Personal Defense

SuddenViolence: A physically intensive course designed to prepare the student, no matter his/her previous ability, for sudden, vicious attacks occurring at close range by one or more assailants who may be armed or unarmed. Students will learn simple techniques using ‘empty hands’, a knife, an expandable baton, and aerosol irritants (OC “pepper” spray) that are effective even under the stress of the physiological and psychological effects of startle, fear and imminent danger. Students will learn how to deliver powerful strikes to their targets by using ‘whole body weight’ blows, how to change the dominance in a confrontation, how to create pain, to make space and exploit that space for successful escape. They will be shown how to rapidly close on their assailant(s) when necessary, deliver damaging blows, build a secondary gap, and close again with powerful strikes until their opponent is down. Although these techniques are damaging, they do adhere to the use of force continuum, the student always chooses how much damage is delivered and when to stop.

SuddenViolence & Apprehension Avoidance: This comprehensive course encompasses curriculum from our Sudden Violence course and tactics & techniques used to defeat restraints such as handcuffs, tape, rope and chains. It deals with the violent actions needed to survive dangerous situations and how to physically and psychologically deal with initial incarceration with adversarial entities. The student will learn how to deal with one or more assailants who may be armed or unarmed, by mastering simple techniques using ‘empty hands’, a knife, or an  expandable baton. Students will also be introduced to the application and effects of aerosol irritants (OC “pepper” spray). Students are shown that these techniques are effective even under the stress of the physiological and psychological effects of startle, fear and imminent danger. Although these techniques are damaging, they do adhere to the use of force continuum. Designed for high-risk individuals who are subject to apprehension or kidnapping, students will learn the proper “profiling” of individuals along with the proper mindset to deal with initial, temporary confinement. All skills are mastered through hands on practical application. This course culminates with scenario based exercises that are designed to allow the student to use techniques learned in a dynamic and intense setting. The information provided during this course is sensitive in nature and will only be offered to ‘cleared’ students with a legitimate need.