Todd Fossey

Defense Against an Impact Weapon

Todd Fossey
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  • In-depth Instruction; over 116 mins
  • On-demand video access anytime
  • Bonus downloadable PDF resources
  • Access to class Q&A
  • Available for purchase: $39.99
This class addresses one of the most common and dangerous attacks in the U.S.A. Your Instructor Todd Fossey will share his years of experience and expertise to introduce Defensive Skills to Counter an Impact Weapon in a wide variety of looks, angles, energies and distances.
In this extensive Session, Fossey breaks down the key principles in developing skills in defending against a variety of impact weapons. You’ll see how to defend against a “stick” from both a 45-degree angle and a low-angle swing, a two-handed baseball bat style swing, and even a hammer attack – which is the most common of all impact weapon attacks. Understanding the nuances to deal with different angles and weapons is paramount. This Session provides effective answers to those distinctions.
Once you’ve established the fundamentals of managing distance, counter attacking and getting to a dominant position, you’ll take a look at putting your attacker on the ground in a variety of ways – all of which allow you to remain standing through a variety dumps, trips and sweeps. Fossey illustrates a default position that offers a wide array of options in safely taking your attacker to the ground.

While a Samurai Sword style impact weapon attack is rare, it’s important to know how to defend against it. This defense may not come against a sword but any impact weapon being swung straight down from over the attacker’s head. This session shows you simple and effective ways of dealing with this less common but dangerous type of attack.

In the event of an attacker charging you with a blunt object, possessing a skilled defense is vital. Too often, victims fail at defending this attack because the defense isn’t intuitive. Fossey shares the core principles of defending this precarious attack.

Possessing the skill to competently transition to your handgun during an impact weapon attack can mean the difference between life and death. But it may not be as obvious as you think. In this Session, Fossey breaks down essential observations and skills for armed defenders.
There may be things that you haven’t considered when “breaking range” – another term for creating distance. In this Session, Fossey teaches you how to fill your handgun training with sound decision making.
Like most everything when it comes to personal protection, it’s going to be up to you to decide if an armed option is best for you when it matters most. Make sure you’re legally justified to employ this technique. Watch Fossey break it down.
To complete the Class, Fossey provides a valuable recap of the core concepts, principles and techniques to this comprehensive approach to defending one of the most common and dangerous types of assaults in the world.
8 Lessons
1  hrs 56  mins

This class is about one thing and one thing only: The preservation of life.

Founder and Chief Instructor of Integrative Defense Strategies, Todd Fossey, shares his years of experience and expertise to introduce you to “Defensive Skills to Counter an Impact Weapon” in a wide variety of looks, angles, energies, and distances.

This important skill set will help you defend and dominate against one of the most common types of aggravated assault and homicide in the USA.

Oftentimes, impact weapons are also common household tools which make them easily accessible, require very little skill and offer criminals a plausible deniability for their possession.

In this class, you’ll cultivate competence in defending these common and dangerous assaults as an essential part of your personal defense. Your ongoing training and practice will enable these skills to become an unconscious reflex, which is very important when you understand just how quickly these types of attacks can occur.

You’ll learn how to manage distance, get to a dominant position, employ effective counter attacks, dumps, trips and sweeps, defend within legalities, know when and how to escape and/or transition to higher force.

In addition to detailed video instruction and demonstrations, you’ll be able to download and print a “Class Guide” PDF, to help reinforce and train with the information presented in the class video.

Todd Fossey

Todd Fossey is the Founder and Chief Instructor at Integrative Defense Strategies in Minneapolis. He is a regular contributor on Funker Tactical YouTube channel, member of the Personal Defense Network’s team, 2nd Amendment advocate and champion for the Citizen Defender. Todd is best known for his innovative, evidence-based and holistic approaches to integrating multiple disciplines into training and personal defense, specializing in extreme close quarters, weapons based combatives for armed Citizen Defenders with an emphasis in weapons defense, weapon takeaways, active shooter and terror response training. After training several years with the Israelis, Todd earned his earned is black belt in Krav Maga in 2017. Fossey continues his extensive MMA and submission grappling training under legendary MMA Coach (and Special Forces Instructor) Greg Nelson at the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy. Fossey is a (FSI) Certified Force Science Analyst and is actively involved with training force on force scenario, active shooter and SWAT training for various law enforcement agencies and departments. Todd has a 15-year background in psychophysiology offering him special insight into the psychological, physiological and perceptual effects of high-stress critical incidents and human performance. During the time of his formal education, Fossey worked as a bouncer and head of security where he was faced with many violent and life-threatening encounters.

Todd Fossey

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