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Stephen Spivey

Stephen Spivey
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Stephen Spivey is a leading authority in self defense. In 1993, he developed the reality based self defense American Combat System and the highly-requested seminar series, MaxDefense. Stephen taught members of special operations units such as U.S. Army Rangers and SEAL team members. He has also instructed law enforcement, S.W.A.T., and D.E.A. officers.

Self Defense Is Not Rocket Science

Here is a bold statement; self defense is not rocket science. In its most simple form it should be a natural flow of simple...

Knowing the Freeze: The Bodies Adrenal State

As a predator attacks, your body will go into an adrenal state. You are flooded with adrenaline (epinephrine), noradrenalin and cortisol. The good news...

Stephen Spivey Max Defense

Stephen Spivey Developed MaxDefense Stephen Spivey is a worldwide leading authority in self defense. At an early age, he was wired for reality-based self defense....

Is There a Caveman Lurking Inside You?

Our intuitive senses and instinctive reactions have been dulled by modern conveniences and "fingertip" technology. Society is also more "civilized", governed by laws and...

Stephen Spivey’s American Combat System

American Combat System (A.C.S.). A.C.S. was created in 1993 by Stephen Spivey. The system is a blend of Stephen's influences and experiences. This style...

System Continuity, A Key Component in a Self Defense System

A Must Have There are many key components that make up a good reality based self defense system. Knowing the psychology of an aggressor, using...

Become A Silverback Gorilla

If you would like to see the epitome of confidence, just click on your TV and watch an animal program featuring a family of...

The Vigilance Standard In Self Defense

Our society is becoming more violent. Violent crimes increase daily and yet, our world is more integrated than ever. We travel more, commute from...