Arizona Tactical Defense Training Institute™
  Arizona Tactical Defense Training Institute™
   "Adaptive Tactics" for Law Enforcement, Military, Corporate Security Personnel
      and Civilian / Family Self-Defense  (armed and unarmed)

We live in a dangerous world. This is not a reason to live in fear. Rather, it is an admission that there are individuals, and radical groups that seek to destroy our belief system and our freedoms.

The notion of terrorism is not something that we see in the media as occurring exclusively in the Middle East or Europe. We have our own terrorism risks and dangers here in the US. That is a reality. Unfortunately, Terrorism is real-world, current and one of the most important considerations of our time. Terrorism is not only evident on foreign soil, but also domestically on CONUS (as proven by the New York and New Jersey bombings, the San Bernardino shootings, the Boston Marathon bombings, Mall of American stabbings, Fort Hood shootings, frequently heightened Terror and Travel alerts, and many other terror related events).

Current Terrorism Status and Advisory
US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Terrorism Advisory System
US Department of State Travel Warnings
US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Terrorism Warnings and News

While media and many politicians will often avoid the issue, downplay the risks, or blatantly avoid the discussion by spinning the topic, the outcomes are often injury and loss of life. The important point here is to avoid a false sense of security, and to be aware of the risks to you, your family, your friends, your neighbors and your country.

Our Law Enforcement, our Military and our First Responders are the absolute best. They do a tremendous job and deserve our respect and our appreciation. However, they cannot always be immediately on site, in response to a terrorist event. It is a matter of pure logistics (e.g. traffic, location, distance, number of first responders on duty, etc.).

Anti-Terrorism,Terrorism Response Training

The importance of understanding terrorist objectives, types of terrorist targets, and to provide an effective terrorism response are critical to you and your family's safety, to your community and to your peace of mind. You do not need to live in fear. You do not need to hide. You do not need to run. However, we do need to be aware, train, prepare and when necessary - to fight and stop the Terrorist threat !

Train like you fight and FIGHT like your life depends on it !

Our 2 day anti-terrorism training is comprehensive and includes both classroom and range components. Our training is offered to Civilians who meet US Patriot Act and Department of Homeland Security requirements, as well as to Law Enforcement and all branches of US Military.

Classroom (Day 1)
Our classroom training is specific, focused, comprehensive, and practical. We describe the 8 types of terrorism, with an emphasis on recent and potential terrorist events CONUS. We describe the mindset and motivation of the terrorist, typical targets of choice, rationale for terrorist target selection and assessment of risks and impact. We describe both domestic terrorism (e.g. anti-government, religious sects, political terrorism), and we also emphasize the increasing wave of Radical Extremist Islamic terrorism.

Our introduction to Terrorism will help you to learn about and understand:
- Terrorism Types
- Terrorist Motivations
- Well-known terrorist organizations
- Implications of Radical Extremist Islamic Terrorism
- Geo-political regions of Radical Extremist Islamic Terrorism
- Implications of terrorism to CONUS
- A basic introduction to Arabic (language)
- Terrorist Target Types and Rationale
- Urban Terrorism Scenarios
- Effective Response and Tactics (individual and team)

Having knowledge of terrorism types, motivations and targets are important, but only part of the solution. We also need to be aware, prepare, train, and be ready to take action. We need to be ready to protect ourselves, our families, our friends, our neighborhoods, our country and our way of life.

Range (Day 2)
Our range training, course of fire, and drills include tactics and response to multiple urban, terrorist active shooter scenarios. We run drills for room clearing, hallways, public venues, shooting under stress, shooting from cover, shooting on the move, anti-terrorism response as an individual, anti-terrorism response as a team, multiple targets, and hostage targets, malfunctions, and reloads. Our range training is rigorous and requires that the student has previous firearms safety and operations training.

Pre-Requisites - Attendance
All students must agree and submit to a background check and must also meet minimum requirements of:
- US Citizenship
- No felony convictions
- Not a gang member
- Not a member, not a participant, and not providing any type of support to any terrorist organization (e.g. "support" defined as financial, material, training, or political support)

All students must also meet minimum firearms qualifications:
- Active State issued CCW permit
- Prior Formal Firearms Training with Range Drills (must provide documented proof)
                  - or -
- Active or retired Law Enforcement (current or previously sworn and POST certified)
- Active, retired or honorably discharged Military

All students must be able to complete rigorous drills. Strict range safety protocols will be observed and without exception, students must fully comply with Instructor and Range Safety Officer commands. All students will be required to read, acknowledge and sign a liability waiver.

Pre-Requisites - Equipment

Each student will be required to bring:
- A clean, functional handgun (strong preference for semi-auto)
- A hard (Kydex or similar) OWB, Belt Mounted Holster (Note: unless you are - active - LE, a retention device is NOT allowed)
- A minimum of 3 handgun magazines, or 3 revolver speed loaders
- A belt mounted magazine or speed loader carrier
- 300 rounds of factory new, FMJ ammunition, caliber specific to your handgun
Recommended brands include: PMC, Federal, Winchester, Fiocchi, Remington, UMC
(no reloads or steel core are allowed)

Cost and Fees
All costs and fees are per person and subject to change without notice. Failure to pass a background check will prohibit attendance to the class. Background check fees are NOT refundable.
Pre-paid Background Check                                     $50
AZTDI-AT001 Anti-Terrorism Response Training   $600

We will not criticize, disparage, or negatively reflect on any religious institution, ethnicity, or nationality. Our emphasis is on known terrorist organizations, geo-political terrorism regions, and terrorist ideologies (e.g. as defined or described by any of: US Department of State, US Department of Homeland Security, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, United Nations, Interpol, and other information sources).

Our Instructors
Our instructors are certified in multiple disciplines and by multiple defense, military and private firearms and security industry training organizations (e.g DOD JCS, DOD DSS, DHS, FEMA, IST, S2 Institute, AFIMAC, NRA, USCCA, ICE / Delta Defense, etc.). Our instructors have been trained for Anti-Terrorism  and Terrorism response, as well as Weapons of Mass Destruction, Counter-Intelligence, and Active Shooter response. They will provide tremendous insights, deep knowledge and extensive experience with defensive firearms training.

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We are not an FFL or firearm dealer and as an organization, we do not sell, purchase, trade, distribute, or otherwise transfer firearms.

Contact us for training options and more information

AZ Tactical Defense Training Institute™
P. O. Box 30171
Phoenix,  AZ  85046-0171

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