New Curriculum: The Defense Expert

Add REAL-WORLD Family Safety and Self-Defense Instruction To Your Curriculum

Turn on the television, listen to the radio, or read the local newspaper. The world is definitely a dangerous place — so parents are motivated to keep their families safe. Every member of a family – regardless of age – must:

  • Be aware of life’s dangers and alert to their presence
  • Trusting their intuition as an indicator of when to take action
  • Be confident that, if a threat occurs, they’ll know how to take appropriate action

In other words, they must be prepared.

US Fighting Systems, the world leader in real-world family safety and self-defense systems, provides a field-proven solution to address this need. It is taught by Dave Young, a internationally recognized defensive tactics trainer who has been teaching police, corrections, and military professionals for over 30 years.

This curriculum is very different from many other self-defense programs within the martial arts industry. It is taught to handle REAL WORLD encounters, where there are no mats, time limits, or referees.

Becoming certified in US Fighting Systems gives you the training and marketing tools to develop a reputation as the premier family safety and self-defense authority in your area.

This program is designed specifically for parents and their kids of all ages – with techniques that are quick to learn, easy to remember, and work within the physical capabilities of the person applying them.

Our clients have seen the following business-building benefits by being The Defense Expert in their community.

  • Increased enrollments and retention
  • Invites into local schools to address safety policies
  • Money-generating community seminars
  • Local media attention
  • Increased school credibility

This program is designed specifically for parents and their kids of all ages – with techniques and tactics that are quick to learn, easy to remember, and work within the physical capabilities of the person applying them. Students don’t need to be in-shape 20-somethings for these techniques to be effective.

This is possible because these professional-level techniques and tactics have been repeatedly validated for over 30 years by law enforcement professionals who have limited time for training and vary widely in size and abilities.

US Fighting Systems was developed by Dave Young, an internationally recognized defensive tactics trainer who has been training police, corrections and military professionals how to stay safe and defend themselves since 1980. Dave offers 70 professional training courses to public safety professionals throughout the world.

Dave has been featured in People Magazine and CNN. He also hosted the National Geographic documentary Crash Test Human for three years.

As a certified US Fighting Systems instructor, you will able to stop your students from having to worry about their family’s safety by ensuring they:

  • Know the critical safety indicators and the best strategies for protection from violence
  • Practice the actions they MUST take if a threat ever occurs
  • Understand how to protect themselves from the legal issues that often occur following a attack

When you become a certified Defense Expert martial arts school, here is what you get:

1. Training videos (sent by UPS) on the core certification topics of gun disarming, knife disarming and family defense.

2. Two days of intensive training with Dave Young on the core certification topics (held several times a year in various US locations).

3. A local Defense Expert lead-generation website for your martial arts school, which positions you as THE family safety and self-defense expert in your community independent of your martial arts school ownership (see example at: Includes Family Safety Toolkit.

4. Listing on, our national website where people can search for a certified Defense Expert school in their area.

5. Opportunity to generate additional revenues by selling Your Family Defense products in your community.

6. Access to an online resource with advanced training videos and comprehensive information on how to use US Fighting Systems to generate media attention, enroll new students and enhance student retention.

7. Regular conference calls with Master Chan Lee, owner of 6 martial arts schools in Milwaukee, WI that are all certified Defense Expert schools. During these calls with other certified school owners the latest and most effective curriculum and marketing ideas are exchanged.

8. Online resource providing family safety and self-defense tips for your students that you can use as an additional component of your curriculum.

9. Access to a wide range of Defense Expert marketing materials, such as posters, postcards, advertisements and media press releases.

10. Association with a public relations campaign to promote our network of Defense Expert schools.

11. Opportunity to get additional US Fighting Systems certifications to expand your curriculum even further and increase your school’s appeal to a wide range of students, including law enforcement, corrections, security and military personnel.


Given the established credibility of this program (developed by Vistelar, Dave Young background, used on the street with the most violent of criminals for over 30 years), we should be charging thousands dollars to become a certified instructor, which allows you to position yourself as The Defense Expert in your local community. Then, on a monthly basis — with the website, listing, ongoing marketing support — we should be charging hundreds of dollars per month.

However, because we want every community to have a Defense Expert, we’re offering our US Fighting Systems Certification for a small initial fee and a very low monthly price.

To learn more, just fill out the form below or call 888-893-8952

Note: Multiple-Service Discounts Are Available

For an additional fee, Dave will come to your location to provide the required in-person training. During Dave’s visit, he will also provide aworkshop for your students and guests on family defense

Unique attributes of US Fighting Systems tactics

  • Gross-motor-skills-based – most tactics requires just three steps to apply
  • Effective regardless of strength and physical size limitations
  • Same technique for both standing, sitting and ground defense
  • Many tactics don’t require pain to be effective
  • Medically sound – uses anatomically correct techniques
  • Courtroom defensible – no terminology confusion
  • Tactically sound – proven in real-world situations