Upcoming Columbus Knife Class

Written by Greg Ellifritz

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Written by Greg Ellifritz


The Central Chapter of Ohio Carry will be hosting me for a Defensive Knife for Concealed Carry class on Saturday January 23rd in Columbus, Ohio.  The class is priced incredibly low at $120 for the full day of training.  Many hosts charge at least $100 more for the same class.  This class is probably the cheapest you will ever find it.


Class details are as follows:


Event details

Active Response Training One- Day Defensive Knife Class

 Central Ohio Carry would like to welcome all of you to this course. This course presents students with the skills they need to effectively utilize a folding or fixed blade knife as a defensive tool to repel a lethal force attack.  Unlike most knife programs, this class is designed by a veteran police officer to address the most realistic situations students are likely to face. 

 The course introduces simple, effective movements that are easy to learn, court defensible, and work well under stress.  Topics covered include: knife selection, carry locations, legal issues, rapid deployment techniques, responses to life threatening physical assaults, in fight weapon access, wound enhancement tactics, knife techniques for handgun retention, and dealing with multiple attackers.  The course utilizes a fast-paced combination of live cutting drills and force-on force scenarios using training knives to ensure that students rapidly gain a high level of proficiency.

 This course is identical to the course Greg taught to police officers for many years at the Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy and is the first offensive knife course that was conducted at OPOTA.  Learn the same defensive techniques taught to Ohio police officers!

 About the instructor:

Greg Ellifritz is a 20 year veteran patrol officer and firearms instructor for a central Ohio police department.  He previously served 13 years as the full time tactical training officer for his agency and holds instructor or master instructor certifications in more than 75 different weapon systems, defensive tactics programs and police specialty areas.

 He has a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Management and has written for several publications including: “American Handgunner”, “Personal and Home Defense”, ‘The Firearms Instructor”, “Ohio Police Chief”, “Combat Handguns” and “Concealed Carry Magazine”. 

 In addition to working as a police officer, Greg is a lead instructor at the Tactical Defense Institute and has taught numerous classes for the Ohio Peace Officer’s Training Academy.  He has taken knife defense courses from most of the best knife instructors in the world including James Keating, Bram Frank, Michael Janich, Steve Tarani, Craig Douglas, and Kelly Worden.

Greg can be reached through his website at www.activeresponsetraining.net.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations must be made one week prior to event. 

The class will be held at a private location on Indianola Avenue in Columbus.  Registration details can be found HERE.


I hope to see some of you there!

1 Comment For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Eric Milliron says:

    Hi Greg,
    I was wondering if the Knife class would be appropriate for my 14 year old son to take with me (assuming there are any openings left). He is 5’11”, 144lbs, mature and conscious. He is also keen to learn self defense skills.
    Thanks for your attention, and keep up the amazing work! I always look forward to your posts and perspectives.