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Instruction - training - choices

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We are explorations in Critical Thinking Under Stress as related to Self Defense.

Self defense is a strategy.  A firearm is a tool.  If your strategy has only one tool, you have increased your risk, NOT reduced it. "IF the only tool you have is a hammer, every job tends to look like a nail" ~ Abraham Maslow.  You get the idea.

As a firearm instructor, I see the vast majority of people who obtain their  concealed carry permit,  do ONLY  enough to obtain it.  They do not engage in any further training of any kind.

We are recommending that in addition to your range time that you train in conflict resolution, de escalation techniques and strategies, as well as an introduction to the physical skills through martial arts.  Training creates awareness, increases intuitive options and makes you safer through smarter choices.

"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge." ~Charles Darwin

The choice to use a firearm is a decision.  It should be the last decision anyone should make.  The best way to be sure a firearm  is the right choice is to understand all of your choices.

We also include a class in the introduction of  MA  and Federal firearm law as it pertains to MA residents.

ADC is a program of classes that teach alternatives to firearm use, NOT substitutes.  Our classes in De -escalation and conflict resolution, situational awareness and planning are designed for the everyday civilian although not limited to them.

We are not challenging our 2nd amendment constitutional rights, rather,  we are challenging  your common sense as to what constitutes responsible and effective self defense strategies.

Safety through education.


I am pleased at the group of instructors that have enthusisiactly agreed to teach for this program. Coming here will be a list of these dedicated people and a little about them.


Initially, the program will be offered in our location in Lowell MA. We are looking to expand into other communities. Look for updates here.

Don't be the victim

Don't take the bait.

Trust me,  don't do it !



Sometimes nothing is what it seems, even though what it seems ... is very convincing.