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Practical Self-Defense–Counter-Blade Concepts, Practical Unarmed Combatives, and Counter-Gun Concepts

Developed specifically for Florida Firearms Training, this customized curriculum is designed to provide a simple, integrated skill set that enables you to defend yourself effectively without weapons, with improvised weapons like tactical pens and flashlights, and with environmental weapons of opportunity. It will also teach you how to combine these skills with your shooting tactics to “earn your draw” and seamlessly transition from contact-distance striking to use of a firearm. Finally, it will present selected elements of his Counter-Gun Concepts system of disarming attackers armed with firearms.

Drawing from his proven systems of Counter-Blade Concepts (CBC) and Practical Unarmed Combatives, Michael Janich’s instruction will include:

  • Unarmed defenses against common unarmed attacks

  • Dispelling the myths of the “21-foot rule”

  • Realistic unarmed defenses against common knife and impact-weapon attacks

  • Recognizing, assessing, and using environmental weapons of opportunity

  • Carry, draw, and application of everyday carry (EDC) improvised weapons like tactical pens and flashlights

  • Proactive and preemptive defensive use of tactical flashlights

  • Fundamentals of in-fight weapons access and “earning your draw”

  • Transitioning from unarmed skills to the handgun

  • Transitioning from improvised weapon skills to the handgun

  • Principles of Counter-Gun Concepts

  • Basic first-person handgun disarms

  • Basic third-person (active shooter) handgun disarms

  • Total skill integration and contextual application

Developed to meet the specific interests of Florida Firearms Training and its students, this curriculum is designed to empower people of all sizes and fitness levels. Please note that this is a physical class and will involve striking padded targets.

For more information or to register, please visit Florida Firearms Training’s web site.