Best Tactical Tomahawk Fighting Tips For Self-Defense!

Best Tactical Tomahawk Fighting Tips For Self-Defense
Jeff Anderson
Jeff Anderson, Editor

It’s been going through a skyrocketing resurgence in both the military and law enforcement, as a tactical tool as well as a weapon.

I’m talking about the tactical tomahawk.

If you don’t have one, you may be missing out on one of the most powerful close quarters combat weapons available.

But as you’ve heard me say a bazillion times now, the effectiveness of any weapon — whether it’s a gun, a stick, a kitten, I don’t care what it is — relies primarily on the skill of the person wielding it.

Recently, I had the chance to talk about what people are getting WRONG about the tactical tomahawk with expert Benjamin Bradak.

Here’s a summary of what I learned from him on this subject.

Tactical Tomahawk Fighting: 3 Factors You MUST Know Before You Defend Yourself!

Best Tactical Tomahawk Fighting Tips For Self-Defense
Best Tactical Tomahawk Fighting Tips For Self-Defense
Benjamin Bradak

A lot of problems with contemporary tomahawk training come from a single source.

That is, training is often not well rounded when it comes to the ‘hawk.

People try to make the weapon behave in ways that it shouldn’t.

They treat it like weapons that appear cosmetically similar.

It’s true the tomahawk is a reasonably intuitive weapon.

Anybody can pick it up and use it to wail away on an attacker with only a little training.

But there are some facts you need to keep in mind when you work with the ‘hawk.

1. You Shouldn’t Try To Block With The Blade

In the movies, people block blade to blade all the time.

I once saw an old episode of Walker: Texas Ranger in which our hero Chuck Norris duels a guy with a knife and tomahawk.

They go at it blade to blade, blocking each other like it’s going out of style.

The reality is, you’re NEVER going to pull that off in a real fight.

The blade of a tomahawk is relatively small.

You won’t be using it for blocking moves, because you won’t be able to make them work.

It’s just not going to be able to hit the mark in a real-life encounter.

What this means is that you should be ATTACKING, not blocking.

Tomahawks are best used OFFENSIVELY, taking the fight to the attacker.

2. The Tomahawk Is NOT A Knife Or Sword

A lot of martial arts training with bladed weapons involves drawing a blade through a target.

It looks graceful and fluid — and we don’t blame you for thinking you can do the same thing with a tomahawk.

The only problem is, you can’t.

You can’t draw a tomahawk through a target the way you can a knife or a sword.

The ‘hawk just doesn’t behave like those weapons because of the size and shape of the blade.

Even with what is called “percussive cutting action,” you won’t be drawing your blade through, so you’ve got to be prepared for getting hung up in the target.

3. Ben’s Tomahawk Hooking Rule

The tomahawk hooking rule goes like this:

Just because you don’t want to hook with the tomahawk, doesn’t mean you won’t…

…And just because you want to hook with it, doesn’t mean you should.

Keep those statements in mind whenever training with the ‘hawk.

More than any other weapon, a tomahawk will probably hang up in the target, so be prepared for a continuous flow of action if it doesn’t hang up, and be able to utilize it properly if it does.

Above all, don’t hook just for the sake of hooking.

That’s not realistic training.

If you keep these principles in mind, your tomahawk training will be much more productive.

It’s a great weapon, but it is also a unique weapon, and should be respected as such.

Stay prepared out there!

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MCS 178: Tactical Tomahawk Combat With Benjamin Bradak

How To Fight With A Tactical Tomahawk
How To Fight With A Tactical Tomahawk
Discover How To Fight With A Tactical Tomahawk!

It’s more than just a “survival weapon”

It’s now being used by both military and law enforcement as a “tool” for breaching obstacles, handling small chopping tasks, and rescuing trapped victims.

I’m talking about the tactical tomahawk

… and if you don’t have one, you could be missing out on one of the most powerful close-quarters melee weapons to add to your arsenal.

But for “combat” purposes, the effectiveness of ANY weapon relies primarily on the skill of the person wielding it, right?

So, how CAN you use the tactical tomahawk’s unique qualities in real world combat?

Well, for this week’s podcast episode, I asked “combat tomahawk” expert, Benjamin Bradak, for his best close-quarters tactics.

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Here’s What You’ll Discover In This Week’s Episode:

  • Why you can’t just pick up a “hawk” and fight without understanding the #1 pitfall waiting for you! (Hint: You won’t be able to escape this tomahawk “problem”… but you CAN use it to your advantage if you know how!)
  • Tactical tomahawk “combat features”! Here’s why this powerful survival weapon really shines in close-quarters!
  • Shopping for a “hawk”: What to look for… and what to avoid when choosing the best tactical tomahawk for your survival weapons arsenal!
  • Close-quarter combat moves only the hawk can deliver for stopping an armed attacker fast!
  • Tactical tomahawk training tips! How to get started on the path to “hawk mastery” right in your own home. 

If you’re a fan of survival weapons training, you’re not gonna want to miss the unique perspective this episode will give you on the tactical tomahawk!

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