Mission Statement

Personal Defense Connection wants to help people learn how to be safer. It's that simple. 

Our goal is to help people learn Threat Awareness and Self Defense Skills to make them, and their communities, safer.

We will help you learn how to be aware, how to avoid potential threats, and how to be confident and prepared to effectively handle the possibility of a violent encounter.

A history of how Personal Defense Connection came to be...

The Self Defense Part:

Dave found that the majority of self defense classes involve martial arts, and that nearly all violent criminals that are “successful” do not practice any martial art.

He also found that there are people who are interested in basic self defense, but not necessarily in a five year black belt course.

Dave is not against martial arts. In fact, he studied Aikido for many years and really liked it. But martial arts isn't for everyone.

So he decided to create non-martial arts self defense classes with effective easy-to-learn and easy-to-remember techniques.

He started his own business, Personal Defense Connection, and created his signature "Simply Safer" and "Just in Case" series of self defense classes.

The classes are filled with information about threat awareness and avoidance, how to get the right defensive mindset to boost your confident and be able to defend yourself, and what to do after a violent encounter. And, of course, you'll learn self defense techniques to defend yourself in the event that you are attacked.

Dave also teaches Safety/Security classes for businesses and organizations. Contact us for more information.

The Handgun Part: 

Dave has been a firearms instructor for over 25 years. He is certified by the National Rifle Association and the Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners to teach their handgun courses, including MI CPL (Concealed Pistol License). 

He has also developed his own handgun courses.

And The Rest:

Dave has had training in other self defensive weapons, as well. (Knives, Kubotans, Pepper Spray, etc.) Contact us if you are interested in any of these classes.

Your Life is a Gift. Learn How to Defend it. Take a Self Defense Class or two.

Personal Defense Connection is ready to teach you how to protect yourself with your own natural body weapons, or with self defense tools (including handguns). 

We specialize in improving people's awareness, mindset and self defense, through education and training. 

Real personal defense requires a critical connection between emotion, mind and physical skill.  Our classes connect these personal attributes to increase your confidence and ability to prepare for, perceive, and act, to avoid danger or defend yourself (or others) when confronted with real personal violence.

Our classes are held mainly in Southeast Michigan. However, we can schedule classes outside of our area.

We work with community groups as well as individuals.

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