Knife training takes on a different meaning when the instructor is Kyle Defoor.

Defoor is the owner of Defoor Proformance, a tactical firearms training school that caters to military, government and civilian students. A former U.S. Navy SEAL, Defoor gained combat experience in Afghanistan during the Global War on Terror. After leaving the Navy, Defoor was the head of firearms and tactics training at Blackwater from 2004 to 2009.

In the video above — filmed during a recent Ballistic Magazine cover shoot — Defoor walks us through his Sayoc Kali training knives. On top of that, he shows us a rather unique timed knife training system for those looking to improve their EDC skills.

For more from Defoor, pick up the spring 2018 issue of Ballistic Magazine. Grab your copy at

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