TWO-DAY CRASH COURSE
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
Future Dates TBD
The gold standard for learning how to use violence as a survival tool.
We have been teaching — and constantly refining — this course for more than 20 years across the country and around the world; we’ve taught thousands of people just like you how to recognize serious threats and what to do when direct action is the only option left.
This is a “one-and-done” course, meaning we train you with the expectation that we’ll never see you again — and that you’ll have to use the information as soon as you walk out the door. We will train you the same way we have trained military, law enforcement, and our own family members — you’ll come out of this course with valuable experience and a new life skill.
The course is two full days of training, from 9 am to 6 pm:
– Defining violence & understanding injury
– Injury mapping (causing injury to the eyes, neck/throat, groin, and ankles)
– Free practice (serial target practice on the human machine)
– Injury mapping (causing injury to the liver, spleen, kidneys, and knees)
– Use of body weight in striking
– Fine-tuning free practice
– Grabs, holds & chokes
– Multi-man work
Two-Day Crash Course: This option secures your slot at the September 8-9 course in San Diego.
– Injury Dynamics Two-Day Crash Course
– Future Dates TBD
– San Diego, California
– 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
Here’s what our clients have to say about the course:
“Thank you and your staff for the informative and well-presented training experience. As one who has been shot twice and stabbed or slashed three times I can attest to the relevance of the material you are putting out. I would not hesitate to recommend your training to anyone no matter the training they have or think they have.”
Timothy R., Tucson AZ
“I wanted to say thank you for what was a truly inspiring, thought-provoking and possibly life-saving weekend. I have been thinking about the course, and it has struck me that what you have ultimately given me is a real insight into a very different, abnormal, asocial world, in which our conditioned social or antisocial responses not only do not help, but may even hinder us.”
Tom F., London UK
“I have learned I am the attacker. The course has allowed me to put into perspective what violence is and to understand that I don’t have to be afraid. I am the attacker.”
Yolanda S., Durham NC
(You can read more testimonials here.)
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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!
The facility address is:
San Diego Martial Arts & Community Center
980 Buenos Avenue
San Diego, CA 92110
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:
The facility has a “no shoes” policy, so all work on the mats will be done in socks or bare feet.
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
Where should I stay when visiting the San Diego Injury Dynamics facility?
There are many hotels nearby the facility; searching for “Hotel Circle, San Diego” will give you even more options.
Where are other Injury Dynamics facilities / instructors located?
Outside of San Diego we have active instructors in:
New York, NY
You can find them here.
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 young women and girls 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 jeans
- 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