update: "The Real Miyagi" is now on Netflix. Just watched it- Fantastic! When I was a teenager, I wanted to learn nunchaku so I bought 2 books by Fumio Demura, "Nunchaku" and "Advanced Nunchaku". I practiced several years just using the books, my heavy bag, and backyard trees. So here we are 40 years later and I Googled him. He is still alive and there is even a movie coming out about him! Take a look at the trailer. I learned so much from his books and am very grateful that a film has been made of his legacy. I used to stand in the backyard for about an hour a night, studying the images on the pages, trying to figure out what happened...

Continue Reading →