Colin Despins

C. Despins is a practicing martial artist of various disciplines since he "was three feet tall" (including - Tae kwon do, Judo, Muay Thai, Sayoc Kali and Russian Martial Art) he considers hand to hand combat and knives to be his "lifes addiction". Despins holds international certifications in Close Protection and High Risk Zone Operations. He has worked abroad in the field of close protection and competitive intelligence.

The Rough Man TSK

There is an old Nordic saying that “a man without a knife is a man without a life”. I have come to meditate repeatedly upon this saying in my reflections on the Rough Man TSK (Tactical Survival Knife), a custom production of, designed by veteran operator Andraes Holmgren, a native of Sweden who has …

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Tarakans – Russian Martial Art Knife

Recently I was made aware that my Back Bite knife by TOPS Knives USA was in fact not the only custom production purpose built Russian Martial Art knife in town. I was made aware of this by custom knife maker Brian Harrison of BFH Knives.

Thoughts on – Fear

It is important to know the relationship between false confidence and fear. There are two types of fear related to false confidence. First is the fear of physically hurting someone, this fear can hold you back from doing all that needs to be done in a life or death scenario. The individual who fears physically …

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