Tactical Defense

Tactical Defense

5.0 (11)
2 hires on Lessons.com
6 employees
4 years in business

About this pro

Although martial arts are great for exercise and sport, they are not effective in real-world self defense because unless you’re an expert, when your adrenaline shoots up, you will lose your ability to use complex motor skills.  My program is not a martial art and harnesses your pre-wired, instinctive reaction to a sudden violent attack. We weaponize movements your body will automatically use in an attack. 

My goal is to make good people safer, one person at a time and feel that everyone should be able to defend themselves and their loved ones. 

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St. Petersburg, FL 33710
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11 Reviews


  • Taylor Adams

    I just participated in a clinic with Tactical Defense and I am so fired up! The class instruction was so focused on showing you how to effectively use all of the tools you already have within yourself - it was inspiring! I feel so invigorated and strong after only 4 hours with the instructors and afterwards, I immediately registered for 3 more future clinics! I highly recommend taking a class like this to see for yourself just how capable you already are given the knowledge, tools, and practice to take advantage of those skills. Preparedness breeds confidence! 💪

  • Tyler Brannon

    Amazing course that really helped me gain more confidence around how to handle myself if I were ever forced to defend myself. The class attendees were very diverse with men, women, young and the young at heart. Everyone was able to follow the Tactical Defense system to successfully defend themselves by the end of the class. We even had a pregnant woman with us who man handled me! Great class with caring instructors. I would recommend everyone have some sort of training like this.

  • Felix Nunn

    Very professional & friendly staff! I had a great training with Dan.

  • Elizabeth Patterson

    Dan Miller was super knowledgeable about all things self-defense. He put on a private clinic for a small group from our office. We all left feeling very empowered and able to utilize the skills Dan taught us during the clinic. His passion for self-defense really made learning so easy and fun. I feel like I am much more prepared to defend myself should the need arise. Thanks, Dan!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

The ability to protect yourself or a loved one is the single greatest skill you could possess. What if learning how to protect yourself was much easier than you thought? That was the inspiration Coach Blauer had over thirty years ago. He noticed that no one really used technical martial arts in real confrontations.

Coach Blauer’s focus, mission and path has not wavered since he began teaching real-world self-defense in 1979. He has been on the cutting-edge of reality-based training for the self-defense world ever since. His goal has always been to make the world saf

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

our coaches have vast experience in self-defense, combatives training and martial arts and are Certified Affiliates of Blauer Tactical Systems (BTS) and excited to offer BTS’ Personal Defense Readiness (PDR) curriculum.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Pricing is based on client's needs and resources. We're flexible.

How did you get started teaching?

I've been studying martial arts since I was 8 years old in new Jersey. I've been trained in multiple techniques including taekwondo, judo, boxing and grav maga. I also am a certified instructor in coaching Blauer Tactical Systems Personal Defense Readiness methods. This approach is the most viable approach to street-level attacks and is not a martial art.

What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked with adults and children

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Make sure your coach is instructing using real world scenario training and not martial art techniques.