AWARE: A Self-Defense System Train the Trainer

LET648 – 16.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence at (800) 423-8433 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

participants practicing defensive skillsAWARE is an acronym for Assessing your surroundings While remaining Aware and being Realistic about your Environment. This starts with personal awareness, being aware of other’s perception of you, as well as being aware of your surroundings.

Participants will learn basic self defense skills that can be used if they are targeted and/or attacked. Individuals will be able to constantly assess their surroundings while remaining aware and being realistic about your environment. In addition, participants will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to return to their agency and train community members and any other personnel who are interested in personal self-defense.

This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements AWARE: A Self-Defense System Course #78046.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Participant Must Provide

  • A photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Physical Requirements

Physical participation is required, participant must be in good physical condition and able to complete the following:

  • Blocking and striking techniques
  • Arm and leg strikes
  • Release and escape techniques
  • Weapon disarming techniques

Attendance Requirements

Class attendance is an essential part of the education process, and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. The course requires participants to attend a minimum of 100% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirement, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.

In some cases, make-up work will not be available (due to equipment/facility needs and/or safety/teamwork components or activity setup/facilitation/requirements).

Participants in a TCOLE credit eligible course must complete the class in its entirety to receive a TEEX Certificate of Completion and be reported for TCOLE credit.

If you have additional questions, please refer to the TEEX Participant Handbook.

Participants should wear comfortable clothing for physical activity.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Physiological Responses to Stress
  • Stances and Blocks
  • Releases
  • Weapon Disarming

Suggested Audience

  • Any individual interested in teaching personal self-defense

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

Note: Live Online Instructor-Led (webinar) courses are not eligible for TCOLE credit.

  • 16.00 hours – Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)

Other Information

  • Certificate of successful completion valid five years from date of completion.

Contact Information

Institute for Law Enforcement and Protective Services Excellence
Phone: (979) 845-6677 | Toll-Free: (800) 423-8433
Email: [email protected]

Payment Info

  • Credit Card – Complete online registration or call (979) 845-6677
  • Purchase Order – Complete registration form and send to [email protected] or fax to (877) 289-9715
  • Check – Complete registration form and mail to: TEEX – ILEPSE, P.O. Box 40006, College Station, TX 77842