Course Information

The Women’s ADEPT Protective Training program is an 8 hour course, broken into four 2-hour classes, covering the critical mindset and skill sets necessary for the modern woman to avoid/survive a predatory attack. This course places a HEAVY emphasis on the preventative measures a woman can utilize to significantly decrease the likelihood of becoming a victim of an attack in the first place. Covering the spectrum of outcomes, preparing for the worst case scenario of an actual attack, students will be taught the high-percentage physical skills needed to effectively survive the ambush and create avenues of escape.  The focus of the coursework is avoidance, survival, escape.

** Courses may be taken in order or as student availability dictates **





Any students with physical limitations should make the instructor aware of them when registering for the course, to ensure student specific tactics can be addressed.  Examples include but are not limited to – advanced age, limited mobility, physical handicaps, etc. Please EMAIL the instructors at Training@Dbackshootingsports.com

What this course covers

  • The ADEPT
  • Proper mindset
  • Preventative Measures
  • Proper Falling Techniques
  • Proper Recovering Techniques
  • The Three A’s
  • The Three D’s
  • The Three E’s
  • The P
  • The Three T’s
  • Recommended Force Multipliers
  • Weapons of Opportunity
  • Typical Pre-Attack Indicators
  • Predator Victim Selection Process
  • Typical Criminal Attack Process
  • Asocial versus Social Violence Critical Differences
  • Verbal De-Escalation Techniques

Required Gear:

Note-taking material
Gym style clothing and footwear
Water or sports drinks

Our Instructors

A US Army 1st Infantry Division medic, JD served in Operation New Dawn in Iraq (2010-2011) a Medic. After his active duty service, he contracted as a civilian worldwide and continued to provide operational medical support across the Middle East and Africa. In addition, he served with Arizona’s own 1/158th National Guard unit. He taught over 200 Combat Life Saver (CLS) Courses during his time in service and has firsthand experience in combat trauma.


-NREMT and Combat Medic Trained
-Warrior Leader Course (WLC) 2013
-United States Army NCO

A US Army 82nd Airborne Reconnaissance Infantryman, and Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran (2008-2009), I also spend as much time as possible outside hunting and fishing. Having countless hours training with multiple weapon platforms from crew served weapons to pistols, and having trained military, law enforcement, and civilians. I organized Diamondback Training Center’s teaching methodology following Murphy’s law, and taking equal portions of military, law enforcement, and civilian training environments to give our students the best experience possible.


-NRA Certifications: Refuse to be A Victim Instructor, Range Safety Officer, Pistol Instructor, Rifle Instructor, Inside and Outside the Home Personal Protection Instructor
-Arizona Department of Public Safety, Unarmed and Armed Security Guard Instructor
-Arizona Game and Fish Hunter Education Volunteer Instructor
-Sabre Red OC Spray Instructor
-ASP Baton, Handcuffing, and Flashlight Tactics Instructor
-CPR Certified

Upcoming Scheduled Courses

* To register click on one of the courses below