Perpetually updated, upgraded, and revised, RACS is an eclectic, synergistic collection of preeminent, cutting edge, state-of-the-art essential principles; integrated with entertaining teaching analogies and real world examples. Incorporating preeminent tactical training material developed by some of the world's premier instructor/trainers, RACS covers a wide spectrum of critical tactics, techniques, and concepts to help optimize your performance in a life-threatening altercation. There's a reason RACS attendees have traveled from: MO, IN, OH, MI, PA, CT, MD, NY, FL, and Canada; to the Dundee, Michigan Cabela's to attend. It's not just a seminar; it's an experience that may save your life!
The original RACS acronym was for Realistic Advanced Combatives Seminar. However, RACS subject matter has evolved and expanded over the last eleven years. In addition to armed and unarmed combative principles, foundational topics also include: detection of danger, avoidance and evasion of violent conflict, as well as other top-tier personal safety, skill-building, and training concepts. Due to the seminar's evolution and the continual upgrades and revisions, we felt the moniker Realistic Advanced Critical Skills is now a more accurate descriptor.
RACS does not encourage or condone "vigilante justice." We will always recommend that you avoid or evade violent conflict, but the reality of the world today is this. The day may come where you are forced to fight for you and your family’s lives. We want you to be better prepared for the terrible day that we all hope will never come to pass.
“This course should be the Gold Standard by which all others are measured. RACS dispels the myths and teaches you to effectively train to not just survive a deadly encounter, but prevail!”
- Vernon P., Dearborn, MI