Fouling a Recognized Draw : Having a knife in a gun fight…

By: Kip Teitsort


I get asked a lot about how I can draw a knife from my pocket so fast. Truth is, I am not all that fast. I am using a zip-tie coupled with some principles (elbow control, move in angles and circles, body parts to body mass etc) to “cheat” if you will. It is that combination that gives the appearance of me being faster than I actually am.

As with all of our training in DT4EMS’ EVE, this video explains a moment in time. We can’t explain what happened before or what happens after. It is up to the defender to describe why their action(s) were legally REASONABLE at any given moment in time.