Be A Hard Target. A self-defense system that will get you there.
Most people believe it takes years to learn self-defense. It doesn't. Just go to Jim Wagner's teaching video on YouTube and you'll start learning life saving techniques and training methods in only minutes. See for yourself.
Jim Wagner's proven modern self-defense system Reality-Based Personal Protection has been used by elite police and military teams worldwide for over a decade. Self-defense instructors from all the world's martial arts systems come to Jim's system to fill in the gaps of their own training. However, if you're not a Special Forces operator, SWAT Team member, or a black blet, don't let that intimidate you. You've already seen for yourself on YouTube how easy the system is to learn. This civilian version is exactly what you need to protect yourself and loved ones against today's crime and terrorism. No previous martial arts training is required, and every technique can be mastered in just five minutes. After that it's up to you to practice it to make it "muscle memory." If you go through this website and see who Jim Wagner has trained, you will know that we are not joking. We can transform you, giving you the skills and confidence you need. Really.
If you ever have the opportunity to attend one of Jim's courses in person you'll go at the pace and level you feel comfortable with, even if you have some physical limitations, we will prepare you both physically and mentally for today's violence using internationally recognized safety standards; standards Jim Wagner helped to create since 1987.
This is the only complete civilian self-defense system in the world, and the original reality-based system recognized by the world's leading martial arts magazines. By "complete" we mean that you will not only learn how to survive armed and unarmed conflict, but you will be given detailed instructions in pre-conflict and post-conflict; things you must be aware of before a conflict and what you must do after a conflict. By "reality-based" we mean the term that Jim Wagner coined to describe self-defense training that is as realistic as it gets; the very same teaching methods as the police and military, and Jim Wagner should know: former soldier, corrections officer, police officer, SWAT officer, diplomatic bodyguard, United States Federal Air Marshal, bodyguard for celebrities, currently a Reserve soldier in a military police unit, and who has also been training civilians for over 20 years. He knows how to take a beginner and make them into an expert, and make experts better.
So, who comes to take these courses? Just about everybody: university students, housewives, business professionals, concerned parents, travelers, black belts, and government officials because we teach many life saving skills that others simply do not.. Even many police and military personnel take our civilian lessons to fill in the gaps where their own training lacks. For very little time and money you can finally get what you know you need from experts who will take you step-by-step through a process that is much easier than you think.
CLICK HERE for a description of the 10 courses, each 8 hours, that will change your life by opening your eyes to the dangers around you, giving you situational awareness, and instilling self-confidence that will stay with you for a lifetime; not to mention the best techniques and training methods around.
Jim Wagner, the founder
If you had a desire to learn how to sky dive or SCUBA dive for the first time, would you want to learn from someone who has never jumped from an airplane before or someone who only got their underwater experience from a swimming pool? Of course not, and yet most civilian self-defense instructors have never been in an actual life-and-death conflict, and are merely passing down information given to them from their instructors. Even if they have been in the proverbial "bar fight" in their past the question must be asked, "Have they been shot at, attacked with a knife, or looked into the eyes of a criminal or terrorist?"
Although an operator in the military and law enforcement communities for two decades Jim Wagner's popularity with the civilian martial arts community began with his monthly column HIGH RISK back in 1999 in the world's oldest and most popular martial arts publication Black Belt magazine, which is read by over 100,000 readers worldwide. In 2006 he was inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame as Self-Defense Instructor of the Year by the readers. This is the "Academy Awards" of the martial arts world. On the other side of the ocean Jim Wagner writes for Budo International, Europe's largest martial arts magazine appearing regularly in several languages each time: French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and English. Budo International also inducted him into their Hall of Fame in 2006 for Outstanding Achievement for creating the Reality-Based martial arts. On September 17, 2010 Jim Wagner started writing for the world's larges martial arts online publication World Wide Dojo in the very section he coined for the martial arts world - REALITY BASED. The other two branches of the martial arts are TRADITIONAL-BASED and SPORT-BASED.
Drawing even more people into the Reality-Based Personal Protection system is Jim Wagner's top selling knife series that bears his own name and system - Jim Wagner Reality Based Blade. These knives are manufactured by world-famous knife manufacturer Boker based in the medieval sword and knife city of Solingen, Germany. Jim's knives can be found on today's elite warriors in today’s hot spots from Afghanistan to Iraq, and from cops to security personnel.
CLICK HERE to view the February 2008 issue of Black Belt magazine where Jim Wagner appears on the cover and is the feature story.