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Self and Family Defense Training Academy


Your Concern is in Our Name 


Your Concern is in Our Name 

From the Basics

Training for the Individual, Family, Worship, Group, Business and more... Family First Defense is dedicated to training individuals and family groups in defensive skills using effective tools with proper training.

Our instructors make every effort to train students to defend themselves and their loved ones. We also understand that firearms are not the only answer. Our program introduces many levels of self defense tools that may be appropriate. While we stand strongly behind the Second Amendment and the right of an individual to defend themselves, family members, and others in life threatening situations - lethal tools are optional and the last resort.


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Interested in getting your “Florida Concealed Weapon or Firearm License”? Or new to Handguns and the idea of Self-Defense and the use of Defensive Tools?

Our CWL/Safety class is designed to introduce new students to the use of handguns as well as comply with the State of Florida requirements for a Conceal Carry capability and licensing requirements.

Once you have completed this class, you can apply for your Florida Concealed Carry License. Plus, the opportunities for advanced training will open and allow you to increase your skills.

Need more information about the Concealed Weapons License and Safety Class? Click HERE for more information.

Do you already have your CWL? Are You are ready to advance your skills?

Advancing your skills is made simple by following the recommended class structure, which insures that your growth in knowledge and capabilities is at the highest levels possible.

Our Instructor to Student ratio is maintained to make certain that each and every student receives personal instruction and attention throughout every learning experience.

Our home is North Central Florida – Gainesville area – where most of our classes are held. We do travel throughout the South Eastern US presenting classes for other Instructors, Businesses, Organizations and Families interested in private training or customized training.

Contact us to discuss your best choices in our training program.

Our Guarantee… If you are not satisfied with your class, you will be refunded on the spot and at the class. No questions asked.

From the Basics to Advanced Levels of Defensive Capabilities… How far are you willing to go to protect the ones you love and care for?