Become the ONLY martial arts school in your community teaching the real-world personal safety and self-defense systems used by US police, corrections, and military professionals


My name is Dave Young and I’m the founder and director of Arma Training, a global organization that’s been training police, corrections and military professionals how to stay safe and defend themselves since 1980. In addition I have experience as a Marine, police officer (civilian, military), corrections officer, and security agent. Arma Training offers over 50 professional programs, including training in empty hand control tactics, use of force, hostage survival training, ground defense, edged weapons defense, handgun retention, crowd management, and non lethal weapons.

In 2010, I met Master Chan Lee, owner of JK Lee Black Belt Academy in Milwaukee, WI. This school was started in 1976 by his father, a 9th degree black belt and inductee into the Tae Kwon Do Hall of Fame. Since then it has grown to five locations.

I was introduced to Master Lee by my long-time mentor and friend, Gary Klugiewicz, who had worked with him to develop the Verbal Martial Arts Course, which is now being used by hundreds of martial arts schools throughout the world.

Gary suggested that Master Lee invite to me — during one of my regular visits to Milwaukee — to run a morning program for some of his instructors and students.

Once Master Lee saw what I taught, he immediately saw the opportunity to bring my real-world personal safety and defense systems to the traditional martial arts industry — just like what happened a year earlier when he saw the opportunity to create an anti-bullying program after attending a Verbal Defense & Influence (Verbal Judo) course taught Gary Klugiewicz and the late Dr. George Thompson.

What Master Lee concluded was that real-world personal safety and self defense training is much different than the defense training traditionally offered by martial arts schools:

  • It isn’t a sport  — with mats, time limits, weight classes, and referees. In the real world, you can’t throw in the towel if things aren’t going well — losing just isn’t an option. In the real world you can’t afford to go 10-2-1.
  • It isn’t based on tactics and techniques only 20-somethings can perform and that require years of practice in order to become proficient. That’s just not the real-world.
  • It doesn’t assume any rules of engagement. In the real world there are no rules (except later in court where many encounters end up)

He said that most most martial arts defense training doesn’t consider these realities. It is rarely focused on defending your life, the techniques taught require physical capabilities beyond what’s possessed by most people, and the ever-present legal issues are seldom considered.

As a result, he asked me to do further training of his instructors and students and to be a speaker at a national conference that he helps coordinate each year (KAMA). This in turn led to me providing my programs to several KAMA members throughout the country.

At every school I went, the reaction by the instructors and students was personally overwhelming.

All I was doing was teaching the same street-tested and proven-effective tactics that police, corrections and military professionals had been taught and used for over 30 years — and I was being heaped with praise. School owners actually pleaded with me to bring my systems to the martial arts industry.

Frankly, I was puzzled — why would a martial arts school want enhanced curriculum for personal safety and self-defense???

Initially I shied away from the whole idea. I was plenty busy with my Arma Training business. But, I changed my mind when Grandmaster J.K. Lee pulled me aside and told me the martial arts industry needed what I taught. He saw the difference between traditional and real-world self-defense training.

To be quite honest, I was taken back and humbled — and that night I decided to adapt my programs to the martial arts industry.

I started working on developing a comprehensive curriculum and marketing system based on my training — and designed to perfectly integrate with the operations of any traditional martial arts schools serving families and kids. This program isn’t a replacement for what’s currently taught — it’s an enhancement that makes current teachings effective in the real world.

This system is now being offered on an exclusive basis — where just one martial arts school in each community will be certified to teach it and to be able to brand themselves as The Defense Expert.

This is the same business model Master Lee used with the Verbal Martial Arts Course — which has resulted in dramatic wealth-creation for school owners certified as the ONLY Bully Expert in their communities. It worked great with that program so we decided to use the identical approach with US Fighting Systems.

Therefore, in order to become a certified school you must first find out if your area is still available. To do this, just fill out the form on the right or call Pat Morgan at 843-321-9875.

Here is a quick summary of what’s included in this system:

  • Exclusive rights to use US Fightings Systems in your local area (we only allow one school owner to be certified as The Defense Expert in each community).
  • Access to our credentialed online course at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC), an academic institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1976.
  • NWTC framable certificate that verifies your completion of a college-credentialed course in personal safety and self-defense instruction.
  • Training materials (sent by UPS) which include DVDs on gun disarming, knife disarming, home invasion, and family defense.
  • A local Defense Expert website — which positions you as THE personal safety and self defense expert in your community (see example at: http://Milwaukee.TheDefenseExpert.com) and is a proven lead generator.
  • Listing on TheDefenseExpert.com, our national website where people can search for a certified Defense Expert school in their area.
  • Opportunity to generate additional revenue by selling The Defense Expert products in your community.
  • Comprehensive marketing training on how to use this system to get new students, and retain existing students.
  • Access to an online training resource with comprehensive information on how to use US Fighting Systems to generate media attention, enroll new students and enhance student retention.
  • Regular conference calls with me and other certified school owners where the latest and most effective curriculum and marketing ideas are exchanged.
  • Access to a wide range of Defense Expert marketing materials, such as posters, postcards, advertisements, media press releases and wristbands.
  • Association with a global public relations campaign to promote our network of Defense Expert schools.

And all this is supported by my credibility as one of the world’s leading trainers of police, corrections and military professionals on how to stay safe and defend themselves — and my association with the Vistelar Group, a global speaking and training organization focused on the spectrum of human conflict (with whom Gary Klugiewicz and Master Lee are also involved — as well as other leading experts in dealing with physical and verbal conflict).

All of the programs I teach have these nine attributes — which I guarantee are not integral to any other self defense program taught to civilians.

  1. Have staying alive as the #1 priority
  2. Work despite the physical limitations of the professional applying them
  3. Compensate for the physical capabilities of the assailant
  4. Consider all situations and environments where an attack may occur
  5. Quick to learn and easy to remember (utilizes gross motor skills and each technique has just three steps)
  6. Courtroom defensible
  7. Medically and tactically sound
  8. Techniques are the same whether standing or on the ground
  9. All Tactical Responses work with either one or both hands!
  10. Have been proven to work in real life or death situations!

My professional students vary widely in size and abilities and they operate in a world where there are no rules — and mistakes can be fatal. They are exposed to dangerous situations every single day, they have limited time for training and retraining, and almost every physical encounter will end up being reviewed, both civilly and criminally.

That’s why US Fighting Systems is such a breakthrough in personal safety and self-defense training — because the attributes of the training needed for professionals are exactly the same as what’s needed for civilians.

But, sadly, up until the development of The Defense Expert program, such training has not been available to the general public.

Bottom line — US Fighting Systems is the first true real-world-based personal safety and self-defense program for anyone who wants to feel safe and able to defend themselves and their family, if attacked.

Again, to find out if your area is still available, please fill out the form on the right or call Pat Morgan at 843-321-9875.

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