About Us

Welcome to Trainingknives.net. Training knives is a project developed by No Lie Blades. We are here to serve the professional combatives instructor from the Law Enforcement, Military and Martial/Fighting Arts Academies to the serious everyday practitioner of combat success!

The resources available to you at this site are meant to be a one stop shop for all things related to knife combat with a focus but not limited to knife training. No Lie Blades is a top level training knife and fighting system used by countless numbers of Department of Defense agencies, be it federal, state or local Military and Law Enforcement as well as private level experts.

These resources and training knives will do for you what we do for operators that are in harms way everyday. These teams have small budgets and need big results fast and that’s what we are doing for you here!

Whether you’re a small school teacher, a large department or a dooms day prepper looking to prepare for the worst, our education and training knives will deliver immediate results with real life accuracy, in a memorable way without question. This translates into fast and positive combat skill changes.

If you have any questions please reach out to our team and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours at info@nolieblades.com or 610.442.5539.


About the CEO of No Lie Blades and Training knves.net project lead

Hank-and-Melissa-Hall-of-Fame-inductionHank Hayes started his defensive tactics career at  the age of 5. Learning to be successful handling  oneself in NYC in the early 60’s and 70’s was  almost a must for everybody but for a black kid on  the Italian side it was mandatory.

At age 10 he formally started training the Martial  / Fighting Arts and sought out the more aggressive  disciplines that he could apply to his daily life on  the streets of NYC.

Although the traditional aspects and disciplines he learned where helpful. He quickly found out that a large part of what he learned didn’t equate to repeatable street fighting success. It was often too complex to pull off and the planets needed to align in perfect order to combatively work. Additionally he found that many instructors tried to baffle him with their brilliance but when it came down to it they couldn’t really fight themselves. Even at that young age he was already throwing out what didn’t work, while keeping and applying what did.

Hank served as an executive protection specialist for 11 years working with such names as The Ramones, Taylor Dayne, Aretha Franklin and dozen’s of business executives traveling around the world.

In 1997 Hank invented the No Lie Blades Training Knife and in 1999 released the No Lie Blades Edged Weapon Tactical Fighting System. His company is an official Department of Defense Contract firm with a 97% US government past performance record.  As of Jan 2014 his company has officially and successfully trained over 11,412 operators from DI’s (Drill Instructors), SOCOM (Special Operation Command), SF (Special Forces), fast entry groups, S.W.A.T. teams, Sheriff Dept’s, Corrections, Patrol officers, Navy SEAL operators and many Force Protection units. NLB courses are now accredited in several different states.

Hank Hayes has received numerous awards, US government certificates and honorable mentions. His company, No Lie Blades holds more letters of recommendation on Department letterhead than its top three competitors’ combined but his most outstanding award has been his 2012 induction into the US Martial Arts Hall of Fame.

Hank and his team are known for simple and highly effective methods of results oriented tactics which keep officers, operators and good civilians coming home to their loved ones no matter what, bringing all resources to bear to win the battle every time.

Hank is most proud of his life with his wife Melissa and their five kids who radically motivate him to be the best leader and example he can possibly be.

Mr. Hayes can be most easily reached at:

Email:  info@nolieblades.com

Phone: 610.442.5539

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  1. Roy Stout June 9, 2015 12:38 pm  Reply

    I teach a similar class her at our academy.. Been in the martial arts for over 40 years.
    Our classes are always filled and limited to law enforcement /correctional officers

    • superuser2014 June 9, 2015 3:47 pm  Reply


      Thanks for the comments. I took a look at The Crater Criminal Justice Training Academy site. Looks like you guys are really busy providing great training.. EXCELLENT!! Hopefully we get to meet some time.

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