Our Mission is to empower civilians with the knowledge and skills to overcome life-threatening scenarios that will increase their survivability.

Miami Address: 1207 NW 54th ST, Miami, FL 33142


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>> Fitness Instruction

  • Cardio Conditioning & Strength
  • Functional Fitness

  • High Intensity Interval Training

  • And more…

>> Firearms Training

  • Fundamentals & Safety
  • Shooting from Concealment
  • Low Light/No Light Training
  • And more…

>> Defensive Training

  • Boxing-Kicking & Defensive Striking

  • Ground Defensive Tactics

  • Gun & Knife Disarming

  • And more…

>> Medical Instruction

  • Severe Bleeding Control

  • Tourniquet Application

  • CPR,AED,First Aid Certifications

  • IFAK Familiarization

  • And more…

>> Scenario Based Training

  • Force on Force CQB

  • Carjacking Defensive Training

  • Kidnapping Defensive Training

  • Active Shooter Defensive Training

  • And more…


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Florida Defensive Training in Miami. Florida's #1 Self Defensive Training School in Miami.

Our Purpose

We established Florida Defensive Training to transfer our 30+ years of real-world experience and life-saving tactics into the minds of people like you.

No matter your background or profession, everyone from a school teacher to law enforcement will gain applicable knowledge to manage dangerous situations. We have extensive real-world techniques to sharpen your current skills and develop new ones that could one day, save your life!

