The 6-week Boot-Camps at AWARE each emphasize the different defense strategies based on the type of attack. Each Boot Camp builds on the previous one and culminates in our AWARE Advanced Group Training classes.

  1. Awareness and Contact Personal Protection Defensive Boot Camp: Includes defenses from choking, grabs, and headlocks.
  2. Gun Theory and Defense Boot Camp Part 1: Includes gun defense up to gun familiarization
  3. Gun Theory and Defense Boot Camp Part 2: Includes advanced gun defense techniques that build on the basic ground work learned in Gun Defense 1.
  4. Knife Theory and Defense Boot Camp Part 1: Starts with basic knife psychology and defense techniques
  5. Knife Theory and Defense Boot Camp Part 2: Continues to build on the basic knife defense techniques learned in Knife Defense part 1.
  6. Knife Theory and Defense Boot Camp Part 3: Brings all of the knife learned together into advanced defensive skills in all scenarios.
  7. Ground Theory and Defense Boot Camp: Starts with learning the 5 sec rule and practical ways to defend yourself if you are on the ground.
  8. Advanced Self Defense Group Training: Students who have completed all 7 Boot Camps will train together to increase their efficiency in defending themselves. Advanced techniques and scenarios will be introduced.

Awareness and Personal Protection

This course reveals the personal and complicated nature of defending yourself. There are no rules when you are attacked, no limit to what your attacker is capable of and no time to stop and think about what you must do […]

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defense against a gun
Gun Defense and Theory Part 1

The intimidation and outright terror of having a gun pointed at you is broken down to its basics in this class. Once the theory of what is happening when you are attacked with a gun is understood basic defensive strategies […]

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Gun defense
Gun Defense and Theory Part 2

Our Gun Defense 2 Bootcamp allows you to hone your skills you have learned in your first gun defense class and takes you through advanced gun defense and advanced scenarios. You will train in different locations, under different stressors, wearing different […]

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knife defense techniques
Knife Defense and Theory Part 1

Hands down, a knife attack is the WORST!!!! It is absolutely the hardest personal weapon to defend against. A knife attack has unlimited angles, and speeds it can attack from. A knife never runs out of ammunition, it is hard […]

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Defense against a knife
Knife Defense and Theory Part 2

Knife 2 builds on the basics that you learned in Knife 1. More specifically, we will train on disarming your attacker, defending from a knife attack in crowed environments, and introduce advanced knife defenses. Students will be exposed to surprise […]

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Knife attack defense
Knife Defense and Theory Part 3

At this point you will understand the complexity of knife defense and the undeniable importance of ‘getting reps’. In Knife 3 we take it up more than a few notches! Classes involve increased intensity and training on what you have […]

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Ground defense tactics
Ground Theory and Defense

Starts with learning the 5 second rule and practical ways to defend yourself if you are on the ground.

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Self defense on the ground
Advanced Self Defense Group Training

Students who have completed all 7 Boot Camps will train together to increase their efficiency in defending themselves. Advanced techniques and scenarios will be introduced

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