For anyone who owns or rents a house or apartment …

Access To My Home-Defense Tips
— and Learn How The ‘Experts’
Often Get Things Wrong

My name is Dave Young, the founder of Arma Training and US Fighting Systems – and a director at the Vistelar Group.

You probably reached this page because you’ve seen one of my home-defense articles or videos somewhere on the Internet.

Since 1972 I have been concerned about home defense — initially for myself (due the neighborhoods in which I was brought up), then as a police officer and police trainer and, more recently, for my own family (I have a wife and five kids with the youngest being a teen-age boy).

I have heard all of the advice and, frankly, much of it is a bunch of hogwash.

The reality is that most of the advice you hear comes from theories. An “expert” makes something up that sounds good and it gets adopted as the truth — even though it has never been tested in the real world!

In contrast, I have made a career of testing what works and what doesn’t work as far as personal safety and self defense — on the streets where it counts.

Doing this is a requirement for my job, which — for over 30 years — has been to train law enforcement professionals how to keep themselves and the public safe.

Through all of these experiences, I’ve accumulated a wealth of knowledge about home security and safety.

So I decided to develop an ongoing series of Home-Defense Tips and put up this web page so people could access them from one place.

Whether you own or rent, you should access these tips so you know what to do to protect your home and loved ones.

Just fill out the form at the right, press Submit, and you’ll get an email from me with a link to my Home-Defense Tips web page.

To your safety and security,

Dave Young