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5919 Hwy 291 Ste. 8
Nine Mile Falls, WA 99026


Thank you to those who attended the Active Shooter Presentation.  If you would like to have us present the information to your group, please feel free to contact us.  The handout from the presentation is attached and below is the link to the FBI report referenced is: https://www.fbi.gov/file-repository/activeshooterincidentsus_2014-2015.pdf

The owners of Defensive Reality are heart broken over the tragedies that have happened the last few weeks.  

Most active shooter incidents last 5 minutes or less.  Average police response is 10-12 minutes.  Unfortunately, police could not make it to the scene before the situation was already over.  Unarmed civilians, principals, teachers, students have played a big role in stopping the rampage from being even worse. 

Between 2014-2015 there were 20 active shooter incidents across the country.  Five of those incidents occurred in the Northwest.  Six of the 20 were in educational facilities and 4 of those were in the Northwest.   




Have you taken algebra? 

When is the last time you used algebra? 

My daughter is currently doing Algebra and I don't have any clue how to help her and I have not used Algebra since I took it in High School.

Have you taken some form of self defense? 

Have you had to use that self defense? 

Was there a time when you wished you had learned Self Defense? 

Most of us don't think about algebra until something comes up that we might need it. The same goes for self defense - we don't think about it until we need it. 

Under stress we revert to our lowest level of training. If we have not had training, we often end up with panic. Unfortunately because of panic, we often end up our worst enemies if we survive a violent encounter. We then think about what we should have done, what we should have said, what we could have done, other options and we end up beating ourselves up. 

With training we can stem off a lot of that. There is no training to keep you safe from every what if, but training will give you a fighting chance.


We have a question for you...
What holds you back from attending professional training?
The excuses I usually hear are as follows:

1. Time - Time is also called priority. Is safety not a priority for you or your family? Are you not worth the time to receive training on how to best protect yourself or your family?

2. Cost - The cost of training is momentary but the skills and confidence you gain will last a lifetime.

3. I know how to shoot or I have never been in a fight so I don't need training - 50% of all gun owners never receive professional training. Reality Check - When put under stress, like in the event of an attack or a violent encounter, our brain reverts to our lowest level of training - If you have never received training, there is nothing for your brain to refer to and you may not have the skill when you need.

Have you made these same excuses? What are you going to do about it? Let us know your thoughts!


We were very honored to have the Journal of Business contact us for an article.  Training for Self Defense can happen in many ways.  Let us know if you have any questions regarding Self Defense Training or Firearms Training.  




We have been so honored to have a couple of our local stations do stories on our Bully Proofing Program.  Below are the links to a few of the videos.  Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.  It is called Kid's Jiu Jitsu on our site.  







Defensive Reality is excited to announce a partnership with Derek Cleveland!  

Mr. Derek Cleveland, a personal protection, defensive tactics and close quarter combat specialist is a longtime professional instructor who specializes in combative training and is an expert in a wide variety of skill sets that make him incredibly unique in his teaching and training of others as well as in his own training and ability.  As a career martial artist, he has spent most of his life studying several different aspects of combat in order to offer the ideal combination of self-protection in an efficient and easy to learn format for anyone. Mr. Cleveland teaches Old Style Muay Thai (Muay Chao Chur), Military Style Muay Thai (Lerdrit), Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo and Pekiti Tersia Kali along with a complete platform of unarmed combat, bladed weapons, impact weapons and firearms training for men, women and children with specialized training programs for civilian, law enforcement and military personnel.

  • N.R.A. Certified Firearms Instructor
  • Bladed-impact Weapons Instructor
  • Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics Instructor Master Certification
  • CQC Instructor for Akribis Group (A national security company specialist)
  • W.I.S.E. (Women's Intelligent Survival Education) Women's Self-Defense Instructor 
  • Armorer for Smith and Wesson M&P
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
  • Danzan Ryu/Japanese Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
  • Muay Thai Instructor
  • Pekiti Tersia Kali Instructor
  • Over 40 years of Martial Arts Training and Experience

Defensive Reality is honored to have such a wonderful instructor join us to teach not only our Personal Defense program, also our Close Quarters program and the Kid's Bully Proofing and Jui Jitsu program.  We are excited that we have such a high caliber partner in the Spokane area.  

Join us on Tuesday evenings to experience this world class instruction!


No one plans to have their car broken into.  No one plans to have their home broken into.  We take precautions but even with the precautions, often we all experience crime on some level.

According to the FBI, most violent interactions last 5 minutes or less.  The average police response is 10-12 minutes across the country.  Police are there to take reports and try to catch criminals after an illegal act has already taken place.  Unfortunately, they can not stop crime, they can help deter it and investigate afterwards.  Shouldn't you train like Law Enforcement in order to keep yourself and family safe?  

Department of Justice found that 1 in 5 homes across America will experience a home invasion.  60% of those home invasions will involve a rape!  That is 1 home on every block in America!  

We offer training otherwise reserved for Law Enforcement and Military and training for the real possibilities in every day life.  

What kinds of training are you most interested in?  Contact Us and let us know what kind of training you are most interested in attending.  Is the Open Hand Training, Kids Self Defense, Firearm Training, Knife Training, Reality Conceal Carry most appealing to you?

Receive a coupon for your next class within a week of Contacting Us!  We look forward to hearing from you!


Do you think about your personal safety?  What are your biggest concerns?  Do you think it can't happen to me or it won't happen here?  What tools do you use or carry with you for personal safety?  Have you taken a Self Defense course or some kind of martial arts?  

There are many things to consider when it comes to personal safety.  

What chapter of life are you in?  

  • A single college student or working person?
  • Married or living with partner with no kids?
  • Married or with a partner and kids?  
    • How old are the kids?
    • Infant - 3
    • 4-7
    • 8-11
    • 12-14
    • 15-18
  • Are your kids going off to work or college?
  • Are you empty nesters looking forward to retirement someday?
  • Retired and fancy free?

These very different chapters of life and subsections of life and they all bring different challenges to personal safety.

We are excited to be able to offer safety options for all these chapters of life.  

For the single college student or working person - Usually you are too young to carry a firearm and may be that doesn't fit into your lifestyle.  The Close Call Academy program is perfect as it allows you to identify the 9 different predator types, identify potentially dangerous situations and how to out smart the predator without any weapons and without any physical requirements.  Our Unarmed Personal Safety Course teaches how to use simple body movements and how to get out of common grabs and make distance.  If you are interested in an on-going class, we have a once a week evening class that teaches more open hand and kinfe fighting.  Depending on your comfort level, we have options to help you increase your personal safety.

People with no kids - Women, Close Call Academy is for you too!  Also, what a great bonding experience to work on your personal safety together once a week and get familiar with open hand techniques, bladed techniques and if interested, you could join us for a firearms class or two as well.

People with kids - You are in luck!  Our Bully-Proofing class is for kids 4-17 years of age.  We also offer a kids shooting class for 11-17 year olds also once a week.  If you are looking to get away from the kids, Unarmed Personal Safety and our firearms classes are a great get away for a short amount of time allowing you to increase your skills and get some frustration out wink

If your kids are headed off to college, attend a class together so you can have an open and honest dialog about the realities of a dangerous world.

Are you retired and fancy free? Perfect!  What a great time to either pick up a new skill or increase skills may be you didn't have time for while kids and work consumed your days.  


Lets look at some stats - 1 in 5 households across America will be involved in a Home Invasion.  1 in 5 women will experience a sexual assault at some point in their life.  70% of kids will experience or witness bullying during their school years.  15,000 bar-goers will be drugged every year in America.  Most violent interactions happen within 6 feet.  

What is your safety worth?