Welcome to FAST Montana
We exist to empower people and give them the tools to deal with difficult people and situations, both assertively and with grace - and if the communication fails, then how to protect themselves or their loved ones quickly and efficiently so they can get home safe.
More Than Just Self-Defense
FAST is a highly-specialized self-defense and empowerment program that is taught by our team of instructors trained in dealing with the physical and emotional process of an escalating confrontation.
From bullying to workplace disputes, jerks on the road to domestic violence situations, to actual self-defense against an attack – confrontation happens in our lives practically every day. Adrenal Stress Training teaches people how to deal with the emotions that often accompany confrontation. FAST teaches students to “flip the switch” and control their adrenal stress response in such a way that they will not be victimized.
Why FAST works?
The #1 factor in effective self -defense is dealing with the fear and adrenaline rush that naturally arises in a stressful situation. Studies of people in the high adrenal state show that the normal internal reactions to stress inhibit our ability to think rationally or to exercise complicated motor skills.
The FAST methodology is therefore based on a step-by-step progression of easily learned and simply applied techniques in increasingly more intense scenarios. This progression allows for a wide variety of emotional and physical skills among a group of students.
What To Expect
The FAST paradigm is quite different than that of Traditional Martial Arts. The people who enroll in FAST do not typically want to sign up for years or even months of instruction, though some may decide to join a traditional program after completing the Level 1 course. We do not have the luxury of teaching these students for years and years. We have only a few hours to get them the correct awareness, mindset, and technique powerful enough to save themselves if ever needed. The FAST program draws from other effective teaching methodologies including Olympic coaching and sports psychology as well as Martial Arts in order to teach effective self-defense in a relatively short period of time.
You Will Learn:
Contact us to schedule a class for your group! (406) 591-2864
Everyone should learn these skills. You get a vital understanding of your personal reaction to both verbal and physical attacks in real-life situations.
- Kathy (bank teller)
Who Are These Classes For?
There are 2 different age groups that we teach classes for. Our Stop Bullies FAST class is for kids ages 8-13. You can find out more about that course by clicking here. People ages 14 and up would take our normal course of seminars beginning with FAST Basics.
Courses Are Available At Our Location Or Yours
While we typically do these classes at Shepherd-Warrior Martial Arts, which is located at 1212 Grand Ave, #11 in Billings, we can also come to you. We've done them all over the Billings area and throughout Montana as well. Contact us by phone or email to find out more about bringing our instructors to you and your group.