Warriors  Sharpening  Warriors

Classes, Seminars and Workshops -




Security Basic Unarmed -

In this five hour block of instruction, we will cover the following topics mandated by the state of Tennessee by TCA 62-35-118: Orientation, Legal Powers and Limitations of a Security Officer, Emergency Procedures, and General Duties. Additionally, we will discuss current trends and threats in the public safety community and identify tools to combat those issues.


Security Basic Armed -

In this eight hour state mandated block of instruction, we will cover the following topics mandated by TCA 62-35-118: Legal Limitations of the Use of a Firearm, Handling of a Firearm, and Safety and Maintenance of a Firearm. Additionally, we will discuss Cover and Concealment, Weapon Malfunctioning and Clearing, Basic Weapon Retention, and Combat Shooting vs. Target Shooting. Day 2 will be held at the range with at least four hours will be spent on basic marksmanship and qualifying. Officers will be asked to bring 150 rounds each. Limited ammunition will be available for purchase.


Impact Weapons -

In this dynamic, hands-on six hour class, officers will divide instruction time with various drills. Officers will participate in response training to simulated threats using impact weapons, impact weapon drills against bags, and force on force drills against instructors. As this is a physically engaging class, participants must bring protective gear such as mouth pieces and groin protection.


Reactive Baton Defense 1 -

This four hour class introduces the participant to the basic concepts and techniques of the Reactive Baton Defense system including principles and concepts in defending oneself with their own baton from an aggressive blunt weapon attack (such as a pipe, stick, bat, board). Focus is on developing a strong foundation in the program through static drills that lead to muscle memory and fluid movement. 


Reactive Baton Defense 2 - 

The six hour RBD 2 class gives the participant the basic concepts and techniques of the Reactive Baton Defense system including principles and concepts in defending oneself with their own baton from an aggressive blunt weapon attack (such as a pipe, stick, bat, board). Focus is on developing a strong foundation in the program through static drills that lead to muscle memory and fluid movement. Disarms are also included. Stress drills are later introduced to get the participant to perform dynamically while under pressure.


Defensive Chemical Spray -

In this four hour block of instruction, we will cover the requirements for security officers to carry and use defensive chemical spray. Since there are not any requirements for officers to be exposed to spraying before certification, application is voluntary. Waivers must be signed by those choosing to experience application.


TASER -

In this eight hour block of instruction, we will cover the requirements of both the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance and TASER, Inc. The officer will learn the mechanics of how a TASER works, what it can do, and most importantly, what it can not do. In compliance with TASER, Inc. requirements, officers must fire two live TASER cartridges at a target. Due to their costliness, this must be rolled into the cost of the class.


Combat Handgun -

In this eight hour range day, officers will instructed on the following shooting techniques: Shooting under stress, moving and shooting, standing, kneeling, and prone shooting, shooting from behind cover, and various combat shooting techniques. Officers will need to bring 200 rounds with them for this day. Again, limited ammunition will be available for purchase on- site.


Reactive Knife Defense 1 -

RKD was developed to give Public Safey Professionals a method of defending or responding to a spontaneous edged weapon threat from an aggressive subject. The system is based on sound principles of defense and control. Other aspects such as distancing, positioning and body language are covered as well. This is a four hour class.


Reactive Knife Defense 2 -

The eight hour RKD 2 class gives the participant the basic concepts and techniques of the Reactive Knife Defense system. Focus is on developing a strong foundation in the program through static drills that lead to muscle memory and fluid movement. Stress drills are later introduced to get the participant to perform dynamically while under pressure. Disarms are also included.


Edged Weapon Tactics -

The EWT course adds to the RKD course by providing a separate dimension regarding edged weapons. The EWT course emphasizes aggressive offensive and counter-offensive tactics with an edged weapon against single or multiple aggressors. This program covers use of an edged weapon as an alternative to the Firearm where a life threatening situation is imminent and your Firearm cannot be or is no longer in service. The EWT course is excellent for Special Response Teams and Dignitary Protection Services. The Reactive Knife Defense 2 course is a prerequisite to participate in this course. Proper technique for knife deployment and use is covered in multiple situations where use of lethal force would be justified.


Defensive Tactics 1 (Basic Officer Tactics) -

This eight hour block of instructions divided into two parts. The first four hours, the officer will receive classroom instruction on the sympathetic nervous system and why it is important to public safety professionals. We will discuss how, when, and why it is activated and tools to manage and control it. The second component of this block will be hands-on learning of defensive maneuvers such as pressure points, joint manipulation, and pain compliance techniques.


Defensive Tactics 2 (Ground Fighting) -

In this eight hour block of instruction, the officer will use the foundational tools learned in DT1 and build on them. Since the majority of public safety officer physical confrontations end up on the ground (either by the combatant putting you there or, hopefully, by you putting the combatant there for cuffing), both proper ground defensive and offensive skills are paramount. We will take this class to the mat and learn the best tools to engage and disengage various holds and locks to take a combatant into custody.


Tactical Handcuffing -

In this four hour block of instruction, the officer will learn proper techniques for standing, kneeling, and prone cuffing and which technique will give the best advantage over the combatant in various situations. Attention will also be focused on the best tactical time to cuff vs. continuing to fight.