What People Are Saying...

Training with Dave helped build strength and the ability to defend myself. I'm more aware of my surroundings and feel confident knowing that I have the knowledge and skill to handle different situations.
Patty Anne Corson
After the first day of training with Dave, I knew that this was the best Martial Arts instructor and best fighting system I have encountered. I have trained in Martial Arts / hand-to-hand since 1987. After many years of experience & training, working as a bodyguard and surviving multiple encounters,...
Matthew Metzler
I first trained with Dave in the 1990's. I started training with him again this year. The skills I learned all those years ago returned so quickly, it was like I never left. A great testimony to the art and Dave's training methods.
Dave
I have been training with Dave for 4 years, and it has been the best 4 years because I have learned so much! I couldn't ask for a better teacher. He is not the type just to tell you that you're doing a good job; he makes you the best you want to be and takes the time to show you the right ways.
Dave
Training with Dave has made a huge difference in my self-confidence and my ability to defend myself. My occupation/career is in the  Security field, and I am currently studying to go into law enforcement, so being able to effectively defend myself is crucial. I have trained in Gracie jiu-jitsu, A...
Justin Meade
Where do I begin? I met Dave over 25 years ago I was introduced to him by my brother-in-law. At that time, I didn't know what his introduction was going to do for me in my life. I had taken different disciplines of martial arts but never anything too serious. Either I was bored or just didn't want t...
Dennis
Training with Dave has changed my life in many ways. Dave is not just a great teacher but a great friend.

I would recommend anyone looking to better themselves in the martial arts world to use Advanced Fighting Systems. It is the place for you.
Tyler
Just when you think you have seen everything, Sifu Dave Durch will come along and just completely blow your mind! This guy has a solution for any situation.
A student
We have attended several seminars put on by Dave Durch, and I can honestly say that I and my students learned more in 3 days than most could in 2 weeks. Dave Durch is really raising the standards in mixed martial arts.
A student
I have been training with Dave Durch for the last seven years. The prior twenty-two years I had trained in Brazilian Jujitsu, Kenpo Karate, Shotakan Karate, Aikido, and Krav Maga.  I have learned more in the last seven years than the prior twenty-two. Dave Durch understands the stree...
Tom S.
Thanks for the great lesson and awesome workout! Slept like a rock!

Out of all the systems I've studied, this is the only one that is training for the reality of what happens in the street. I look forward to many more lessons!
John T. Stamm
Thanks for sharing. Always good to find a real expert.
Jakayla
I have had the good fortune to study under Dave Durch. He teaches students far more than the basic techniques, bringing out a student’s attributes. He also broadens your understanding of range and timing, enabling a student to perform the moves under actual combat conditions. He takes the training...
Josh Crank

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