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Edged Weapon Defense for Civilians; Unarmed, Concealed Carry Permit & Law Enforcement Officers 


In NYC last year slashings and knife attacks rose 20% which was in line with the rise in crime nationally, much of it can be attibuted to the ferguson effect on police and criminals.

The purpose of this class is to introduce the parameters of edged weapon defense for civilian with or without CCW and LEO.


This class will focus on the inherent danger of the edged weapon, what to look for, how to defeat the attack, survive and win with the least amount of damage to the defender. 


This class will be taught by Sensei Lou D'Agostino and Firearm block instructed by  LE firearms instructor, LEO Ret. ( white plains ) Sgt. Paul Conforti of Aim Small Fireamrs Training. 


Sunday - January 29th 

Modern Samurai

179-04 Union Turnpike 

Fresh Meadows, NY 



10 AM -4 PM


Class fee $150.00

Register now to reserve your spot on the mat. 

Critical Protective Measures with Steve Tarani Presented by:

Modern Samurai and 

Global Resource Services, LLC - Two days of professional instruction, Saturday and Sunday, June 11-12, 2016 (9AM-4PM).


Modern Samurai, 179-04 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows, NY 11366

Phone: 718-591-9300

Site www.modernsamurai.com

E mail  contact@modernsamurai.com


Learn how you can protect yourself and family 

Course Description:

In today's volatile geopolitical landscape, impacted by everything from cyber-threat, to identity theft, to physical assault and terrorist attacks, your threat profile is effected on a daily basis. The need has never been greater to protect yourself and your family in such a challenging and rapidly changing environment. Whether you carry a firearm, a pocket knife or none of the above or have no prior training or background whatsoever, this professional program of instruction will provide you the force option skills and confidence you need to identify, understand and control a real-world physical threat.


Day 1 - Critical Protective Measures - How to keep yourself and your family safe by gaining the "90% Advantage". Originally developed for federal agencies, this program will introduce you to the Fundamentals of Protection. Learn what is and how to use Protective IntelligenceThreat Assessment and Response, Attack RecognitionActive Shooter ResponseProtective Measures against physical threats, and how to manage a threat when departing and arriving in your car. Learn how to “analyze buildings” and process other environmental information to make immediate life-saving decisions. Learn how to lower your threat profile and handle real-world threat scenarios and how to take and keep positive control of your environment at home, at work, at school and while traveling.


Day 2 - Failing the 90% Advantage - What happens if you didn't see it, hear it or smell it coming and find yourself in harm's way (the last 10% of a Threat Progression) where proactive measures and active measures are no longer an option. Left with only one remaining option - Reactive Response - you can submit to the threat or fight your way out of it. Learn what it takes to get yourself and those with you off the fateful "X" and to safety with the lowest possible scale of injury. Learn optimal tactical response if you are carrying a firearm and you're taken by surprise. If you are without a firearm but may have your pocket knife what are the "four gears" available to get you out of this mess? What if you don't have a knife or a gun or anything else with you, how can you use "weapons of opportunity" in your environment as a part of your tactical solution?


Those with prior training can expect to learn higher scaling force options for their next-level skills development.



What to expect:

  • Brief lecture paired with practical demonstrations
  • Hands-on training with light-to-medium physical activity
  • Learn defensive use of weapons of opportunity
  • Using awareness and skills to control your environment


Who should attend:

  • Men and women of any fitness level aged 21 and over
  • No Law enforcement, military or prior experience necessary


What to bring:

  • Comfortable attire (no sweatpants please)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • If you have a CCW bring your holster and red/ blue/ SIRT handgun (inert training pistol) and matching holster.
  • If you carry a pocket knife bring it with you.
  • If you do not carry a gun or a knife or anything else - then don't worry about it as that's what this class is all about - just bring an extra t-shirt than you will learn to use as a flexible weapon.


Where to learn more:


Cost $350.00  register and pay in full by March 31st 2016 and pay only $295.00                    


Register Here 


Call 718-591-9300 or E mail contact@modernsamurai.com 


Instructor: Steve Tarani

Non-ballistic weapons expert, professional educator, author and keynote speaker Steve Tarani has served the U.S. Defense, Law Enforcement, and Intelligence communities for over 25 years as a respected Protective Programs subject matter expert and service provider to numerous high/ low-profile US federal agencies. Mr. Tarani is a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee who served in protective programs and was formerly on staff at the US Dept. of Energy (DOE) National Security Institute (Security Force Training Dept.) at Kirtland Air Force Base (NM) where he worked for the US State Department Anti-terrorist assistance program (ATAP) and to date remains a training contractor for multiple US federal agencies.


Specializing in operational readiness, he is a federally certified force options instructor actively contracted by the US Department of Defense, National Security Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security, Drug Enforcement Administration, and throughout the private sector.


Holding numerous federal firearms instructor certifications: US Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) Firearms Certified Instructor (FITP), US Department of Energy (DOE) Firearms Certified Instructor, US Department of Defense Security Center Firearms Instructor and others, Tarani currently works in executive protection, provides specialized operational instruction and lectures internationally. Steve is a federal contractor, published author of eight books, active protective agent and remains an advisor to the US Department of Justice (DOJ), US Department of Defense, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). For more info: https://www.SteveTarani.com/about/

Company profile: https://www.grs.us.com/


The 90% Advantage



Bad things happen to good people every day. In response most people believe they would dial 911 while others might use a gun or a karate chop to solve the problem. This learning program introduces a third option, one that up until now has been available only to the privileged few. Instead of being blindsided and forced to react to these incidents, what if you could see them coming and prevent them from happening? Preventative Defense or PreFense is a holistic approach to your personal security. Education and awareness are vital for a thriving person in our society. Although it's impossible to predict exactly when or where an event may occur it is not only possible but critical to recognize and understand how an event will actually occur. Knowing “the how” gains you the ability to defeat an attack before it turns physical and arms you with the decisive advantage in avoiding or stopping a threat. 


Nearby Convienient Lodging 


Adriana hotel


221-17 Northern Blvd

Bayside, NY 11361



Comfort Inn

(718) 343-4400

249-05 Jericho Turnpike, Bellerose, NY 11426



The Bellerose Inn

(718) 343-4400

249-05 Jericho Turnpike, Bellerose, NY 11426



The Adriana is the closest - 10 Minutes from the dojo

The Comfort Inn and Bellerose Inn offer very good rates,

both are brand new and 15-20 minutes drive from Modern Samurai

  All accomodations are located in safe areas 


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