Suino demonstrates use of the tactical pen
Tactical pen for self defense
Tactical Pen Instruction
Demonstrating Self Defense
Self Defense with a knife
Self defense against a pistol

Real World Personal Defense Courses

Are you concerned about you or your loved ones being threatened, mugged or attacked?

Do you worry about active shooter situations or terrorist attacks?

If so, you may be ready to learn no-nonsense self-defense in a clean, professional environment.

Traditional martial arts get you fitter, more focused and more effective. But there can be a huge difference between personal development in the long term and what you need when you're violently attacked tomorrow at the mall, in a theater or at a restaurant!

JMAC has teamed up with the Ann Arbor Arms Academy to offer practical self-defense classes to help you defend yourself and your loved ones. 

 

Responsibly Armed Series

Preparing for the Worst

What can you do before, during & after you successfully defend yourself with a firearm? This two-hour seminar examines your rights, responsibilities and current Michigan laws on deadly force. Be armed with the knowledge you need to maximize your success before, during and after a deadly force encounter! 


Avoid & Evade

A discussion of the many facets of self-defense and how NOT to find yourself in a worst case scenario. What drives your self-defense choices? Gain an understanding of key defensive elements such as distance, threat assessment and defensive tactics. Awareness, skills, strategy and the right mindset may keep you and your loved ones from a life changing attack! An eye-opening 2-hour seminar perfect for college bound students and adults of any age.

 

Less Lethal Options

Beginner - Intro to Less Lethal Options

When a firearm is not an option what can you do to keep yourself safe? This 2-hour seminar offers a review of less lethal personal protection tools, as well as the proper mindset and training you need to to put them in place in your lifestyle. Products covered include: tactical pen, kubotan, monkey fist, bullet proof backpack, empty hand options.

Beginner - Defending Against an Unarmed Attacker

You put a lot of time into making ready for an armed self-defense situation. Are you also prepared for those times when you can’t be armed, or when you lose your weapon in the midst of a conflict? Make yourself ready for every situation … learn the essentials of unarmed personal defense: balance, movement, distance, leverage, striking and, most important – mindset.

Intermediate - Short Stick        

Walk softly and carry a short stick! A 3-hour class introducing techniques and proper mindset for the effective use of tactical pens, kubotans and other "short stick self-defense tools. Products covered include: tactical pen, kubotan, knife.

Intermediate - Monkey Fist

Your keychain can save your life! A 2-hour class introducing students to the effective use of the “monkey fist” keychain. “Monkey Fist” techniques utilize a very different approach both physically and tactical from other less lethal options or short stick products. Learn how to make serious use of this comically named life saving product.

Intermediate 3 - Defending Against Stick & Knife Attacks

You may put a lot of time into making ready for an armed self-defense situation. Are you also prepared for those times when you can’t be armed, or when you lose your weapon in the midst of a conflict? Make yourself ready for every situation. Learn the essentials of unarmed personal defense: balance, movement, distance, leverage, striking and, most important – mindset. 


Advanced – Essential Edged Weapon Defense

A 3-hour (classroom & hands-on) class using Benchmade training knives. The mindset and techniques you need to deploy a pocket knife for self defense in your daily life. Combative with Edged Weapons are no joking matter. We discuss the extreme and serous realities of knife fights along with a heavy dose of myth busting. A fun, physical and challenging class!

Advanced - Defending Against Firearms Attacks

You put a lot of time into making ready for an armed self-defense situation. Are you also prepared for those time when you can't be armed, or when you lose your weapon in the midst of a conflict? Make yourself ready for every situation ... learn the essentials of unarmed personal defense: balance, movement, distance, leverage, striking and, most important, mindset.

 

Spaces are limited. Contact JMAC or Ann Arbor Arms to sign up or learn more!


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