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FAST DEFENSE Training at ATA Excellence Martial Arts:

The Missing Link in Effective Personal Protection


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FAST Defense

An effective training system with unique benefits

FAST Defense Training is the ONLY personal protection training in the world that:

  • Addresses the real-time physiological FIGHT response to a real-time threat.
  • Does not require weeks, months, or years of training to be able to respond to a threat.
  • Has long-term retention with immediate recall when threatened, up to 10 years after the training.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is FAST Defense?

FAST Defense is a system for teaching effective real life personal protection skills. It starts with a 3 hour Stop Assault FAST Level 1 training course. FAST stands for Fear Adrenal Stress Training and is the only self-defense system set up to address the physiology of addrenaline stress!.

Do I need prior experience? 

Nope! You don't need any kinds of training before taking our basic course. In just three hours you'll have all the basic skills you need to protect yourself.

When is your next seminar?

We offer our basic training course as well as advanced courses throughout the year. Be sure to click the button above to get info on our next training opportunity.

Who is this training for?

We offer FAST Defense training for kids as well as for kids and adults. It's our belief that EVERYBODY needs to go through this form of personal protection training at least once in their life.

What is the Stop Assault FAST training?

It's the full toolkit of the ABC’s of FAST Defense: 

  • To recognize the warning signs of attack and avoid threatening situations before they become dangerous 
  • How to avoid attackers by not looking like a victim 
  • To use the power of your voice and body language (most confrontations and assaults can be stopped by a strong voice, good eye contact and body carriage) 
  • To find and utilize the power of your fear, not be paralyzed by it
  • And when all else fails, to protect yourself and your loved ones with simple & effective FULL FORCE techniques to the attacker’s vulnerable areas

Is there really fighting?

No! We run you through scenario based training, not real fights. Through an intricate and finely choreographed instructional process, students learn in very short order, via safe, and fun stress induced scenarios how to transition from a freeze response and into a fight response in a real-time, real-world threat. These scenarios become the motivational fuel that generates the energy, passion and commitment of the student to not only survive the confrontation, but to have control of themselves and the confrontation outcome.


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