Our self defense courses are like no other in the industry. We have researched and studied the key components of numerous different martial arts, law enforcement, military and self defense techniques to develop a proven method of defensive tactics for unarmed defense against both individual and multiple aggressors. Our instructors are experienced in both martial arts and firearms practice and instruction which allows for a smooth transition from unarmed to armed defensive techniques which are crucial to individuals who carry firearms. Our courses begin with an education on utilization of violence as a tool and transition toward force on force training to create a realistic dynamic defensive situation in a controlled environment with an emphasis on safety and long term retention of skills.
Self Defense I - Violence as a Tool
This class is designed as an introduction to self defense and utilizing violence as a tool. Our aim is to get you to develop the tools, principles and tactics to better defend yourself against a dedicated violent attack by creating a permanent injury to the structure of the body. While I advocate the use of firearms as tools to create an injury in order to legally and justifiably defend yourself against a violent attack, it is simply a tool that helps to equalize a disparity of force. You have the ability to create injury or death to a violent attacker without the need for a tool, and you may need to do so at the most inopportune time. In fact, you are more likely to be required to do so when you are unprepared, in one sense or another. This class will prepare you for that time.
Self Defense II - Edged and Improvised Weapons, Firearms and Multiple Opponents
Most violent encounters involve the use of weapons as well as more than one individual aggressor. This course expands on the concepts and skills attained in SD-I and applies them to edged weapons and weapons of opportunity. You will develop the skills required to address multiple opponents as well as protecting your loved ones during a conflict. This is a dynamic course that will not only expand your awareness but push your limits of comfort in a safe setting that better prepares you for a violent encounter.
Self Defense III - Vehicles, Social Situations and Scenario Training
The classroom or gym setting with padded walls and floor creates an artificial environment and feeling of safety that is not realistic. While those settings are ideal to develop the defensive skills needed to survive a violent encounter, at some point in your training, you will need to take those ideas and concepts into a realistic setting under the time pressures that are present in an actual encounter. This course has been developed to do just that. You will be tested in a controlled setting yet realistic environment utilizing the skills needed to feel confident to protect yourself and your loved ones against both armed and unarmed individual and multiple violent aggressors.
Advanced Concealed Carry Combatives (ACCC):
This is the follow up course to the FCCC and IDH courses. This class utilizes your knowledge of self defense skills, weapon retention, control techniques, injury production and firearm techniques combined to create realistic training strategies for personal protection encounters. Statistics show that most violent encounters occur at an extremely close proximity and immediate access to your firearm may not be possible or practical. This course will teach straightforward techniques to defend against an attack and integrate a deadly force option if needed. Course training includes edged weapons, improvised weapons, EDC assets, control techniques, strikes, kicks, ground fighting, throws, and in-depth instruction on creating an injury to the body. Close proximity shooting and improvised positions will be utilized and an introduction to force on force training will occur.
This course is safe for people of all ages and physical skill levels but does require physical exertion. You may be required to go from standing to ground positions repeatedly during portions of this course. Attire should consist of comfortable clothing and your usual concealed carry method. This course will include shooting from unconventional positions and requires the ability to get up and down from the ground.
Prerequisites: Prior enrollment in FCCC and IDH or the equivalent from a reputable school.
Equipment List: Handgun (ideally one that you carry concealed), Holster, 3 magazines or speed loaders, Cover garment,
Round count: 200
Self Defense Skill Builder
This course has been developed to allow students, that have previously taken a self defense course from Defensive TRIAD, classroom time to work together on skills attained in previous courses. This course is a two hour exercise and training course that helps solidify previous instruction.
Fundamental Concealed Carry Combatives (FCCC):
Carrying a firearm for self defense gives us peace of mind. However, the reality of most physical altercations is that the firearm you carry will not be the only tool needed to resolve the conflict. The majority of personal protection encounters do not require deadly force and therefore the firearm you are carrying could become a liability. During a physical confrontation, if not properly trained, the firearm you are carrying may be taken away from you and used against you or the ones you are trying to protect. This class will give you the skills needed to maintain control of your firearm in a confrontation and introduce you to the other weapons in your arsenal. This in-depth introduction to the ability to use your body to defend yourself will include weapon retention, control techniques, weapon takeaways, strikes, defenses, reflexive responses to injury, target identification, threat analysis and awareness and instruction on how to produce an injury to the body without the use of a firearm.
This course is safe for people of all ages and physical skill levels but does require some physical exertion. You may be required to go from standing to ground positions repeatedly during portions of this course. Attire should consist of comfortable clothing and your usual concealed carry method.
Equipment List: Handgun (ideally the one that you carry concealed), Holster, Cover garment, Round count: 0 - No live fire during this course