Self Defense Course.

Self Defense Course


1 day Course: $180


Audience: This course is conducted based on the needs of the individual or group. Whichever is applicable: we can gear it toward individuals, college environment, corporate or sales/real estate arenas. If you are working alone conducting sales or in-home assistance, this course is a must!


Scope:  This course is for anyone who wants to be able to defend themselves by learning many valuable survival skills. This is accomplished by covering the areas of situational awareness, pre-attack indicators, and attack/survival mindset. We further couple the classroom portion with both unarmed and armed (pistol) training out on the range. By incorporating pistol training into this program we feel that we empower a person who may not have the strength or physical makeup to defend themselves in any situation. There is an option to only receive the unarmed (no pistols) portion which is a 5 hour period. If you are only interested in the unarmed portion we have the flexibility to come to your location, please contact Kevin (828.772.6884) for the requirements and scheduling details.


Participants should be prepared to train in all weather conditions. This program can be challenging and participants should come to class with an open mind and a good attitude. With our personal approach to training, low student to instructor ratio, your skills will improve!
This is an eight hour training day 8:30 am to 5:00 pm with 30 minutes for lunch. OR a five hour day (am or pm periods please contact Kevin to schedule). It is highly recommended that you bring your lunch as you will have no options within 15 mins of the range. It is also recommended you have snacks, some will be available such as crackers, candy bars, and granola bars. Otherwise, please bring your own.

Length & Price:

1 Day Course: $180

Areas of Instruction:

  • Situational Awareness
  • Pre-Attack Indicators
  • Pain Compliance Measures
  • Drawing a handgun from the holster
  • Shot placement
  • Concealed carry tips
  • Close range shooting
  • Attack/Survival Mindset
  • Non-Lethal techniques
  • Unarmed techniques


Prerequisites and Physical Requirements

  1. Student should be prepared to train in all weather
  2. Student must possess the physical strength and stamina to fire their firearms in shooting drills.
  3. Student should be physically able to get up and down from standing, kneeling and prone positions.


Required Equipment

  • Pistol in good working order with at least 2-3 magazines or speed clips for revolvers
  • Belt mounted, dominant side holster that covers the trigger
  • Sturdy belt at least 1.5” wide
  • Cap with brim (baseball or boonie style)
  • T-Shirt with crew neck collar (no V-necks)
  • Long pants (no shorts)
  • Jacket or vest for concealed carry (optional)
  • Light hiking boots or running shoes. NO open-toed shoes allowed!
  • Hearing protection (available upon request, no charge)
  • Wrap around eye protection (available upon request, no charge)
  • Water bottle or hydration system
  • Sunscreen / Bug Spray
  • Foul weather clothing
  • Note taking materials
  • 200-300 rounds of range ammo (available for purchase at BRM with advanced notice)

**If you do not possess any of the above gear, please contact Kevin as far out from the course date as possible**


Optional Equipment

  • Knee pads / elbow pads (highly recommended)
  • Long sleeve ‘Sun’ shirt (can be button type)

Teaching Style:

At Blue Ridge Marksmanship, we help you to gain a better understanding for your firearm. We help your gun handling abilities improve and we teach you ‘a way’ to shoot. There are millions of ways to fire a gun and hit a target, we will help you find the best one for you, not hammer you into ‘the way’ to shoot.

North Carolina’s Premier Shooting School