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“I moved my business next door to David’s business over 10 years ago. Over the 6 years we spent as neighbors I had the privilege of getting to know David Burnell. He was there for me through good times and bad. David has given me invaluable council and life changing advise on so many occasions. When facing hardship with my business David encouraged me to let go of my stubbornness, humble myself take advantage of different opportunities. That advise set me on the path that made me the man I am today. I believe that I was placed in David’s path because our Heavenly Father knew that I needed his no nonsense and honest guidance.

For 10 years I have taken every opportunity to learn from David Burnell - live talks, seminars, YouTube videos, podcasts, DVD’s, and David has been my defensive handgun instructor for 6 years. I guess you could say “I’m a huge fan”. People say that you should never meet your hero's because you will be disappointed. This will never be the case with David Burnell. In fact: David Burnell’s example, instruction, and friendship have meant everything to me. I look forward to seeing what David will teach us next.”

Jared Evans


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Some of my recent missions include Burma with the Karen Army, Thailand, Nicaragua with the RAMA Indians, Costa Rica, Japan Tsunami Recovery Operations, and Alabama Tornado Relief Operations. In 2010 David was selected as the chief of security for the Utah Hospital Task Force for post Earthquake Haiti. His duties included protection of the Task Force Commander, a former advisor to President Reagan, as well as ensuring the protection of 120 doctors, nurses and translators. This event was the largest loss of life in modern recorded history.


I am a veteran Search and Rescue instructor and have participated in hundreds of missions to include, air operations, body recovery, search, cave rescue, mine rescue, vehicle extrication, vertical rescue, trench rescue, and fire support. Some of my key deployments include Haiti, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Alabama, Thailand, Burma and Japan after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.


These lessons will give you the simple and straight forward no non-sense self-defense skills needed to stop an attack and break the will of the attacker so you can escape. These are proven methods used by special operations, agents and specialists that are used around the world. Created and taught by veteran defensive tactics instructor, bodyguard for high risk areas, founder of the Urban Warfare Center, former National AKTA Taekwondo Champion and author of the popular Defensive Tactics DVD series sold at major retailers


Get an inside look into one of the most elite training programs in the world by David Burnell the founder and senior instructor of the Urban Warfare Center. The Combat Stress Program ran for over 10 years and thousand of military, police and federal agents were trained in the dynamics of urban fighting using stress inoculation and force-on-force techniques. In this exclusive video you will see actual real-time footage of military and police units experiencing total controlled chaos while they try to accomplish their missions. You will see the confusion, leadership and struggle that is the reality of the fight. Each lesson has detailed commentary by David Burnell.


David Founded the Urban Warfare Center in 2002 after the 9/11 attacks. It was closed in 2012. One of the pivotal programs was the Combat Stress Program. Thousands of soldiers, federal agents and police were trained to win the fight in through his branded stress inoculation training. According to senior military and law enforcement leadership these programs saved lives and reduced casualty rates.


David has been training military, police and federal agents for over 20 years. These videos represent a small sampling of some of this training.


Force-on-force is the most critical type of training that prepares you for a real world engagement. There is nothing like working against thinking, moving and communicating humans using less that lethal marking gun projectile type weapons.

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