All New Grappling Style by Integrative Defense Strategies

Grappling for Concealed Carry

The Number 1 Principle Grapplers Need to Know
When Carrying Concealed

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Todd Fossey

Dear Grapplers,  
If you carry a gun and you happen to be a grappler, you should know there are major skill gaps between sport grappling and grappling for concealed carry.

Most Instructors and courses either focus on sport shooting or sport grappling, leaving their students very vulnerable to a catastrophic outcome during a violent encounter, but what people need more than anything is to integrate the two. 

Our mission is to train Citizen Defenders on exactly that.

Case reports show that approximately 30% of violent encounters end up on the ground, and 60% of victims either fall or are knocked to the ground while 40% are deliberately taken down.

Unfortunately, most grapplers who carry concealed falsely believe they will intuitively know what to do if they find themselves the victim of this type of attack. 

This could be a fatal mistake.

First, A Warning:

The strategies revealed in this course are for those who are willing to look at grappling through a new lens. 

This is not traditional BJJ or sport grappling. 

While we are borrowing from sport grappling, the motivations for this course are soley designed for the purposes of keeping viewers safe from harm and out of jail in a real-world self-defense situation while carrying a concealed handgun.  

The Variables of Concealed Carry Dramatically Changes Your Grappling Strategy.

The habits and pathways that are formed during sport training, practice and competition can create training scares leaving grapplers vulnerable to:

  • Having Their Own Gun Used on Them
  • Dangerous Surfaces
  • Devastating Strikes
  • Multiple Attackers
  • Attackers Weapons Being Used on Them
  • Legal Ramifications of Excessive Force
  • Tactical Mistakes Due to Repetition in an Unfamiliar Context
  • And More…

Even the most fundamental grappling techniques and strategies change dramatically when one is carrying concealed.

There are several documented incidents over the years where sport grapplers have perished using their skills in a weapons-based environment. 

Being grapplers ourselves, we feel a deep connection to the grappling community, and know many in our community carry concealed, so we felt compelled to share our findings in the interest of saving lives and furthering this new and important style.

We’ve spent more than a decade now researching and developing the discipline of Grappling specifically for Concealed Carry.  Thousands upon thousands of hours and large sample sizes through our IDS LABWORX, IDS APEX Affiliate Program as well as ongoing collaboration with some of the top minds in the world in grappling and combatives in a weapons-based environment (such as the legendary Greg Nelson) have led to this ground breaking curriculum.


If you’d like to learn how to apply this unique curriculum to your already existing skill set, this might be the most important online course you ever purchase.

Here’s a Few of The Most Important Things Our Students Say You Can Expect to Take Away from This Training

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Studying, Training and Teaching Combatives, Combat Sports, Self-Defense, Fighting and dealing with all facets of Martial Arts has been my focus for the last 38 years. Over the past couple of years, I have started firearms training with Todd. His open-mindedness and willingness to instruct a civilian based, no nonsense and ever-expanding curriculum and methodology of all facets of personal protection is not only highly functional, pressure tested and fact based, but also super fun. The training that Todd has had me do has expanded my awareness of far more than the firearm, but also in all areas of my martial arts training. It forces me to open my mind, to look at self-defense and how to deal with the before, during and after of everything fighting in a totally different and realistic way.

  • Coach of 4 UFC World Champions (Brock Lesnar, Sean Sherk, Dave Menne & Rose Namajunas)
  • 5th Degree Black Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • 6th Degree Muay Thai Black Belt (Ajarn)
  • Co-Creator Army Special Warfare Combatives Program
  • Full Instructor – Inosanto Kali & Jun Fan JKD Concepts


Everyone loves to write “the mind is the weapon and the firearm is only the tool”, but then when they go to the shooting range evidently they forget about it and train only the finger and not the mind. This happens because it is easier to train the finger and does not require having to deal with one’s conscience in terms of ability and preparation.

I want to greet you by mentioning two concepts that I find fantastic and that come from two other Trainers of which I have a deep esteem:

“Thinkers before shooters” – Travis Haley

“Don’t be a Gunfighter be a Fighter with a Gun” – Todd Fossey

– Instructor Zero

Mike Hughes Endorsement PicMIKE HUGHES

CEO Next Level Training and Inventor of the SIRT

“Todd/IDS has heavily integrated the SIRT into his training curriculum and we’re really pleased to see how far he has come in his curriculum. It’s very impressive and his passion is unparalleled. If you do have an inclination to expand your training curriculum and improve as an instructor, I strongly recommend checking out IDS.”

Meet Your Instructor


Todd Fossey is the founder of and Chief Instructor at Integrative Defense Strategies in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is a regular contributor Funker Tactical, Aperture Fight Focused YouTube channels, a member of the Personal Defense Network’s (PDN) Contribution Team, a member of the 5.11 ABR Academy Instructor Team, a 2nd Amendment Advocate, a champion for the Citizen Defender, and is sought after for seminars and training camps across the country.

After training several years with Israelis, Todd earned his black belt in Krav Maga in 2017. Fossey continues his extensive MMA and submission grappling apprenticeship under legendary MMA coach (and Special Forces Instructor) Greg Nelson at the Minnesota Martial Arts Academy. Fossey is a (PFC PSOC) Certified Executive Protection Agent, (FSI) Certified Force Science Analyst, and is actively involved with force-on-force scenario, active shooter, and SWAT training for various law enforcement agencies and departments. Todd has also become the self-defense and defensive firearms instructor for UFC Strawweight World Champion Thug Rose Namajunas. In addition to his work in weapons based combatives, firearms, and tactical instruction, he is a former lecturer at medical schools and has a 15-year background in psychophysiology which offers him special insight into the psychological, physiological, and perceptual effects of high-stress critical incidents and human performance.

Fossey is best known for his innovative, evidence based, and holistic approaches to integrating multiple disciplines into training and personal defense, specializing in extreme close quarters, weapons based combatives for armed Citizen Defenders.

During the time of his formal education, Fossey worked as a bouncer and head of security where he was faced with many violent and life-threatening encounters.


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