Through the repeated application of reality-based scenarios, the student will develop the ability to terminate sudden, violent attacks, by re-gaining control, creating pain, and dominating the situation. Designed to manifest an instinctual rather than programmed response to an unexpected vicious assault, development of the proper "street mindset", in addition to defensive skills are addressed. Attendees will be given the pre-emptive tools which are vital to prevail in an all out life threatening situation. Recognizing this, the course's "street proven" techniques, predicate themselves on the principles of gross motor skills acquisition under stress, and an "In your face" offensive approach, that provides the student with an effective base of unarmed close quarters combative skills. In addition, students will train with and gain proficiency in the use of less-than-lethal defensive weapons such as OC aerosol irritants ("pepper spray"), and the collapsible baton.