Competence with a firearm is truly the great equalizer. An armed, wheelchair-bound person can easily defeat a bigger, stronger, unarmed home intruder. To that end, every serious student of self defense should carry a concealed firearm. Getting your Florida concealed carry license (properly referred to as the Florida Concealed Weapons and Firearm License), is your first step. We will help you choose a suitable firearm for your unique situation and then teach you safety, competency and what to do concerning the unique legal issues surrounding deadly force. Weapon retention is also covered in standing situations as well as on the ground. We specialize in semi-automatic pistols and AR-15 and use a multitude of concepts and techniques taught in the IDF, USMC and NRA.
Defense against a gun, rifle, knife, bat, machete etc. is critical and a huge gap in most traditional or mixed martial arts training. You will not always be armed, your weapon may malfunction or you might not have the time to shoot. Therefore, you must know what to do when the attacker brings a weapon to the fight. The increasingly popular mass shooter and active shooter events attest to this reality. This skill-set is covered in community seminar training and via private and group lessons.
Striking - Stand Up Fighting
Competence in stand up fighting is a hallmark of a capable person. The ability to deliver a fight ending strike or strike combinations is a rare skill in today's world. And the ability to defend and therefore, not fear strikes is an even rarer skill. The base of our striking is rooted in Muay Thai and Western Style Boxing. In training our style of Krav Maga, you will get competent in those individual arts. However, we add a few "illegal" options as well as how to defend against multiple attackers. Please note, to attain competence in this aspect of self defense, one must eventually move past hitting bags and pads and ultimately, consistently spar against fully resistant training partners. To build the necessary experience sparring, the use of the previously mentioned "illegal" techniques are removed from sparring. If one is injured, one loses precious training time. We take care of our students and training partners.
It is vital to add the arts of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, wrestling, catch wrestling, judo and sambo. One can not simply say, "I'd never go to the ground in a fight." If you don't have the skills to defend a ground attack, you can be sure you will be taken to the ground. This can happen when you are armed as well. Furthermore, escalating to the highest level on the spectrum of force is not always a wise idea. Competency in grappling allows you to control and defeat a larger, stronger, aggressive opponent without necessarily hurting him. As in striking and stand up fighting, sparring (rolling) is absolutely essential to competency. We differ from typical grappling based schools in that we have a tighter focus on defense from strikes, awareness of weapon retention and flowing from one pillar of self defense to another.