Real-world personal-safety systems used by police


About Us

Your Family Defense (YFD) trains United States residents how to feel safe, be safe and, if attacked, defend themselves and WIN — both the physical fight and any courtroom battle that may follow.

YFD takes the personal safety and defense systems developed, refined, and proven to work over the last 30 years by police, corrections and military professionals and makes them available to the general public.

The company was founded in 2010 by Dave Young, an internationally recognized defense tactics trainer — to police, corrections and the military — who grew tired of what was being taught to the general public under the banner of personal safety and self defense. Dave knew, from over 25 years of real-world experience on the streets, that most of this type of training is impractical, misguided and — in many cases — downright dangerous.

In contrast, the personal safety and self-defense systems taught by YFD have the following nine attributes:

  1. Have staying alive as the #1 priority
  2. Work despite the physical limitations of the individual applying them
  3. Compensate for the physical capabilities of the assailant
  4. Consider all situations and environments where an attack may occur
  5. Are quick to learn and easy to remember (just 3 steps for each technique)
  6. Are courtroom defensible
  7. Are medically and tactically sound
  8. Are executed the same way whether standing or on the ground
  9. Have been proven to work in real life-or-death situations

The personal safety and self-defense training of YFD are delivered via multiple methods — including live training at host martial arts schools, online multimedia programs and physical products (DVDs, manuals).

Your Family Defense is a member of the Vistelar Group, a global speaking and training organization. Vistelar brings together the very best experts in their given field – with a focus on the fundamentals of human interaction and their real-world application.

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