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ASE ( Active Shooter Event)

At this years 48 Hours of Adrenaline one of the "Hot topics" was how to deal with an Active Shooter.  FAST currently doesn't have a standardized curriculum for this specific topic although we certainly have several advanced class plans that can answer this question.  Does FAST need to put its foot in the ring on [...]

By | 2016-12-30T16:34:45+00:00 August 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

What ever Happened to…..

"Sticks and Stones may break my Bones but Words will never Hurt me!" This months tip is for SBF.  With the invention of social media also comes cyber bullying.  Basically the Star Trek way to try and hurt someones feelings without having to be anywhere near them. As a parent you must know what your [...]

By | 2016-12-30T16:34:45+00:00 June 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

#STOPASSAULTFAST DAY

SUCCESS! Here are just a few pics from SAF classes.  Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram will have more if you search #stopassaultfast.  We had 4 countries, including the US, participate.  This was the first time FDG had stepped up to coordinate all of its membership locations for one single event.  We have a few places left [...]

By | 2016-12-30T16:34:45+00:00 May 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

‘Merica! Guns but Safety for All!

Use these rules at all times.  Use them when you are teaching a class to beginners or experts.  Use these rules when you are learning at the range, in a CCW course, or in a Martial Arts course.  It does not matter what the gun is made out of; rubber, metal, or plastic.  It does [...]

By | 2016-12-30T16:34:45+00:00 April 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

UK & EU Basic Instructor Certification, January 2016

by Andras Willward, Andras Willward Despite being beset by all kinds of logistical challenges in the previous twelve months and a late (though unrealized) threat of snow and storms, the United Kingdom and European Union FAST Defense Global Basic Instructor Certification Event - to give it its full, grandiose title - finally took place on the [...]

By | 2016-12-30T16:34:45+00:00 February 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

2016 A Year in Review

"A Year in Review" by Todd Miller Its hard to believe 2015 is over and FDG is already moving into 2016. To most, success seems to come quickly. When you watch others and what they have accomplished, you usually can not  appreciate what it has taken for them to get where they are. Ultimately, in [...]

By | 2016-12-30T16:34:45+00:00 January 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s over, Now what!

What you do in the immediate aftermath of a self-defense incident is of the utmost importance.  Using physical force to protect yourself when you are threatened is at the C of FAST's ABCs. Confidence to do what needs to be done.  It's what the practice is about.  When the threat is over, whether as a [...]

By | 2016-01-16T07:30:43+00:00 November 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

To Dash Cam or Not to Dash Cam

"When the camera is turned on, the dash cam records everything" YouTube is full of every kind of video, parody, and, apparently, abundant amounts of outrageous footage from dash-mounted cameras. Dash cams aren't completely alien concepts to American drivers, but not everyone has one stuck on their vehicle's windshield-this kind of device is generally [...]

By | 2016-12-30T16:34:46+00:00 October 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments