Tactical Defense

Tactical Defense

5.0 (18)
3 hires on Lessons.com
6 employees
6 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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18 Reviews


  • Jeff B.

    Dan has taught me so much in the 6 months we have been working together. He is a great teacher, incredibly knowledgeable, and has so much experience. We have worked on the SPEAR self-defense system, special situations, mental training and kick-boxing skills. The workouts are amazing, and I am so much more confident than when we started. You will not find a more knowledgeable and experienced coach who is as engaged and hands-on as Dan – he will help you accomplish your goals!

  • Simon Colasante

    Dan is very competent and knowledgeable, keeps the music during training at the volume I’d prefer and makes every minute count! 👍

  • Simon Colasante

    To say Dan was the man is an understatement—no free trial with him but he’s worth his training weight in 24 karat gold..very chill and accommodating—I’m hoping to keep learning and training with him until I can’t..stay awesome!

  • Karen Shaughnessy

    Hands on. Classroom and practical use. Loved it

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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.