AVADE® 1-Day 8-hr with Self Defense Course Outline

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AVADE® Workplace Violence Prevention
The AVADE® Workplace Violence Prevention training is designed to educate, prevent and mitigate the risk of violence to individuals in the workplace.

In this one-day (8-hr) traing with Self-Defense, participants will learn how to effectively create, develop, and enhance their personal safety with skills, habits and actions. Participants will learn strategies and techniques to avoid and prevent violence in the workplace. This course involves interactive exercises which will increase the retention and application of the material taught.

  • All participants will receive the book “Violence in the Workplace” and certificate of completion.
  • AVADE® Training meets State and Federal requirements for Workplace Violence Prevention.

Call us today to schedule an AVADE® Course – for YOU and your agency.
Toll Free: 1.866.773.7763 or Outside the US: (208) 664-5551
On-Site Training is available. Please call for pricing and availability.


  • What is AVADE® Training?
  • What is Workplace Violence?
  • Workplace Violence Defined
  • The Myth of Workplace Violence
  • Crime and Violence in the Workplace
  • The AVADE® Principles
  • AVADE® Modules and Objectives


  • Awareness
  • Worker Risk to WPV
  • Levels of Awareness
  • Self-Awareness
  • Emotional Awareness
  • Situational Awareness
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Mental Movies & Impressing the Unconscious Mind
  • The Amazing Mind
  • Developing & Increasing Awareness


  • Vigilance
  • Hypervigilance
  • The Five Senses
  • Trust Your Intuition
  • Using Your Intuition
  • Messages of Intuition
  • Developing Intuition


  • Who Commits Violence?
  • Characteristics of Individuals who Commit Violence
  • Stranger Violence
  • What is a Predator
  • Predator-Prey & Adaptation
  • Predator Characteristics
  • Prey Paradigms
  • Prey Characteristics
  • Hard Target vs. Easy Target
  • Guest/Client/Patiet Violence
  • Lateral Violence
  • Domestic Violence

Interpersonal Communication Skills

  • Interpersonal Communication Skills (IPC)
  • Interpersonal Communications Involve
  • Developing Your Communication Skills
  • The Power of Influence
  • The Three I’s of Eye Communication
  • Body Language
  • Postures and Gestures
  • Hands (Watch the Hands)
  • The “Right” Angle
  • Components of the Assault Cycle
  • Signs and Symptoms of Stress
  • Stress De-Escalation
  • Signs and Symptoms of Anger
  • Anger De-Escalation
  • Signs and Symptoms of Intoxication
  • Intoxication De-Escalation
  • Signs and Symptoms of Combat
  • Strategies to Avoid Physical Harm
  • Signals of Submission

Defense of Self and Others

  • What is Self-Defense?
  • The Attitude of Self-Defense
  • Post Incident Response
  • Post Incident Documentation

Stress Management

  • What is Stress?
  • Types of Stress
  • Fear
  • Fight-Flight-Freeze
  • Putting the Breaks on the F-F-F

Time and Distance

  • Time or Distance
  • OODA Loop
  • Weapons and Time/Distance
  • Dangerous Weapons in YOUR Workplace

Escape Planning

  • Escape Planning
  • Improper Positioning
  • Own the Door

Emergency Codes & Procedures

  • Active Shooter
  • Surviving an Active Shooter

2nd half of training course

Self-Defense Tactics & Techniques

Safety Rules

  • Self-Defense Awareness

Fundamentals of Defensive Tactics

  • Stance-Balance-Stability
  • Defensive Movements
  • Robot Exercise
  • Core Energy Principle
  • Defensive Verbalization
  • Distraction Techniques
  • Escape Strategies
  • Reactionary Gap
  • Hand Positions

Defensive Blocking

  • Deflective Blocks
  • Shoulder Block
  • Elbow Block
  • Turtle Block
  • High Block
  • Middle Block
  • Outside Blocks
  • Low Block

Personal Defensive Weapons

  • Palm Heel Defense
  • Fist Defense
  • Hammer Fist Defense
  • Forearm Defense
  • Elbow Defense
  • Knee Defense
  • Kick Defense
  • Vulnerable Areas of the Body

Self-Defense Techniques

  • One Hand Wrist Grab Defense
  • Two Hand Wrist Grab Defense
  • Front Choke Defense
  • Front Choke Defense (Special Situation)
  • Rear Airway Choke Defense
  • Rear Carotid Choke Defense
  • Rear Bear Hold Defense
  • Ground Defenses
  • Gun Threat Response Defense
  • Knife Threat Response Defense

Elements of Reporting Self-Defense or Force

  • Report and Documentation (post responses)
  • Civilian Levels of Defense