Knives & Edged Weapons Awareness Programme (KEWAP) - Est. 2009

 

Welcome to KEWAP

KEWAP was devised in 2009 by national and international award winning instructor Steven Timperley who is also a former UK military specialist instructor. Impressively to date there are now approx 300 fully qualified KEWAP instructors in over 35 towns and cities in England and parts of Wales delivering KEWAP to their respective communities.  Also, there are KEWAP Instructors presently located in the Middle East delivering training to security personnel & law enforcement agencies.

 

What is KEWAP?

The KEWAP has been specifically designed to be highly educational and though provoking in regards to the factual content documented in the respective power-point presentations and KEWAP comes in two formats i.e. the adult variant and the unique under eighteens variant.

Both formats cover many subjects including awareness, avoidance, everyday personal safety protocols, the Law & knives as well as physical response options instruction (over 16s). KEWAP physical response options are suitable for those who have little or no self-defence training or martial arts experience whatsoever.

 

Adult Courses: Half Day (3 hours) & Full Day (6 hours):

 

Introduction

It seems that almost every day in one national newspaper or another or on the evening news there is reference to someone being attacked by an edged weapon assailant. In an age where you are more likely to be killed by an edged weapon assailant than you are by someone firing a handgun at you, now is the time to undergo knives & edged weapons awareness training.


Please note: The half day course is presentation based which covers a wealth of information regarding the urban edged weapon threat and personal safety protocols. The full Knives & Edged Weapons Awareness Programme (6 hours) is the most comprehensive course of its kind available in the UK to date which includes defence against edged weapons training.

Pure defence against edged weapons training can be delivered for those who seek physical response options instruction only.  Specialised training for military, police and security personnel will also be undertaken upon request.

 

For further information about the content of the half day and the full day courses please feel free to email us via: info@eliteresponsetraining.co.uk or call: 07917 798 734 (0900 - 2000). Specialised, bespoke and annual presentations or courses can also be arranged upon request. In addition, it is strongly advised that annual training is sort in order to avoid skills-fade for those who request physical response options instruction.

 

Under 16s Course: 1 Hour Presentation & 1.5 Hours (skills included - over 16s):

 

Introduction

In order to reduce knife related crimes in the UK it is now widely thought that educating those below the age sixteen years to the dangers and the implications of carrying knives and edged weapons is a must. It is important to know that approximately two-thirds of those who carry knives for personal protection have these items used against them. And the fact still remains that many who attend education in both inner city areas and affluent towns carry bladed articles and this problem is not going away.

 

In the main not all victims of a knife related crimes are members of urban street gangs. Sadly the larger percentage of those aged under sixteen years who fall prey to knife related crimes are in fact decent individuals going about their normal daily patterns of life.

 

Please note: The under sixteens KEWAP lasts approximately 50-60 minutes and covers a host of information relative to the safety of young people in today's society regarding knives and edged weapons.  In addition there is a unique student survey, a fun and thought provoking team-based activity as well as a simple post-presentation assessment (multiple choice) to complete which helps to underpin the learning process.

Annual and personal safety specific presentations can also be arranged upon request. Specialised presentations can be delivered in order to reiterate key points of personal safety as well as the Law in relation to knives and edged weapons.

Physical response options instruction is available to those aged over sixteen years. This covers distancing, escape route selection, use of cover/barriers, deflection drills and other pragmatic response options training based around the 5Cs (not martial arts or fighting).

For further information about the content of the 1 hour presentation or the 1.5 hours course please feel free to email us via: info@eliteresponsetraining.co.uk or call: 07917 798 734. Specialised, bespoke and annual presentations or courses can also be arranged upon request. In addition, it is strongly advised that annual training is sort in order to avoid skills-fade for those who request physical response options instruction.