Introduction to Violence - Ambushes and Thugs

Course Price: $275.00
Course Times: See listings below
Course Designer: Rory Miller

Rochester Personal Defense, LLC is proud to host “A Weekend with Rory Miller”

Mr. Miller is the founder of Chiron Training and is an internationally recognized expert in preventing, de-escalating, and active force response to violence. He has authored articles for national magazines, written books such as “Meditations on Violence” and “Facing Violence” which are considered by many as the bibles of self defense in the real world. He has served as the Defensive Tactics and Hand to Hand Instructor for both corrections and law enforcement, and has instructed countless real-world seminars in and out of the United States. For Mr. Miller’s complete biography please see


This is a not to be missed opportunity!! Participants may choose to participate in one or any combination of offered events. We strongly encourage anyone with an interest in dealing with real-world violence to join us for an unforgettable experience with this highly-respected individual. Details are below:


Advanced Registration is Required


Introduction to Violence – Ambushes and Thugs

The Essentials seminar is intended primarily for Law Enforcement and Martial Artists but is beneficial to non martial-artists as well. Mr. Miller will discuss the context of self defense including New York state self-defense law which is a MUST HAVE for anyone who finds themselves faced with a potentially violent encounter. Drills will include learning to see the situation as it is, de-escalation, efficient movement, and fighting to the goal. Although active participation in the drills is suggested to maximize the benefits of the instruction, student observation versus participation is encouraged for any activities which they consider dangerous, unpleasant, or uncomfortable.


Subjects Covered:
• Context of Violence, Self-Defense Law (US only), Violence Dynamics (Lectures)
• Power Generation
• Counter Ambush
• Fighting to the Goal

Second Day Covers:
• Ground and Wall Movement
• Dynamic fighting
• Ethics and Application of Pain
• Environmental Fighting
• Plastic Mind Exercises (if time allows)

Required Equipment:
  • Note Taking materials
  • Comfortable clothing as specified in the class descriptions
  • Soft soled footwear.
  • Lunch, Snacks, and water as needed



Suggested reading: "Meditations on Violence" and "Facing Violence"

See the bibliography here:



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