Building Practical Self-Defense Skills

The ADTA is a member-led, member-instructed non-profit based in Federal Way, Washington.  We originally came together with our various skills and experience because we wanted to be able to learn and practice handgun skills beyond what you can do at a typical gun range.  Today, as a group we contract out with local ranges, provide our own Range Safety Officers, develop Instructors and Mentors from within our membership, and conduct down-range exercises you can't do by yourself -- movement, presentation, concealment, reloading, multiple target, low-light, contact, and more.  Every month, the ADTA conducts valuable workshops and live-fire range sessions to help everyone both maintain the important self-defense skills they have, and to share and learn new skills in an inclusive community of peers. 

Our mission, and our community involvement, have continued to grow. Today, the ADTA conducts regular free public workshops on a variety of important and practical self-defense topics, from the laws of armed self-defense, to hand-to-hand techniques, to implement techniques, to introductory and friendly handgun courses, to handgun self-defense skills development using realistic training weapons, and more. Our community outreach programs include free seminars presented to local groups on Self Defense for Women, Firearms and Self-Defense, Introductory Hand-to-Hand, and the Eddie Eagle GunSafe for Kids program.

  • Public workshops and seminars, 2nd Thursday evening each month.
  • ADTA members' live-fire range events, 3rd Thursday evening each month.
  • New Shooters / Introduction workshops about three times per year.

We've heard many times that ADTA is unique; an organization that really promotes learning and involvement, with success measured by the quantity and quality of knowledge and skill development we give away. Many of our members have undergone or continue to attend other professional training and certifications, and frequently our members bring that knowledge and incorporate it into ADTA's growing programs and monthly practice opportunities. Our members that have developed strong proficiencies continue to be some of our most regular participants, keeping their skills current and practiced every month, and helping others learn along.

I invite you to learn more about us. Attend our next upcoming workshop, sign up for our next free introductory course, and subscribe to our event announcements. Read more about what we've done, and what we're doing, and come meet us the 2nd Thursday evening of each month in Federal Way. Whatever your current level of skill, from never-handled-a-gun-before to trained expert, you'll find a comradery, a challenge, and an opportunity with ADTA.

Chad Hiatt
ADTA President


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Next ADTA Introductory Workshop

New events scheduled monthly; check back soon!

Next ADTA Public Seminar

Thursday, March 12, 2015 7:00 PM • Federal Way Senior Center (FWSC)

Next ADTA Live-Fire Range Session

Thursday, March 19, 2015 6:30 PM • Federal Way Discount Guns Indoor Range, 1401 S 324th St, Federal Way 98003

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Sunday, March 08, 2015 10:00 AM • Contact ADTA member Ed Streit for details
Thursday, March 12, 2015 7:00 PM • Federal Way Senior Center (FWSC)
Thursday, March 19, 2015 6:30 PM • Federal Way Discount Guns Indoor Range, 1401 S 324th St, Federal Way 98003
Sunday, March 22, 2015 1:00 PM • Contact ADTA member Chad Hiatt for details

Armed Defense Training Association (ADTA)
A 501(c)7 non-profit organization, founded in 2011.
Federal Way, Washington, USA

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