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  " PDT is fast becoming one of the nations leading training and consulting companies specializing in defensive tactics. Don't miss the opportunity to train with professional certified instructors, who have repeatedly proven this system in the real world . Our mission is to help you attain knowledge and skill in the pursuit of your goals".

Mike R. Keller

Practical Defensive Tactics (PDT) has programs for Law Enforcement, Security Professionals and Personal Protection. Our instructors have over 60 years of Martial Arts and Combatives experience combined. PDT is based on the reality of combat and what works in a "real world" combative situation. Our focus is on teaching the officer or law abiding citizen how to defend themselves against an attacker utilizing practical, functional techniques.

Currently many systems being taught to the Law Enforcement community these days are based on systems that are very popular in the world of Mixed Martial Arts. While these have great value, they are based on rules and weight classes and on the fact that you will have a referee close by to stop the fight if anything bad happens. At PDT we understand the difference between what works in the cage and what works on the street.

In today’s world, officers and self defense minded people need "state of the art methods" to help them survive on the street. Our goal is to teach practical defensive tactics training that can be easily applied in accordance with departmental use of force policies and self defense laws.

 PDT offers you a unique approach to self defense that integrates armed and unarmed skills into one simple system that’s effective and easy to learn.

PDT never instructs an officer to go to their back during a ground confrontation. We understand that it is possible you may end up on your back in an encounter, but our goal is to teach you how to escape and get back to your feet as quickly as possible. There is a saying that reads "Everyone has a game plan until they get punched in the face", at  PDT we teach you how to avoid being punched in the first place.


  • Distance Control
  • Sectoring Systems
  • Weapon Retention
  • Take downs
  • Ground Defense
  • Arrest Techniques
  • Tactical Simulation Training
  • Close Quarter Defensive Tactics
  • Injury Mitigation
  • Baton Control Techniques
  • Edged Weapon Awareness
  • Handcuffing Methods
  • Use Of Force
  • Instructor Development
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