ONLINE TRAINING MEMBERSHIP
In-home training at your own pace.
This gives you access to our massive library of training videos as well as a forum to interact with peers and Instructors. If your access to Instructors in San Diego (or at other live trainings) is limited and you want to continue hitting the mats with your own group at home, the forum fills in the gaps between sessions with Instructors. The forum also allows members of the community to discuss relevant topics surrounding the understanding of violence inside and outside the training environment.
*IMPORTANT NOTE: This material is designed for instructor support and as guided practice for people who have already trained with us live—it is not intended as a substitute for live training. (No more than you would expect to be able to save yourself from drowning after watching a video about swimming online.)
Online Membership — This gives you access to:
• All level-appropriate Coordination Sets on video (270+ to start, with new material weekly)
• Monthly Striking Dynamics (including training with staff & machetes)
• Personalized Instructor feedback (written & video)
• 170+ training essays; ongoing commentary & community sounding board
• Weekly newsletter
Note: Please allow 24 hours for access as we add individuals into the system on a case-by-case basis. Thank you for your patience.
– Online Membership
– 100% MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE
– We stand behind our work. If you are not completely satisfied with your experience, we will give you a full refund.
– Contact: Chris Ranck-Buhr, Master Instructor: firstname.lastname@example.org
On behalf of all the instructors, we are looking forward to helping you achieve your goals in this work—learning a new and enduring life skill!
Please note that this is an educational course and not a “last person standing” contest—the material is presented and practiced much more like a tactical shooting course than a sparring match. All work will be slow, methodical, and safe—we will work at each person’s ability level to ensure they absorb all the material in a safe and sane manner. For an example of how we’ll be training, please see the “Beginning Free Practice” video.
To get the most out of the course, we recommend wearing:
– Loose-fitting, baggy jeans secured with a sturdy belt, and
– A plain, white heavy-duty T-shirt (like a Hanes Beefy-T, with no logos or printing).
You can read more about the reasons why here:
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
Am I too—?
—out of shape, old, injured, small, weak, uncoordinated, etc., etc. While you fill in your own excuse for not hitting the mats, don’t forget that whatever your perceived issue is, it will be a reality for you in actual violence… far better to figure out a way around it in the training environment with helpful instructors than for real when your life is on the line.
That said, ongoing training benefits from a baseline level of fitness and an ability to know your own limits on the mats. In order to have longevity in any physical activity, an elevated fitness level increases the probability that you can continue training without injury. If you are not up to working with someone in better shape (with fewer issues than you are currently dealing with), then simply seek out training partners in a similar physical state.
Anyone can do violence, and everyone can train for it. You just have to take that first step onto the mats — we’ll help with the rest.
How safe is training? / Will I get injured?
We endeavor to make training as safe as possible.
Our cooperative action/reaction methodology is specifically designed to maximize effectiveness and skill retention while simultaneously minimizing the chances of training injuries. Both parties are focused on the safety of the reaction partner at all times: the person giving the reactions must take care of themselves (react, move, roll, slap out, etc.), and the person taking their turn must respect and take care of their partner — not use them as a punching bag.
All information is leveled and trained appropriately, meaning no one will subject you to something you can’t safely practice.
This allows us to practice causing debilitating injury in a safe and sane environment. Our training is more like a tactical shooting course than a sparring match.
What’s the minimum age for training?
This training is only appropriate for adults, so 18+.
(We will make exceptions for women on a case-by-case basis, training as young as 16 with parental permission.)
What’s your return policy?
We have a 100% money-back guarantee — if you’re not completely satisfied we’ll give you a full refund.
What do I need to wear for training?
- Loose-fitting, baggy black jeans (blue jeans are fine for one-day & seminar training)
- A sturdy belt with a flat buckle
- A blank, plain white heavy-duty T-shirt that can be grabbed and pulled without tearing
- Bare feet
- Optional: socks, mouthguard, groin protection
Read more here: Action & Silence: How to Dress for Violence
Does Injury Dynamics have belts?
No—we use colored jerseys. This communicates various skill levels in an obvious fashion so everyone can tune the workout accordingly. We encourage all groups to free practice with each other, and our color-coded group system keeps everyone working together effectively and safely.
- Group One — zero months — blue
- Group Two — six months — purple
- Group Three — 1 year — green
- Group Four — 2 years — maroon
- Instructor — 3 years — black or red*
*Instructors then earn “Year” designations (e.g., “Third Year Instructor”) for every additional year they spend on the mats working through the 10-year curriculum.