Controlled Response Defensive Tactics for Law Enforcement Officers
"My mission is to provide the most efficient, practical means of prevailing in a violent confrontation. Notice that I did not say "survive" – we need to do better than merely surviving." Burton Richardson
Pressure tested- Combat proven™
I am training you not just to survive, but to prevail in a life and death encounter.
If I or my students cannot consistently perform a technique against a fully resisting partner, then I will not teach that technique.
You are the heroes and you should have the very best tools at your disposal.
I am here to provide them. I look forward to working with you.
"Just another day, business as usual. I had just begun speaking to a person of interest. Everything was going smoothly, no indicators of aggression or potential non-compliance. The next thing I remember was finding myself using a two on one knife defense I learned from Burton Richardson, controlling the knife arm of the POI who had just pulled a box cutter and lunged for me. I had been attacked by someone who was desperate to abscond. I do not remember how I got into this position, I just remember thinking how glad I was that I had been practicing it as part of Burton's Battlefield Kali program. It bought me enough time for a colleague to step in and assist me in apprehending our man. Needless to say, I highly recommend Burton Richardson’s Edged Weapons Response. You will not find anything flashy or complicated, just simple high percentage techniques that, when trained, quickly become part of your instinctive response. The program is easily translated and adapted into an appropriate and effective response to suit the rules, regulations and powers of the different levels of Law Enforcement."
John from Australia(last name removed by request)
We train to be able to control a violent situation through employing an effective, justifiable response.
My basic premise is this: I assume that someday, one of my students will need to use what I teach in a life and death situation. Therefore, I am committed to only teaching techniques and training methods that have been proven to work consistently under severe fighting pressure.
Real fights include serious resistance. No attacker is going to stand there with his arm out while you go through your parrying and disarming routine. Your defense MUST work against an opponent who is resisting 100%. This is why I pressure test everything against skillful partners and then only teach those techniques and training methods which prove functional. No fancy moves to "wow" the audience. Only fighting functional material taught in a logical, easy to learn and retain progression.
When I train a UFC fighter, we never work on moves just for the fun of it or for historical purposes. There is no time to waste when we are preparing for a combat sport. If you are training to be effective in a non-sportive environment where someone is trying to take your life, then you should be even more committed to honing the most practical fighting skills. But here is the sad truth: The great majority of popular knife defense techniques are beautiful to watch but do not actually work against a committed, fully resisting attacker. Those without experience are easily convinced that these amazing techniques will save their lives in the real world. But 20 seconds of pressure testing, (yes, just 20 seconds!) will reveal the truth. Why others are reticent to do any real testing at all is another discussion.
Just know that I am more interested in preserving your life than I am in preserving the reputation of any particular style or system.
Burton Richardson has earned a reputation for pressure testing everything and only teaching methods that work consistently against a fully resisting opponent. Due to his approach and tremendous results, Black Belt Magazine, the world's most popular and venerated martial arts publication, named Burton self-defense instructor of the year and inducted him into their exclusive Hall Of Fame. No other instructor has such a unique training background.
Burton graduated from USC with a degree in biology and spent his summer's in a lab researching multiple sclerosis. Dedication to a strict scientific approach of testing everything before it is taught results in the most efficient street self defense methods available.
Founder of JKD Unlimited and FTS (Functional Training Systems, For The Street) certification courses: BJJ FTS, Kali FTS, MMA FTS, Silat FTS
Jeet Kune Do Full Instructor Sifu Dan Inosanto
Filipino martial arts Full Instructor Guro Dan Inosanto
Krav Maga Instructor Nir Maman
Muay Thai instructor Master Chai Sirisute
BJJ 3 Stripe Black Belt Egan Inoue
Southeast Asian Silat Instructor Pendekar Paul De Thouars
Elite level MMA and BJJ Coach
Original Dog Brother (Lucky Dog)
Controlled Response Defensive Tactics offers the following courses:
Edged Weapon Response Course. Topics include:
Justifiable use of force
The Winning Warrior Mindset
Expecting a weapon
Recognizing the draw
4 vital principles for controlling an edged weapon
6 major control positions standing
7 major control positions on the ground
Prioritizing the most secure control position
Disarm methods (when warranted)
When and how to safely transition to your firearm
Highly efficient training methods to quickly develop practical knife defense skills
How to teach functional skills in the safest and most efficient manner
Using a knife for self defense as a last resort
For further questions about hosting or attending a Controlled Response Defensive Tactics (CRDT) Course, please e-mail us or call us 808-864-1620. (Hawaii Standard Time)
I thank you for your service and look forward to working with you! Sincerely, Burton Richardson
Contact us if you wish to host Burton for a seminar.