While this should be an April update, May delivered a swift kick to the groin. ATS will be examining practice options, given the current firearms prohibitions, in addition to the current legal opinion on the status of 12 gauge shotguns with removable chokes. More to follow.

In the meantime, if you haven’t signed the below e-petition, please consider doing so, as failure to reverse the flow of oppression will have suboptimal results, for our sport.


ATS has rescheduled the hosted Shivworks Edged Weapons Overview Course, instructed by Craig Douglas, to Range 3, Sat/Sun 13-14 June.

Contact craig@shivworks.com for more info, and to register.

From the Shivworks website:


The Edged Weapons Overview course is a two-day (16-hour) focused overview of knife application methods. Lots of people carry pocket knives for various reasons, but very few people have any training on how to deploy them effectively for self-defense. This course gives students a fundamental understanding of edged weapons. Like all ShivWorks courses, EWO is contextualized and presented through a minimalist framework to give students practical tools they can easily learn, remember, and put to immediate use. Please check our training calendar for upcoming offerings of EWO and other ShivWorks classes near you. Also, please review our refund policy before signing up for any class.

First Day (Eight Hours):

  • The Criminal Assault Paradigm
  • Managing Unknown Contacts
  • Default Position and basic blows
  • Tool Survey
  • Robust Folder Deployment
  • Theory of In-Fight Weapons Access
  • In-Extremis application

Second Day (Eight Hours):

  • Mobility and Zoning Issues of equal initiative encounters
  • Plyometric Fighting Platform
  • Point Theory, forward and reverse grip
  • Conventional Edge introduction
  • Refining the narrow angle
  • Reverse Edge introduction
  • The Functional Support Hand
  • Specialty and Improvised Edged tools (push daggers, ice picks, screwdrivers, etc.). This module is largely based on what students bring to the class and wish to see addressed.

Please bring the following items with you to class:

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Wrap-around eye protection
  • Mouthpiece and cup
  • Preferred carry knives
  • Trainer knives (if you have them)
  • Positive attitude
  • Open mind

Claude Murdoch
Director – Abbotsford Tactical Shooters