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D.I.R.T. Dangerous Individual Recognition Training®

Be prepared! No one expects to be the victim of a crime, but bad things happen to good people all the time. Master reading your environment and the people in it, so you can avoid, defend, or counter ill intent.
"Everyone is an open book if you know how to read their body language!" - Terry Vaughan

D.I.R.T. Abridged 2-hours

We fear what we don't know.

The abridged version of the D.I.R.T. workshop is designed for people with busy lives and hectic schedules.  

This workshop is designed to teach you the skills neccessary to more accurately see the world around you and subsequently identify criminal intent.  We will cover the following topics:

  • 3 strategies to improve visual acuity
  • Key steps to reduce inattentional blindness
  • Excercises to enhance decision making and reactions under stress
  • 5 of the most likely pre-attack body language signals

Terry has purposefully designed the D.I.R.T. curriculum to engage, empower, and remove the mystery surrounding criminal acts.  D.I.R.T. places you firmly back in charge of your safety and the safety of your loved ones.

D.I.R.T. Advanced 6-hours

The advanced version of the D.I.R.T. workshop is a fascinating deep dive into decoding behavior and body language.    

We will cover the following topics:

  • 3 additional strategies to improve visual scanning of your environment
  • Enhancing the processing of sensory data and beating bias
  • 4 criteria predators use to choose victims
  • How to ensure you don't display signals to gain a predators attention
  • 3 principles to accurately decode body language
  • 12 body language signals indicating an attack is imminent.

We improve personal safety by mastering three areas of our lives; individual awareness, situational awareness, and awareness of our environment.  D.I.R.T. Advanced will teach you to understand each of these disciplines and help ensure you stay safe whenever life might take you.

D.I.R.T. Hand-to-Gun 4-hours    

Building on your D.I.R.T. awareness skills, this empowering introductory workshop will teach you how to rapidly stall an attack, create space, and get your gun or other self-defense tools into the fight.

Skills you will learn in this interactive class include:

  • 6 processes every defender progresses through before the can act
  • How to manage the cognitive and physiological responses to a critical incident
  • Specific points and areas of attack when defending
  • How to tactically and efficiently when creating space.
  • Techniques for drawing and using a firearm in close proximity.

No matter how vigilant you are, the potential to be targeted for a crime will always exist. D.I.R.T. Hand-to-Gun will provide real-world defensive strategies for every experience level and empower you with the skills to create space and gain back the upper hand. 


About Terry Vaughan

Terry is a body language leader, speaker, author, and former British Royal Marine Commando, an elite branch of Her Majesty’s Royal Navy. As the creator of D.I.R.T., Terry has delivered workshops to groups ranging from circuit court judges and law enforcement to Fortune 500 companies, realtors, and executive teams across the nation. Vaughan is also a past competitor on season 4 of the History Channel's TOP SHOT, a former television host for the BBC and GUNTV, and the author of the popular book, NOT WITH MY DAUGHTER! A Dad’s Guide to Screening Dates and Boyfriends.
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