MTS: Personal Weapons and Defenses

Lead Instructor:  J. Hart
 Access:  Public   Status:  Active   Lesson:  Free (Registration Required)
Combative movements may be needed in addition to your use of the MTS. Ballistic techniques include punches, kicks, elbow strikes, and knees. These are tools to help you in the fight for your life or to defend the life of another. In this lesson, learn how to use personal weapons in conjunction with your MTS to provide yourself with a high level of self defense.

Lesson Specs


  1. Watch the Lesson
  2. Take notes on key aspects
  3. Ask questions on the Forum
  4. Take the lesson Quiz
  5. Complete and pass the course Test
  6. Print your Certificate

Lesson Chapters

  1. Stances
  2. Punches
  3. Elbow Strikes
  4. Front Kicks
  5. Knee Strikes

Lead Instructor

J. Hart

Director, Force Training Institute

As the Director of Force Training Institute, Jay Hart leads a team of first responders, anti-terrorism, cybersecurity, defensive tactics, and crisis management specialists with the vast cumulative experience and expertise in safety and security.


Other Lessons in This Course


MTS Fundamentals

The Multi-Threat Shield (MTS) was created to address the growing concerns of increasing violent encounters.

Free (Registration Required)

MTS: Personal Weapons and Defenses

Combative movements may be needed in addition to your use of the MTS.

Free (Registration Required)

MTS: Unarmed and Blunt Object Defense

Violent encounters are often tense, uncertain, and rapidly evolving.

Free (Registration Required)

MTS: Edged Weapon and Firearm Defense

There are numerous factors to be considered when dealing with an edged-weapon attack.