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MDTS is a New York based firearms training and personal protection consulting company. We specialize in pistol, concealed carry, shotgun, carbine, defensive knife, less lethal, physical defense and threat awareness training courses. Mobile training courses are available in N.Y. and abroad. Contact us to host a training course at your range or location. Click logo below to see schedule of classes near you.

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Practical Awareness & Defense Seminar

Posted on: November 5th, 2014 by admin No Comments

Practical Awareness & Defense Seminar

This 3 hour interactive seminar focuses on recognizing threats in your environment and defining what practical defensive options are available. Not everyone has the time to dedicate to self defense training or a martial arts. However, with good awareness combined with verbal and physical distance control skills many situations can be avoided or prevented. Other options such as effective physical defense skills, pepper spray and even small handheld flashlights will also be discussed. These options can be extremely effective at deterring and or stopping an attack. This course is suitable for anyone regardless of age, gender or physical capabilities.

Topics include but are not limited to:

-Violence, Crime & Criminal Analysis
-Personal Defense Mindset
-Environmental, Situation and Personal Awareness
-Your Threat Analysis
-Recognizing Threats & How To Manage Them
-Legalities or Use of Force Overview
-Practical Physical Defense Skills for Anyone
-Alternative Defensive Options
-Skill Demonstration & Drilling

Required Equipment:

-Stable footwear
-Note taking materials


3 hours

*** Contact MDTS today if you would like to host a class at your range or facility. You can come to us in the Mohawk Valley region of N.Y. for one of our Practical Awareness & Defense Options seminars. We have range and classroom facilities available that can accommodate large groups (12+), semi-private (2-4) or private training (1 on 1).

Check the MDTS Course Schedule for a class near you.

The Web of Hand Blow

Posted on: May 7th, 2014 by admin No Comments



PHYSICAL DEFENSE: Natural body weapons: the web of hand between the thumb and index finger is one of a few highly effective natural tools that can be utilized for striking. Easy to learn and implement the web of hand blow, “Y” strike or “yoke” strike can cause significant damage to an opponent with minimal damage to the hand when utilized correctly against vital targets. ‪#‎physicaldefense‬ ‪#‎combatives‬ ‪#‎defensivetactics‬ ‪#‎mdts‬ ‪#‎mdtstraining‬ ‪#‎training‬ ‪#‎theigmilitia‬