Defensive Tactics Institute

Little Rock

Based in Central Arkansas, Defensive Tactics Institute is a leading home and personal defense training facility complete with a climate controlled classroom, onsite outdoor dynamic shooting range and a pro shop for your self defense needs.

The Samurai were the world's first bodyguards. They gave their lives to their Lord. So when it came time, they fought like they had nothing to lose. We feel the same about our families. The lessons from ancient warriors are still being taught today, enhanced by modern tools and tactics . Be your own bodyguard for the sake of your family. 

Join me in the journey                             

Master Bernie Major CPS


Home and Personal Defense

Our goal at Defensive Tactics Institute is to provide the law abiding citizen with the ability to act as their own and their family's bodyguard. To provide a school for the student to learn proven skills, theories, tactics and knowledge to protect themselves and their families from a variety of threats through all levels of force from verbal talk-down to lethal force with edged, blunt or ballistic tools, so the innocent can prevail.    

"Bernie's professionalism and training gained through his experience has dramatically improved my ability to defend my family, those around me, and myself if the situation, God forbid, ever arises. He offers many training classes! I will continue to highly recommend him as an instructor! "  Jonathan L.

"I recommend employing Bernie Major as an instructor for your defense and shooting programs. Mr. Major is a professional with an enthusiastic and caring personality. I personally witnessed his skill as a hand to hand instructor and as a dynamic pistol, shotgun and rifle shooter. His teaching methods are effective and allow for ease of learning concepts and skills.

Over the years I have seen combative skilled individuals as a retired, 26 year veteran Law Enforcement officer. I would rank Bernie Major at the top."  Keith R.