Military Training Programs
ARMA’s military-training programs were developed by military professionals for military professionals — with an emphasis on how to deal with real-life physical confrontations on the combat environments they serve.
No matter what branch you serve there comes a time in every marines/soldiers/sailor/airman’s life when they have to go from garrison to combat in a nano-second — from controlling a vital threat to fighting for their life.
Preparing for these situations is where Dave Young’s programs excel.
Serving in both the U.S. Army and the United States Marine Corps, Dave is a decorated veteran. His training applies both technical and tactical application and a deep understanding of the realities of combat conditions.
Dave’s programs enable the operator to work within their own physical limitations (sometimes we go light — with little gear — and sometime we go heavy — with a lot of gear) and to operate within existing judicial and legal limitations.
For example, trainers who have never worn full combat gear or carried a weapon have a hard time understanding the tactics needed to work effectively in the theater and deal with legalities and issues of force-on-force options. That’s not the case with Dave’s programs. He has been there and done that.
The key to a combat-ready program that works is training which is gross-motor skills-based — making it easy to remember — and training where the same technique is applied in standing, ground and even water based confrontations.
Dave’s training uses anatomically correct techniques which are critically important to control threats without bending, twisting and torturing the limbs in a way that could cause injury. Such control is achieved by applying techniques that require compression and positioning of the limb without reducing blood flow and circulation or affecting the breathing of a subject being controlled.
These techniques do not require the acceptance of pain to be effective – therefore we can explain in court any injury was from the level of resistance and not from the application of a technique.