Jazlyn StahrJazlyn Stahr
18:22 21 Jan 24
Josh GoldhirschJosh Goldhirsch
18:22 21 Jan 24
The overall experience was great, quick, and easy. I went on an extremely busy day and there was a bit of chaos inside without any direction or lines forming properly but I'm not complaining!
Michael SturrupMichael Sturrup
18:22 21 Jan 24
Excellent training and information. Easy to understand. Mr. Gutierrez made this experience safe and effective.
Ansy CompereAnsy Compere
18:21 21 Jan 24
Knowledgeable and experienced about the process of obtaining your concealed weapon license. I highly recommend choosing Florida Defensive Training!
stephanie silvastephanie silva
18:21 21 Jan 24
Amazing spot to get your license! Carlos was very helpful and taught very well. 10/10 would definitely recommend.
Artem HavrykovArtem Havrykov
22:05 11 Nov 23
Amazing class. Very useful and informative. Many good pricing packages available after taking at least one class!
Lina VallejoLina Vallejo
00:26 06 Nov 23
Great class! Carlos is an excellent trainer and he is extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommended .
Jessica SmithJessica Smith
17:48 29 Oct 23
Did the intro class and just from that I learned so much. Carlos was our instructor and he was amazing. I came in scared I was going to get beat up 😅 and that was definitely not the case. He was very patient and explained everything in GREAT detail. It’s a no brainer to sign up for this class.
Camilo SilvaCamilo Silva
17:58 15 Oct 23
The initial course of FDT was really helpful! It was my first time taking this kind of course and in it I learned how to have a proper shooting stance and grip, what to do on a knife situation, and two other important scenarios. I would highly recommend this course! Don't wait
23:17 26 Sep 23
Great concealed weapons class! Highly recommend to anyone!
Debra LomedicoDebra Lomedico
23:17 26 Sep 23
Carlos was a great instructor! Very informative!
Dimitri DefrantDimitri Defrant
23:16 26 Sep 23
Very informative and interactive. Best value.
margie lavinamargie lavina
22:35 25 Sep 23
Very informative and great learning environment.
16:20 24 Sep 23
A++++ easiest and the most informative class I’ve had. Instructor Carlos is knowledge and highly committed to trade. Class was interesting and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to get their concealed. Thank you FDT
Devin CroninDevin Cronin
22:40 18 Sep 23
Amazing class. Went over as much as possible in an hour and was very hands on. I also liked how Carlos focused a lot on the reasons why things work the way they do. 10/10 recommend!
Tamikia JonesTamikia Jones
22:45 11 Sep 23
OMG what an intensive and well educated class. Carlos makes it look easy but he teaches the fundamentals to novice like myself. I learned some new ways to defend myself. I definitely will recommend to anyone , who wants to learn the proper techniques of shooting a firearm and defense training.
taj morgantaj morgan
23:10 29 Aug 23
Carlos was extremely informative and engaging. It was worth every penny. I can’t wait for the next class
Ezra A.Ezra A.
02:13 08 Aug 23
I had an incredible experience learning self-defense from Franck. He expertise and teaching style made the classes both informative and enjoyable. Franck's patience and dedication to helping students understand the techniques really stood out. I feel much more confident and empowered after taking his classes. Highly recommend!
Milagros CruzMilagros Cruz
00:08 18 Jul 23
Delshonna ThelismaDelshonna Thelisma
16:23 09 Jul 23
This course was very informative the instructor Carlos was straight to the point. He was open for any and all question’s definitely recommend…Also there are many courses available I will be looking to take those as well.
Kelsey CooleyKelsey Cooley
18:12 25 Jun 23
I took the intro course and I almost canceled but I’m definitely glad I didn’t. I learned a lot and it was very informative. The instructor (Carlos) was very helpful and correct us when needed.
Jacques MoiseJacques Moise
00:00 13 Jun 23
Great wealth of knowledge from Carlos and company. I really like the real world interactions and much needed responses to those interactions.
Andrea AguilarAndrea Aguilar
16:53 29 Mar 23
It was an excellent experience to learn about self defense, specially for women and college students as me. I am glad that the FDT assisted to MDC West Campus so we can learn how to any act if we are in threat.
Diego PerezDiego Perez
02:06 30 Dec 22
Carlos is a fantastic instructor and did a great job showing the defending yourself from an dangerous situation is not something thats even feasible without proper training, can’t wait till I take further training.
Bryan SierraBryan Sierra
21:49 13 Nov 22
Great class, a lot of helpful information. Class is entertaining and very interactive. Trying their training next. Im glad I took this class. Great instructor.
Jessica BibboJessica Bibbo
20:40 02 Oct 22
I am very happy with this class. I went and booked the class for my boyfriend and I. This is something we have been looking forward to in a while and it is a great experience we will recommend to everyone. Carlos was very informative and made me feel comfortable of moving forward to get the license.
Kristen AliceaKristen Alicea
20:58 25 Sep 22
Carlos the instructor is extremely informative easy class, great atmosphere he wants you to succeed. I highly recommend taking all of his course work and buying the book online
Eddie CruzEddie Cruz
16:09 25 Aug 22
I became a member appropriately 3 months ago. I enjoy all the classes available to me. They are well planned out, and real life scenarios for surviving a real world attack. Just to mention I am a Martial Artist/ gym owner, and a active firearms instructor. Even with my own experience I feel the curriculum at FDT is priceless and a valuable addition to any previous training you may have. If you are a novice, the instructors take extra attention to assure you are grabbing the techniques. The courses are designed for all level students.Stop by, you won’t regret it.
Kevin Rohrer PAKevin Rohrer PA
00:19 27 Mar 22
Online course for concealed carry was great hosted by Chris. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to get their CCW. Thank you Chris for sharing all the info and your own personal story.
Jay NiceJay Nice
20:36 30 Jul 21
Best training in Miami! More people should try it, no matter the level of experience. Frank does an amazing job at trying to get you where you want to be and pushing you in order to excel. I have improved in more than on aspect since I started training here. I recommend for everyone!!!
Kendar GuerreroKendar Guerrero
20:27 30 Jul 21
Great great great location for trained and untrained individuals. Great ways to work out while working on mental stress. Frank is amazing in listening when it comes to what YOU as an individual want to work on. Whether it's self defense, tactical training, or even cardio conditioning he will TEST YOU and you will be a much better improved person mentally and physically. Always recommended! Haven't stopped going since I began! Keep it up FRANK and thank you!
Shondo BladesShondo Blades
19:31 30 Jul 21
I’ve trained extensively in martial arts and firearms for a while, and this facility is by far one of best I’ve ever been to. I got some awesome new techniques that took my skillset to the next level. It was clean, but it still had that gritty feeling of a place where you were about to get that work in. If you looking to take your training to the next level, whether beginner or advanced, I highly recommend!
Dubey GuevaraDubey Guevara
18:41 30 Jul 21
I have been training with Franck for more than 6 months and he is by far, the most patient instructor out there. He is very knowledgeable about the subject matter and the passion he has for what he does is like no other. I’m a LEO and if one day his techniques can save me from harm, then all the blood, sweat and tears would have been worth it. I am forever thankful and recommend Frank at Florida Defensive Training for anyone who what’s to learn or even perfect their skills in close combat and/ or tactical handgun.
Florida Defensive Training & Self Defense Classes

Florida Defensive Training

Our goal at Florida Defensive Training is to impact 50,000 lives that could one day strengthen our communities and keep our neighborhoods safe by providing the most realistic up-to-date firearms and self-defense training available.

Florida Defensive Training & Self Defense Classes

Florida Defensive Training

Our goal at Florida Defensive Training is to provide the most realistic and up-to-date firearms and self-defense training available that provides you the opportunity to train regularly.  We focus on Force-on-Force training, Fitness, Virtual Simulation training, Medical training, Firearms Fundamentals, and Tactics training, and post neutralization procedure for Civilians, and Law Enforcement.

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