Critical Reaction Skills 3-DVD Class Set

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3-DVD Class Set: Critical Reaction Skills

Take your training offline and build your defensive best, starting with this information-packed set of personal defense classes on DVD from PDN Academy!

Responding intuitively and forcefully to a life-threatening event starts with a plan to act. This Critical Reaction Skills 3-DVD Class Set is a thorough combination of in-depth lessons and demonstrations, including over 7 hours of instruction to help you prepare to act immediately and effectively in the shock and chaos of a violent attack or traumatic event.

Prepare to overcome the disabling shock of an unexpected threat, develop the tactics to defy an attacker, and learn the tools and techniques you can use to save lives in the aftermath. Use what you learn to develop your plan to act!

Each of the 3 Class DVDs you’ll receive includes printable PDF bonus resources that will supplement and expand upon the video instruction you will see.

PLEASE NOTE: The content in these Class DVDs is identical to the individual Classes available in streaming video form, which you can purchase/review separately in the PDN store here.

Here is a detailed summary of each of the Class DVDs in this collection:

Self-Defense Medicine

In the immediate aftermath of a violent attack, once the threat has been eliminated, having the medical tools at hand and the training necessary to immediately tend to victims can mean the difference between life and death. This video class provides you with specific information, demonstrations, and insights to integrate emergency medical aid into your personal defense preparations and training.

Your instructor, Caleb Causey, will cover the following:

    • Immediate aftermath assessment
    • Tourniquets: overview and various applications
    • Pressure dressings and chest seals
    • Hemostatic agents
    • Circulation airway breathing (C.A.B.)
    • Hypovolemic shock

PLUS, you’ll get BONUS resources and helpful information to supplement the class content.

Instructor: Caleb Causey
Video run-time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Safer, Faster Knife Defense

This video class delivers over 3 hours of critical instruction, including training demonstrations and expert insight for anyone seeking to acquire the mental confidence and physical skills to use a knife for their own protection. Whether used as a primary defensive tool or secondary “force multiplier,” knives offer unique advantages over other defensive tools, making this one-of-a-kind training well worth the commitment.

With this training, you’ll increase your mental preparedness and physical techniques in the handling of a knife in any defensive situation. Specific topics you’ll learn include:

    • Gear selection and knife grips
    • Various knife carry methods
    • Stance, the draw, and non-violent posture
    • Tactical anatomy
    • Defensive knife tactics and hand-to-hand skills
    • Mindset and fear management

PLUS, you’ll get BONUS resources and helpful information to supplement the class content.

Instructor: Alessandro Padovani
Video run-time: 3 hours, 4 minutes

Active Shooter Response

History has taught us tragic lessons about what to do, and what not to do, in the terror and chaos of an active shooter event. This video class provides a comprehensive, pro-active approach for those who find themselves in the midst of an active shooter crisis – seeking to inform, enable and empower you with the knowledge and tactics to protect yourself and others, using any means available.

Class instructors are PDN Executive Director Rob Pincus and others, who will present:

    • Overview of risks, roles, and responsibilities
    • Recognizing a threat, assessing circumstances, and initiating a plan
    • Interacting with law enforcement
    • Considerations of shooting in public, in defense of others
    • Emergency medicine
    • Training for situation and sharing knowledge

PLUS, you’ll get BONUS resources and helpful information to supplement the class content.

Instructor: Rob Pincus
Video run-time: 2 hours, 58 minutes