Todd Fossey

Defense Against an Impact Weapon

with Todd Fossey

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.

  • 8 Sessions
  • 1h 55m

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.

Bonus materials available after purchase

Class Guide PDF

Download and print this detailed supplement as a reminder of the key aspects of defending against an impact weapon

Class Supplement PDF

This 1-page reference sheet summarizes the general legalities of applying force in self-defense

Video: Meet Your Instructor

Download this short video to meet your class instructor, Todd Fossey

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