ADTA--USING A CANE FOR SELF-DEFENSE
Using a cane for self-defense is an attractive non-lethal way of defending yourself. Plus you can take a cane anywhere other weapons are not permitted, for example schools, courtrooms, and even airplanes.
Our workshop shows attendees the basics of using canes to disarm attacks and how to retain your cane if the attacker tries to take it from you. In this video you will also see two attendees using their walking sticks as weapons.
ADTA--HOME DEFENSE ADVICE
We asked ADTA Founder and Chief Instructor Chad Hiatt the question, “If you had one piece of advice for people wanting to defend their homes against crime, what would it be?”
Here’s the gist of his reply: “I would say that the best thing you could do is seriously consider your own capabilities and your own realistic reaction in that sort of situation…. At home, the moment the glass breaks, or the door shatters, … That’s not the moment to learn how to use the firearm.”
ADTA--PEPPER SPRAY WORKSHOP
Our pepper spray workshop gives trainees exposure to the basic types of pepper spray, using inert practice canisters.
Besides learning the basics, there are two other important takeaways from this workshop: (1) Pepper spray is an alternative to lethal force that is more acceptable to law enforcement, compared to using a firearm, and (2) If you feel threatened, you have no need to provide warning before using it.
ADTA--LOW-LIGHT SHOOTING WORKSHOP
Shooting in low light is a basic home-defense skill. In this workshop trainees work with SIRT laser training pistols and handheld tactical flashlights.
First the trainees practice with the equipment. Then they learn how to enter a room with minimum exposure of their bodies to potential threats in the room. Finally they enter a dark room, and shoot while illuminating various targets with their flashlights.
ADTA--WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE--VOICE DEFENSE
Our demeanor, our fighting spirit, and our face, are the most empowering tools we have. Every serial rapist, every serial killer, is looking for a passive victim. They don’t want to take on somebody that looks they’re going to fight back. If you set a verbal boundary, and then you defend yourself, people who heard you understand that they had it coming. If you have to defend yourself they will testify in your favor.
ADTA--WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE--FIGHTING SPIRIT
In this video our instructor shows you how to get your fighting spirit ready for self-defense exercises by using strong voice sounds called “Kiai”.
ADTA--BEGINNER'S TRAINING--NEW SHOOTER 101
Do you want to learn to shoot? Find out what ADTA has to offer by attending one of our New Shooter 101 workshops. Not only do we show you how our beginner's training program works, we give you some hands-on experience in basic handgun operations.
ADTA--WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE--DON’T TOUCH ME!
If someone grabs me, the first thing I want to know is, why are they grabbing me? Who are they? What is my relationship to them? In this demonstration I’m going to assume they are just being obnoxious and not actually threatening me. So I’m going to show you how to get away, then use your voice to set a verbal boundary by saying, “Please don’t touch me again!”
ADTA--WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE--A LINE IN THE SAND
When we’re thinking about defending ourselves, we have to establish a line in the sand, and that’s going to be different for everyone. What I mean by that is that you need to have a plan in your head, and answer the question, am I willing to use force to defend myself?
ADTA--LIVE-FIRE PRACTICE--SHOOTING ON THE MOVE
In an actual defensive situation it's unlikely that everyone will be standing still. ADTA instructor Wu Chin draws on his martial arts background to show our live fire practice attendees how to hit the target while their bodies are in motion. Take careful note of his graceful footwork.
ADTA--WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE--USE YOUR HAMMER FIST
Making a fist is something we do naturally when we are feeling aggressive or assertive. However striking with your knuckles is going to break your hand. Using a hammer fist is an effective way to defend yourself with your fist without using your knuckles.
ADTA--WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE--USE EXPLOSIVE AGGRESSION
If you choose to attack, you need to use explosive, unmerciful aggression. You’ve got to commit to it. Once you make that shift, you have to give it everything you’ve got.
ADTA--LIVE-FIRE PRACTICE--SHOOTING IN LOW LIGHT
Shooting in low light is a practical skill that can't be learned by going to the range on your own. ADTA instructor Chad Hiatt puts our shooters through the paces, showing them how to handle firearm and flashlight in synchronized motion.
ADTA--WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE--PALM HEEL STRIKE
This exercise is called the palm heel strike. The key to making this work is holding your hand in the correct position as you attack.
ADTA--WOMEN’S SELF DEFENSE--PROTECT AGAINST ATTACK
When you’re attacked, you have to think about what kind of attacker you are dealing with, because the way you defend differs. For example, suppose the attacker is your daughter. You don’t want to hurt her, but you may be in danger if she is drunk or high. This exercise shows you the minimal force needed to just get away.
ADTA--TACTICAL RELOAD EXERCISE
A tactical reload is when you reload and no one is shooting at you. The objective is to “top up” your gun with a full magazine when the opportunity presents itself. Finger guns are used by both instructor and trainees in this short demonstration.
ADTA--GUN TAKE-AWAY DEMONSTRATION
What should you do when someone points a gun at you? The best outcome might be accomplished by taking away the gun. Watch this video to learn the basic moves from ADTA Instructors Wu Chin and Chad Hiatt. You don't need to know Karate to do this - all it takes is a little practice to make the moves automatic.