Tanaka’s Integrated Knife System

• Knife Principles & Concepts

• Basics     • Knife Sets     • Knife Forms

• Knife Defense(Empty Hand vs. Knife and Knife vs. Knife)

• Knife as an offensive weapon


Tanaka’s Integrated Kinife System(TIKS) is a stand alone knife system that teaches sound knife concepts and principles. It can be integrated into any existing curriculum. The structure of TIKS is meant to be similar to American Kenpo.

In today’s society, a knife is probably the most common weapon you will come across on the street. Many people carry  a knife as a tool, but if threatened, that tool soon becomes a weapon. The scary thing about a knife is that a person does not need to  be skilled to use it.