MTS: Unarmed and Blunt Object Defense

Lead Instructor:  J. Hart
 Access:  Public   Status:  Active   Lesson:  Free (Registration Required)
Violent encounters are often tense, uncertain, and rapidly evolving. While the MTS’s main design is to afford protection from lethal threats such a firearms, you may find yourself confronted with an “unarmed attack.” “Unarmed” means that the assailant is attempting to attack you with their personal weapons, such as punches or kicks. It is important to remember that at any moment and unarmed attacker may suddenly present a lethal threat (handgun, knife, etc). Similarly, an attacker posing a lethal threat can rapidly transition to an attack with personal weapons such as punches or kicks. In this lesson we will cover how to use the MTS to defend yourself against both unarmed and blunt object threats.

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. Defense Techniques: Unarmed Attacker
  2. Dynamics of Blunt Object Attacks
  3. Defense Techniques: Blunt Object Attacks

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.

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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.