Adult Self-Defense

Simply put, training for real-world violence prepares you for real-world violence. Traditional katas and techniques are useful for tournaments and exhibitions, but street-level violence demands a completely different kind of mental and physical vigilance. Learn more about the classes we have on offer, and how the SHIELD System is constructed to specifically equip you with the proper tools necessary to combat street violence and get home safely.


Psychology of Self-Defense

Understanding the psychological aspects of self-defense — both from your vantage point and the mindset of the attacker — is every bit as important as physical skill, if not more so. Knowing that we react reflexively no matter what means we can train to react efficiently and advantageously given a violent encounter. Being self-aware and recognizing your surroundings, picking up on verbal and social cues that may precede an attack, and training your mind to harness fear into a tool of defensive action and opportunity — these techniques all boost your situational awareness, confidence, and level of security.

Active Shooter Response Training

An active shooter event unfolds instantly, and how we train to react in those immediate few seconds can make a huge difference in the end result. Active shooters generally open fire on people that are not only innocent, but unarmed as well. SHIELD’s Active Shooter Response Training was constructed specifically to face these realities, and our aim is to instill in you as much preparation as possible to react immediately with the tools and tactics to stay alive, and quite possibly save others’ lives as well.

Firearms and Edge Weapons Training

At SHIELD, our philosophy is crystal clear: Real-World Training for Real-World Violence. Acquire the critical skills necessary to defend against firearms and edge weapons by training in reality-based scenarios — the kind that actually occurs in the street — not endless drills that have little to no effective application when immediate, automatic self-defense is required.