I took DPS-101 yesterday from Dave Jenkins’ Rochester Personal Defense school. The training took place over at the Genesee Conservation League facility in Rochester, NY. Let me tell you folks something… this is the best money that you can spend. Dave and his team of instructors did a terrific job.You are getting top flight training with a very low student to instructor ratio assuring that every mistake in technique will be identified and addressed by someone who has professional training. That is worth its weight in gold. You simply can’t know what you are doing wrong alone. You need outside help.Another thing is you can’t learn a motor skill from books or online. You have to actually DO IT. And the DPS-101 class has you DOING things that you may not even be able to do anywhere else.They start you with normal in class learning about techniques, the law, and other interesting things. I won’t give away all that they teach. You have to sign up to find out. They use a building block system and start from simple things getting more and more complex as you go along.By the end of the day you will be, in a single sequence, identifying a threat, moving, barking loud verbal commands, drawing your gun, barking more verbal commands, aiming, firing, clearing malfunctions, moving, scanning, barking commands, firing, moving, scanning, doing tactical reload, barking commands, moving, firing, scanning, tactical reload, moving, scanning, reholstering. <—- I did exactly that in one fairly smooth set of events during one training exercise.Now if you think you can DO that by reading about it you are a heck of a lot better than I am. I can’t. I had to be trained step by step and go through dozens of mistakes with one of the 4 instructors jumping in and stopping me to tell me what I was doing wrong and how to fix it. These skills can only be learned through actual experience.There are other excellent schools and instructors. But you won’t find many better than these guys and gals. And you certainly won’t find a better VALUE for your training dollar. If there other courses are like this one, folks in the Rochester area have an INVALUABLE resource. Don’t hesitate to take advantage of it… or maybe one day it won’t be there. I can guarantee you that I will take advantage of it. I only wish we had something like this in Buffalo. But for now this is at least 150 mile training. Because I will travel over 150 miles to get more!! PS… This message was not compensated or in any way solicited by Dave or his team. It is my personal opinion and my praise is offered because it was earned.