The Pugilist Marksman VCDT

Master vehicular defense with our Vehicle Centric Defensive Tactics course. Gain essential skills in situational awareness, practical defensive techniques, and strategic vehicle utilization for handling real-world threats like carjackings and road rage. Equip yourself with the knowledge to navigate and respond to various vehicular security scenarios confidently. Enroll now for an empowering and comprehensive vehicular security training experience

The Pugilist Marksman is a unique initiative centered on the goal of fostering more capable and resilient individuals by promoting the training and principles of the warrior mindset.

The Vehicle Centric Defensive Tactics (VCDT) program is an advanced and comprehensive course designed to equip individuals with the necessary skills to handle vehicular security threats effectively. Initially Tailored for security professionals and law enforcement officers and now being taught to individuals seeking personal protection, this program delves into the dynamics and complexities of vehicular encounters that conventional training often overlooks.
The course encompasses a wide range of specialized topics, including the most common fighting positions in a vehicle grappling environment, defensive strategies against violent attackers, creating distance and time for effective defense, and methods to exit a vehicular climate swiftly.
The training is structured into three phases, each building upon the previous to expand understanding and practical application of defensive tactics in and around vehicles. The first phase introduces in vehicle mechanics and the proportional use of force, stance, balance, and vehicle-related tactics. The second phase further develops these skills with a focus on protecting passengers during physical confrontations. The final phase addresses lethal weapons scenarios, emphasizing practical weapons retention, disarming techniques, and intensive scenario-based exercises.
Practical training exercises are a key component of VCDT, covering vehicle scenarios such as carjacking, seated mechanics, and dealing with attempted removals or aggressive encounters. Trainees learn various mechanics and techniques and effective countermeasures against threats while inside or outside a vehicle.
The Vehicle Centric Defensive Tactics program is not just about teaching a list of techniques; it is about imparting intelligent, effective, and straightforward solutions for a variety of situations. The program ensures that trainees are well-prepared to handle vehicular security threats confidently and competently. Additionally, the program integrates weapon systems into defense strategies, focusing on concepts crucial for real-life self-defense situations.

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The Pugilist Marksman presents a unique initiative to enhance individual capabilities and resilience through the warrior mindset. The program incorporates comprehensive training in low-profile law enforcement and civilian contexts, focusing on effective firearm use, concealed carry, and defensive tactics. It emphasizes the importance of mindset, legal aspects of force, and various practical skills for different scenarios.

INSTRUCTORS

Alan Baker & Dennis Rousseau

Alan Baker A.K.A "Dedão" or the "Big Toe" is a renowned figure in martial arts and self-defense, with over four decades of diverse experience in more than 25 martial arts forms under the worlds foremost instructors. He is the founder and chief instructor of Baker Defensive Tactics (BDT), The Civilian Tactical Association, And the Pugilist Marksman program where he imparts advanced defensive techniques, close quarter firearm skills, and edged weapon handling. He is an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor, and NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, a Certified Executive Protection Agent (PPS), His expertise is widely recognized by top security professionals, law enforcement agencies, and U.S. government departments. Baker also serves as the lead Defensive Tactics Instructor at prestigious institutions such as The Executive Protection Institute, Tactical 21, Jason Redman’s Overcome & Survive and The Vehicle Dynamics Institute, contributing significantly to the field.

Alan Baker A.K.A “Dedão” or the “Big Toe” is a renowned figure in martial arts and self-defense, with over four decades of diverse experience in more than 25 martial arts forms under the worlds foremost instructors. He is the founder and chief instructor of Baker Defensive Tactics (BDT), The Civilian Tactical Association, And the Pugilist Marksman program where he imparts advanced defensive techniques, close quarter firearm skills, and edged weapon handling. He is an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor, and NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, a Certified Executive Protection Agent (PPS), His expertise is widely recognized by top security professionals, law enforcement agencies, and U.S. government departments. Baker also serves as the lead Defensive Tactics Instructor at prestigious institutions such as The Executive Protection Institute, Tactical 21, Jason Redman’s Overcome & Survive and The Vehicle Dynamics Institute, contributing significantly to the field.

MORE ABOUT ALAN HERE

Dennis Rousseau is a seasoned military veteran and active duty officer with over 16 years in Federal Law Enforcement. He’s a Primary Less Lethal Instructor, skilled in various combat techniques, including de-escalation, ground tactics, and firearms. Dennis, a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Tae Kwon Do, trains under Sifu Alan Baker and Sensei Erik Paulson. He founded Force Solutions, focusing on firearms training, hand-to-hand self-defense, situational awareness, and de-escalation, integrating his extensive martial arts expertise.

