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Jim Wagner, one of the first self-defense instructor to introduce techniques, tactics, and training methods to survive terrorist attacks and modern crime (active shooters, criminal chemical attacks, drive-by shootings, etc.). His teaching is based on his tactical career as a U.S. Army combat soldier, corrections officer, police officer, S.W.A.T. officer, team leader of a Dignitary Protection Unit for America’s fifth largest Sheriff’s department, a U.S. federal agent counterterrorist during the Global War on Terrorism, Reserve Military Police soldier, military bodyguard, Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO), Security Forces sergeant, and a team leader of a military Special Reaction Team. He worked in the private security and bodyguarding sectors, most notably protecting Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and working for the Walt Disney Company. Since 2003 Jim has been teaching his Reality-Based Personal Protection system around the world and in martial arts schools, where he offers self-defense instructors a way to increase their business by teaching Terrorism Survival, Crime Survival, and other courses. If you want to become certified to teach at your school, you can purchase the Jim Wagner Reality-Based Personal Protection Instructor Package at a discount through USAdojo.com by using the code USARBPP1706.

When Can You Legally Defend Yourself?

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Krav Maga Not Alone Anymore

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Ask Yourself “Who is the Enemy?”

If you are devoting yourself to the martial arts in order to defend yourself or others you must ask yourself a simple question, "Who...

A to Z Training Concept

Unlike traditional-based or sport-based martial arts, one of the most important components of the reality-based martial arts is the concept of "A to Z...

Jim Wagner Reality-Based

Jim Wagner’s Reality-Based Personal Protection system has created a major shift in the way people are learning self-defense world wide. Black Belt magazine labeled...

Jim Wagner Books

Reality Based Personal Protection You hear the crack of sniper fire . . . A knife-wielding attacker threatens your family . . . Terrorists detonate...

The Jim Wagner Use-of-Force Ladder for Civilian Self Defense

Every adversary you come across is going to have the same level of fighting skills and the same reasons for fighting you, right? Wrong....

Combat Knives and Knife Combat: Knife Models, Carrying Systems, Combat Techniques

On July 28, 2015 Jim Wagner's new book, Combat Knives and Knife Combat, co-written by Dietmar Pohl, who wrote on the technical aspects of...

Jim Wagner Seminars

Jim Wagner Knife Camp September 27 - 28, 2014 in Camarillo, California SEPTEMBER COURSE: Knife Camp DATE: September 27 and 28 LOCATION: Camarillo, California, USA SIGN UP HERE:  Jim Wagner...

Jim Wagner Reality-Based Training Tool

Have you ever heard this argument during knife training before? The attacker swears, “I cut you! You would have been dead!” Then the defender says, “No...

Filipino Kali is Alive and Well in Today’s Police and Military...

Thumb through any martial arts magazine and you’ll see advertisements and the mention of the Filipino martial arts (kali, escrima, and arnis). In today’s...

Reality-Based Training One Minute at a Time

It doesn't take years to learn self-defense, it takes days.” That’s a statement I've used to promote my Reality-Based Personal Protection system for many...

The Original Israeli Martial Art

Four years ago the martial arts community outside of Israel’s borders knew of only one Israeli martial art system, and that was Krav Maga...

How to Survive Bomb Attacks

You may be learning a martial arts system in order to protect yourself against a common criminal, but does your training also include how...

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