Over the last 25 years we have been preparing, training police, corrections, security, military, and first-responder professionals throughout the world on how to respond to force-on-force encounters.
Our focus has always been on "real-world" training -- because to train in any other way would not save lives.
It is our belief that the best technique or tactic needed to save a life is the one our students remember when their life depends on it. Sadly, most physical confrontation training doesn't have this emphasis and, as a result, is largely a waste of time.
One of my favorite quotes is, "Everyone has a personal defense plan until they get punched in the face!"
Much self-defense training is just theory. That's not our approach -- we base our training on facts.
In our experience, this theory-based and non-real-world self-defense training is even more prevalent in programs for civilians. That's why I joined forces with two other nationally-recognized trainers to form Vistelar Training Group in 2010 -- with a mission to help the general public feel and be safe and able to defend themselves if attacked.
If you want to learn more about our civilian training programs and products, please go to: Vistelar Training Group