The Sheepdog exists to protect the vulnerable sheep from the wolves

A Sheepdog’s Response

People face threats of violence every day, ranging from large-scale terrorism to one-on-one assaults. Most people are unprepared, unequipped, and untrained to respond effectively. This weakness in the flock allows the wolves to attack with great ease and success.

The answer is not more laws. The wolves don’t follow them. We must give the good guys the tools they need to effectively respond to violence. The more Sheepdogs we can train to be truly ready to respond to a mass shooting, terrorist attack, violent mugging or home invasion, the better the chances are that the bad guys will get what they deserve and the good guys will survive. Most people sign up for martial arts or weapons training expecting to learn realistic self-defense, and few get it…

We have developed a curriculum that addresses the skills you need to successfully respond to threats


Awareness of the situation and environment around you, and early identification of threats.


Assessment of the best response to the situation. Consider collateral damage, and who and what you have to protect.


Action must often follow your assessment. Our response will be acute. We will go ugly early. When we act, it will be absolute.


Analysis of other potential threats, assuring conclusion of your initial action, and then movement forward.