Retention Training is a Must!!

…I left sore and tired. I left with a thumb that ached from being bent precariously in the wrong direction, and two elbows that were treated to the same. I left with bruises to my ears, both of my forearms, and to my thighs. I was hit in the face and reminded of what taking…


CDT in 2019…

As 2018 comes to a close and 2019 awaits, we here at CDT reflect on a great 2018…full of growth and some painful lessons about being in the Personal Readiness industry. We certainly hope that your holidays were filled with love and light, whether it appeared under a Christmas tree, from the light of a…


Lessons From Pittsburgh..

  “…We train for the world as it is, not for the way we wish it to be” – Unknown Author   There was another active killer incident the other day, this time in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, as most know by now. 11 citizens from the Tree of Life Synagogue were killed by someone with a…


Dominate the Threat: Introducing Amonte Littlejohn

One of the most important areas of personal defense we bang into the heads of our students over and over is this….in a fight for your life; a no-holds barred, close contact, empty handed fight for your life…how long would YOU last? 10 seconds? 30 seconds? How long before you are taken to the ground…


Email Subscribers!

For those of you who follow us, and mostly for those that don’t but we hope soon will, slide over to the right hand side of the Home Page and find the Subscribers link… Click on the link and enter your email address to get the latest updates on what is going on in the…


We’re Not Just Firearms and Gear!

We at CDT offer Corporate tiered Trauma Training and Critical Medical skills. Whether you have 2 employees, or 100, we can bring the training to you!     We tailor classes to your exact needs and schedule. Training options are:   –  American College of Surgeons “Stop The Bleed” Campaign: Basic Bleeding Control Course 2-hour Basic…


A Foundation of White Stones: Memorial Day 2018

As I write this, It’s Memorial Day, 2018. The day promises to be sunny and hot here in our little corner of NE Ohio, and will no doubt be marked by parades, music, food on the grill, laughter, and ringing in the “official” start of summer. I know what you’re thinking…it’s another “Don’t say Happy…


What To Do When We Need to “Do Something”

  Valentine’s Day, 2018, will either go down in the annals of the history of our county’s long-standing tradition of firearms ownership as either a watershed moment: one where the fear and emotion surrounding an object a maniac COULD use in the most horrific way possible results the erosion of our 2nd section of the…


TQ Fail: What happens when the bleeding doesn’t stop?

So….your neighbor calls you screaming…..tells you her 8-year-old son was playing with a friend and after some roughhousing, went through the glass in her greenhouse. Now, there’s blood spurting from his arm. After rushing over next door you find him laying on the grass, towel wrapped around his arm, mom on the phone to 911….


What’s In Your Pocket?

By now, those of you that follow us know of our insistence on the carrying, and subsequent proficiency with, a medical kit designed to address life-threatening hemorrhage, and various other traumas along with competent training. So why aren’t you? We still see lots of folks discussing firearm types….which is the new whiz-bang for concealed carry…