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    • #10243

      Hard work does pay off. It is with great pride that I announce that the Self Defense Company, systems and instructors are an official approved contractor for the United States Department of Defense.

      Due largely in part to the direct efforts of Michael Archangel, Vice President in charge of Instructor Development, we are a go to source for defensive tactics training.

      This marks a new era in The SDC. Look for the “US Department of Defense Seal on all Self Defense Company websites. All instructor and training center sites will bear the US DOD seal as well.

    • #11148

      I guess this would be a good time to come out of “lurking” mode and introduce myself to the forum.

      My name is Jeffry Larson and I’m a Chief Warrant Officer on active duty in the US Army. I’ve been practicing/studying the Self Defense Training System for several months now and I think it delivers on everything it claims as being a superior method of real-world self-defense.

      First let me say congratulations on the DOD endorsement. I’m encouraged (and frankly somewhat surprised) that someone in DOD recognizes the incredible practicality and applicability of this system.

      Second, if there is anything I can do to be involved in this program to help promote the SDTS in the Army please let me know. I’m currently stationed at Fort Knox, KY and I want to give our troops the best training and tools to accomplish their mission.

      Jeffry C. Larson

    • #11149

      Grats to everyone at the Self defense Company. Simply Awesome.

    • #11150

      Thanks Jeff…

      Yes there is. I’m going to have Mike Archangel contact you directly regarding implementation of the SDTS. You may also want to speak with Darren Poesel who is one of our instructors. He is an active USMC officer currently working in Afghanistan.

      Mike will contact you shortly.


    • #11151

      Congratulations! Maybe the style of the SDTS (get it done and get out) will rub off on all aspects of the DOD!

    • #11152

      let’s not get crazy…there are still politics!


    • #11162

      Aww, awesome news! That’s really encouraging to know


    • #11163

      there was a lot of work involved (thanks to Mr. Archangel). I can’t praise his efforts enough.

      The purpose is to allow our instructors to be contracted to teach throughout the armed forces, receive grant money and literally develop the program to place certified instructors.

      The next item we’re working on is Trademarks and pattens of the SDTS and the SDC. It’s a SLOW procedure, but this will afford us more protection and distinguish us from the rest of the pack.


    • #11202

      Good Day Sir,

      This is excellent news, especially being an old ex-vet, executive protection specialist/bodyguard and a self-defense instructor myself (albeit small time).

      Also good in light of the fact that I am saving up my penny’s to make the trip east and do your training certification course.

      But, everybody should not be so surprised at this. After all Fairban, and Applegate were both military as well as law enforcement (if I am not mistaking).

      In WWII the cruxs of what I am guessing is this systems back bone was taught to the GI’s. By the by, in case you were not aware the last thing the German infantryman wanted to do in WWII was have to go H2H with the U.S. GI’s (that’s why they called them Devil Dogs – the fought like Hell itself and hit awful hard while they were doing it}

      The drop step, the stomp are both aspects of the old school days in the west (camp to camp bare knuckle contest). You know where Jack Dempsey learned his trade. In fact Jack was a self-defense instructor for the Coast Guard during WWII.

      So congrats to both you , The Company and the DOD!!!

    • #11209

      Congratulations, Damian!

      Pro1, The United States Marine Corps where nicknamed Devil Dogs ( Teuful Hunden) By the Germans in WW I. Not all US troops and not in WW II. The Germans had a close combat system that they put together after they got their hands on Fairbairns Syllabus. The Germans where good soldiers and no more afraid of going H2H than our guys or anyone else.

    • #11210

      It is no secret that the Nazis worked extensively with their Japanese allies.
      Information is information.

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