DAY ONE

VCDT Training Day Day Will Be Held At The Atlanta Martial Arts Center

180 Pkwy 575, STE 110 Woodstock, GA 30188

DAY TWO

Firearms Training Day Will Be Held At The Atlanta Martial Arts Center

180 Pkwy 575, STE 110 Woodstock, GA 30188

Master vehicular defense with our Vehicle Centric Defensive Tactics course. Gain essential skills in situational awareness, practical defensive techniques, and strategic vehicle utilization for handling real-world threats like carjackings and road rage. Equip yourself with the knowledge to navigate and respond to various vehicular security scenarios confidently. Enroll now for an empowering and comprehensive vehicular security training experience

Hosted In Woodstock Georgia


Located just 30 minutes north of Atlanta, Woodstock has craft brews and chef-driven restaurants plus miles of trails and a vibrant music scene.

Woodstock, located in Georgia, exudes Southern charm and offers a delightful blend of history and a strong community spirit. The downtown area of Woodstock is brimming with energy, featuring a vibrant atmosphere and an array of exceptional dining and shopping options. With over 30 distinctive locally owned shops, you’ll discover a treasure trove of unique finds and exciting deals. Downtown Woodstock also boasts an enticing culinary scene, offering a diverse selection of locally owned restaurants that promise unforgettable dining experiences.

Adding to its allure, Woodstock is proud to be home to the Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta, Georgia’s newest premium outlet mall. Housing more than 100 world-class stores, shoppers can indulge in a delightful retail therapy experience.

WOODSTOCK THINGS TO DO

Reformation Brewery (Woodstock)

Taylor Randahl Memorial Mountain Bike Trails

The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta

Two Full Days Of Training: $700

SAT, April 6, 2024, 9:00 AM EST – Sun, April 7, 2024, 5:00 PM EST

Course Is Limited to

Equipment Needed For VCDT Day:

Minimum Gear Requirements For Firearms Training Day

  • IWB (Inside the waistband) Holsters *No Serpa or leather only holsters
  • Reliable and sturdy EDC belt
  • At least 1 magazine holder for spare magazine
  • Quality Ear & Eye Protection 
  • Appropriate Clothing for Concealment and Weather
  • Knee and Elbow pads optional
  • Bring snacks and lunch so we can start back on time
  • Please properly hydrate the evening before and bring plenty of water, we will be moving

Physical Requirements

Participation in this program requires a fundamental level of physical fitness, including the capacity to kneel on one knee and return to a standing position. However, we understand that injuries and physical limitations can occur. They won’t entirely prevent you from training with us if you have any such concerns. We are committed to modifying and adapting exercises to suit your needs and conditions. Our primary goal is to provide you with a high-quality educational experience, ensuring all participants gain valuable skills and knowledge, regardless of physical constraints.

Before engaging in any physical activity, including this event, it’s advisable to consult with your doctor for guidance and to ensure it’s suitable for your health and fitness level.

Refund Policy

Accommodations

Previous Event Photos

For training related questions contact 

Alan: sifualanbaker@gmail.com

Dennis: denhockey12@gmail.com

The VCDT course, originally a collaboration with the Vehicle Dynamics Institute in New Jersey, was initially tailored for elite protection agents, law enforcement, and military units. It was specifically crafted to enhance their defensive tactics and close-quarter combat skills in and around various types of vehicles. Sifu Alan Baker developed this program over 15 years ago, which has since been imparted to numerous agencies and professionals across the United States.
Responding to a growing demand and the escalating instances of violence in today’s world, Alan made the strategic decision to make this valuable program available to the public. This decision aligns with the current trends in vehicular safety, where advanced automation often limits driver control in critical situations, underscoring the need for specialized defensive skills that the Vehicle Centric Defensive Tactics program provides.

“There’s a growing need for individuals who will be ready to step up in times of chaos and violence. My goal is to cultivate more of those fighter mindsets out there.”

– Sifu Alan Baker

Sifu Alan’s vision is centered on cultivating a warrior’s mindset and equipping individuals with the necessary skills to navigate chaos and violence effectively. This vision and commitment to broadening the reach of essential defensive training were the driving forces behind this program’s inception and ongoing evolution.

“Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn’t even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.”

— Heraclitus

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Here is a bullet point list of topics covered in The Vehicle Centric Defensive Tactics (VCDT) program, focusing on material suitable for civilians:

