MTS: Edged Weapon and Firearm Defense

Lead Instructor:  J. Hart
 Access:  Public   Status:  Active   Lesson:  Free (Registration Required)
There are numerous factors to be considered when dealing with an edged-weapon attack. Most often the defender is unaware of the edged weapon, and the attack may seem like a punch. Firearms also represent a huge safety threat, and the MTS is designed specifically to assist your survival in these dangerous situations. This lesson will teach you specialized MTS techniques to help you deal with edged weapon and firearm threats.

Lesson Specs


  1. Watch the Lesson
  2. Take notes on key aspects
  3. Ask questions on the Forum
  4. Take the lesson Quiz
  5. Complete and pass the course Test
  6. Print your Certificate

Lesson Chapters

  1. Defense Techniques: Edged Weapon Attacks
  2. Dynamics of Handgun Attacks
  3. Defense Techniques: Handgun Attacks
  4. Dynamics of Rifle Attacks
  5. Defense Techniques: Rifle Attacks
  6. Dynamics of Swarm Techniques
  7. Swarm Techniques: MTS Open

Lead Instructor

J. Hart

Director, Force Training Institute

As the Director of Force Training Institute, Jay Hart leads a team of first responders, anti-terrorism, cybersecurity, defensive tactics, and crisis management specialists with the vast cumulative experience and expertise in safety and security.


Other Lessons in This Course


MTS Fundamentals

The Multi-Threat Shield (MTS) was created to address the growing concerns of increasing violent encounters.

Free (Registration Required)

MTS: Personal Weapons and Defenses

Combative movements may be needed in addition to your use of the MTS.

Free (Registration Required)

MTS: Unarmed and Blunt Object Defense

Violent encounters are often tense, uncertain, and rapidly evolving.

Free (Registration Required)

MTS: Edged Weapon and Firearm Defense

There are numerous factors to be considered when dealing with an edged-weapon attack.