By law the definition of self defense is "non state sanctioned use of force with no duty to advance". We are certified to teach self defense law through the law of self defense Academy for the state of AL.
Does self-defense work?
Yes it works and the more training you have the better the outcome.
Is self-defense training a guarantee that you will be safe?
No it's no guarantee that you will survive or survive without harm but it does place you way ahead of the survival curve.
Must I train for years to learn to defend myself?
No you do not have to train for years everyday to learn a defensive skill set.
What is the role of Mace, Pepper Spray or other 'devices' as self defense aids?
These are referred to as less than lethal options and are discussed in the classes.
Should I get a gun?
We do not tell people to buy a gun, that's is a personal choice. We do however guide them in making the right choice of weapon for the job and provide training for it.
What is the best method to learn self-defense?
Best to learn it all, unarmed, edged weapon and firearm defense. The more tools in your tool box the better off and more rounded your defense is.
How long is this program?
We offer 5 hour core courses in unarmed, edged weapon and firearms defense. We also offer monthly memberships in unarmed defense.
Can I bring my younger daughter with me?
You can and we even have special pricing for parents who would like to take a course with their child.
Do you need any prior experience to attend this class? Do I need to be in top physical shape to participate?
You do not need prior experience to take any of our courses and you do not need to be in top shape to do so either.
What should I wear for the class?
Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothes and closed-toe shoes.
What should I bring?
That depends on what course you are taking.
Is there a minimum age limit to attend a class?
I do not train children younger than 10 years old.
Who will be teaching the class?
All classes are taught by the owner of S.D.T.C. Buck Terry.
I have a group that wants to take a class together. Do you offer group classes?