We come to you in order to best customize the training. Fight training can be intimidating, and learning Pinnacle Tactics with people you know and care about allows students to get much more out of it. We cater to families, school teachers, sports teams, clubs, and business teams. We are grateful to work with these close-knit groups because our goal is to help more people LiveSafe.
We enjoy seeing immediate results from our training. During class students not only learn how to fight, but actually experience how and why the tactics work by doing them with various levels of resistance and scenarios. In this field we also have the honor of working with students who have had crimes committed against them, and helping them through the aftermath is immeasureably rewarding.
The Teacher Active Killer training was really a good experience - until you try something you don't know if you can do it. I "enjoyed" practicing on other teachers and feeling more competent about doing the punches and take downs. I feel that I might be able to do some of the skills since I now have them in my brain. (I hope that makes sense). I think the training was great for a staff of varying levels of fear and ability. I will definitely recommend the class to other schools. I have already told a couple of principals that they needed to call you! Thank you for empowering us to feel more comfortable with such a hard subject.
Thanks Tom for my Carry Conceal! It was an awesome class that I would recommend to everyone and I won’t be shy and say I’m a pretty good shot thanks to you!
I have attended Tom Johnson's school for the past 4 years. Tom has showed me, as he shows all of his students, a truly effective self defense approach that is practical, tested, and that can be applied by almost anyone. After nearly 100 class sessions I can say that I've always left class knowing more than when I came in. Tom’s teaching is constantly evolving because Tom keeps up with what others in the field are doing and continually develops his own innovations that he passes along to others. Pinnacle Tactics is not hide-bound by tradition. The confidence and awareness I've gained towards my personal safety and that of my family has meant I that I’m able to avoid potentially dangerous situations both domestically and internationally. It is amazing how bullies will quickly back down when they are faced with a confident defender regardless of the culture in which they live. In addition to teaching hand-to-hand self defense Tom teaches students defense against weapons anyone may encounter in today's world including hand guns, knives, and baseball bats. For students who wish to go there, Tom also teaches tactics for using guns, knives and sticks in a defensive mode. I've been licensed to carry a concealed handgun for many years and have taken many good classes on the subject. But I've learned more from Tom on practical self defense with a gun than from any other instructor. Finally, no description of Tom's classes would be complete without mentioning that Tom is a great instructor and is inclusive of all levels of students - men, women and kids. He teaches with humor and humility and without a hint of macho BS that permeates so many self defense schools.
Re: Don’t Jump the Gun training The nice thing about this training is its dynamic, and so you learn by doing rather than just having it demonstrated or explained. Lots of reps! It makes you think about the fact that you have to get to a position where you can get to your gun and retain it, instead of risking drawing it only to have it taken from you. There’s more movement than is associated with practicing shooting at the range - even if you can draw and shoot - it’s much more dynamic. Because it’s live action, and just a mad scramble, you run into scenarios that evolve naturally and are unanticipated. Then you learn more things to drill. You have another person trying their hardest to get to the gun. And you’re trying your hardest to retain it and only use it when absolutely necessary.