Tolpar Knife Fighting System
A specific feature of the Tolpar system is that, apart from obtaining sparring experience, students learn how to anticipate dangerous situations and avoid or deal with them. We believe that a person’s ability to determine someone’s aggressive intentions is a way to avoid or prevent an unpleasant course of events. When you can anticipate someone’s intentions you can control events. This is true not only for a gym or dojo but for life in general.
Our training includes an intense aerobic physical workout based around our specific exercises which help not only improve the physical condition of our students, but also remove muscular blocks and rigidity, and students thus acquire a better mental and emotional balance in daily life.
Training in the system over time helps to develop your own concept of personal safety. After all, in order to become a real master of your own life, you need to learn to protect yourself and your family long before a life-threatening situation may occur.
Living HERE and NOW, making the right choice every time - that's what's really important for us!
The basic course consists of 8 months of training comprising 64 training sessions which are held in strict compliance with the methodical training plan.
Three Areas of Training
Sports knife fighting, or, as it may be called, sports knife fencing, is the apex of the technical framework of the Tolpar Knife Fighting System. Within this framework, the students of the School take part in sports knife fighting competitions at different levels (from municipal to international) organized both by the School and the other sports clubs that practice sports knife fighting.
Tolpar holds practical seminars and workshopsfor people who want to acquire the skills to protect themselves against attack.
To know how to defend against an attacker armed with a knife, you should have at least the initial skills in knife fighting.
It is also important to understand the basics of conflict management, learn how to identify its initial stage and localize and control its development.
At training sessions we simulate various real life situations and teach students the legal aspects of self-defense with a knife.
Qualified medical doctors conduct classes on first aid.
Tolpar holds special training courses and seminars for law enforcement officers and special forces units. Tolpar instructors provide workshops and master classes to officers of the Russian
Federal Security Service, Police, Federal Drug Control Service, Defence Ministry and EMERCOM of Russia.
In the course of training we wear various protective outfits, which allow the fighters to use their full range of technique without limitation, and avoid injury (although minor bruises may occur).
We believe that our students should not get injured in training so they are always ready to defend themselves outside the gym.
Since 2011 we have used part of the protective outfit designed for sports knife fighting by Italian Maestro Danilo Rossi Lajolo di Cossano.
We do not use real knives when sparring and practicing sparring exercises. We use well-known brands of training knives such as Spyderco and also those of our own design and production.