  • Overview of Vehicular Security Threats: Understanding the dynamics and complexities of vehicular encounters.
  • Defensive Tactics Inside the Vehicle: Strategies for dealing with aggressive threats seated next to or behind you.
  • Responding to External Threats: Handling threats reaching through a window or an open door.
  • Vehicle as a Defensive Tool: Using the car itself as a weapon against threats.
  • Movement Techniques Around Vehicles: Methods to generate power for combatives against threats outside the vehicle.
  • Firearm and Edged Weapon Defense: Basic techniques for dealing with firearms or edged weapons inside and outside the vehicle.
  • Maneuvering and Threat Management: Strategies for dealing with single or multiple threats in various positions around the vehicle.
  • Practical Application of Defensive Techniques: Training in real-world scenarios, including carjackings, road rage incidents, and ambushes.
  • Situational Awareness Enhancement: Recognizing potential threats and developing risk assessment strategies.
  • Decision-Making Skills under Pressure: Training methodology focusing on high-stress scenarios for rapid and effective decision-making.
  • Optimal Vehicle Positioning and Utilization: Using your vehicle as a defensive asset for protection and evasion.
  • Fundamental Mechanics Training: Including ‘Around The World Drill’, ‘Open Space’, ‘On The Wall’, and ‘In The Chair Or Bench’ exercises.
  • Development of Various Mechanics: Horse stance, seated mechanics, and kneeling mechanics development.
  • Introduction to Shielding Techniques: Different shielding methods and their application.
  • Discussion on Vehicle Defensive Tactics: Understanding the increasing necessity and common attack points.
  • Phased Learning Approach: Progressive training through different phases, focusing on practical defensive measures and intensive scenario-based exercises.

The Vehicle Centric Defensive Tactics course offers a rich and detailed training program designed to equip students with specialized skills tailored for vehicular security scenarios. Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of how to handle potential threats and defensive situations in and around vehicles. This includes mastering situational awareness to recognize and assess risks, as well as learning practical defensive techniques for both inside and outside the vehicle. The course emphasizes the use of the vehicle as a strategic defensive asset, teaching students how to maneuver, position, and even use the vehicle to enhance their safety. With a focus on real-world applications, including scenarios like carjackings and road rage incidents, the course prepares students to effectively respond to and manage various vehicular security threats. Through this comprehensive training, participants will develop the skills and confidence needed to navigate the complexities of vehicular defense in today’s unpredictable world.

Modern vehicle safety systems working agains you

Modern vehicle safety systems like Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Mitigation by Braking, and Pedestrian Detection have significantly improved road safety but can limit driver control in violent situations. These automated systems, designed to maintain safe driving conditions, may unexpectedly adjust vehicle speed or apply brakes, potentially immobilizing the car during a threat. This involuntary halt can trap occupants inside or force them to exit the vehicle and directly confront the danger.
Furthermore, Vehicle Safety Shutdown features, including Fuel Shut-Off Valves and battery isolation units, are crucial post-impact to prevent fires, but they can render the vehicle inoperable when immediate movement is essential. While these advancements are invaluable in regular driving and have reduced accidents, their automation might strip the driver of quick decision-making and mobility, highlighting the need for vehicle focused defensive tactics training like Vehicle Centric Defensive Tactics.

Here’s a breakdown of the benefits and features of the The Pugilist Marksman Firearms & Defensive Tactics course:

Benefits:

  1. Enhanced Self-Defense Skills: Gain the ability to defend yourself in a variety of situations in and around the vehicle, particularly where firearms and close-quarter combat are involved.
  2. Improved Situational Awareness: Learn to assess and respond to potential threats more effectively, enhancing personal safety.
  3. Confidence in Handling Firearms: Develop confidence and competence in using firearms, an essential skill for personal protection.
  4. Physical Fitness and Agility: The course promotes improved physical conditioning, agility, and coordination.
  5. Mental Toughness and Decision Making: Hone your decision-making skills under pressure, fostering mental toughness and resilience.
  6. Versatile Combat Skills: Acquire a range of combat skills, useful in both armed and unarmed scenarios.

Features:

  1. Comprehensive Firearms Training: In-depth instruction on the use and handling of firearms, tailored for real-world scenarios.
  2. Close-Quarter Combat Techniques: Training in effective close-quarter combat tactics, blending martial arts and defensive strategies.
  3. Expert Instruction: Guidance from Sifu Alan Baker, and Coach Dennis Rousseau, both highly experienced instructos with extensive knowledge in martial arts and firearms training.
  4. Practical Scenarios and Drills: Engage in realistic training scenarios and drills that simulate actual combat and defense situations.
  5. Customized Training Modules: The course offers modules that cater to varying levels of experience and expertise.
  6. Supportive Learning Environment: An encouraging and supportive atmosphere conducive to learning and skill development.

Hampton Inn Atlanta/Woodstock

450 Parkway 575, Woodstock, GA 30188•(770) 592-2323

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Comfort Suites/Woodstock

340 Parkway 575, Woodstock, GA 30188•(770) 517-9650

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Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Atlanta Woodstock

455 Parkway 575, Woodstock, GA 30188•(770) 926-4669

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Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Woodstock/Atlanta North

305 Molly Ln, Woodstock, GA 30189•(678) 738-0001

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This course represents a significant time and financial commitment for both participants and organizers. It has a strict refund policy due to high demand and limited spots. Cancellations made over 30 days before the class are fully refundable. Between eight and thirty days prior, tuition isn’t refundable but can be applied to another program within 12 months. Cancellations within a week of the class result in forfeiture of tuition. If a class is canceled by the organizers, enrolled students will receive a full refund.