Knife & Edged Weapons Awareness Programme

acs martial arts - KEWAP FOR UNDER 18s

KEWAP (under 18s)

Knife and Edged Weapons Awareness Programme

KEWAP under 18s (minimum age 11 years. These sessions are designed to be delivered within a school environment or to youth organisations catering for the young)

It is now widely accepted that educating under eighteens to the dangers and implications of carrying knives and edged weapons is a must in order to reduce UK knife related crimes.

Approximately two-thirds of those carrying knives for 'their' personal protection end up having these same weapons used against them. In addition, many who attend education in both inner city areas and rural towns are still carrying a knives or edged weapons proving that the problem is not going to go away.

One of the most shocking statistics relating to edged weapon and knife offences is that the larger percentage of those who are victims of a knife related crime are not members of urban street gangs. Most of those who sadly become victims of edged weapon and knife related crimes are in fact respectable individuals going about their normal daily life.

The Under 18s Programme
The under eighteens KEWAP Knives & Edged Weapons Awareness Programme lasts approximately 90 minutes and includes:

  • The law in relation to knives and related items
  • Types of edged weapons
  • Types of injuries
  • Best practice protocols for personal security procedures
  • Precursors to an attack/the attack ritual
  • Threat assessment and solution
  • Controlling the range/distance between safety and danger
  • The use of reasonable force and the law

Knife defence techniques are not demonstrated to under 18s. However, optional on request some very basic techniques may be shown to and practiced by under 18 candidates.

This is a classroom based presentation and activity which lasts approximately 1 hour. It consists of a student survey (statistical feedback to the establishment), a power-point presentation (including generic personal safety measures), a group task and a simple post-presentation assessment.

The instructor will loosely assess each student’s desire to show a willingness to learn and participate with others during the course and on completion successful candidates will receive a certificate of attendance for this unique awareness programme.

If you'd like to know more or arrange a KEWAP session in the Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire Areas then please contact: David Brown as follows: