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Safety Month-Self-Defense class provided by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office

September 21, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Self-defense class provided by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office!

Course Description- 3-4HR Class Not For CE

This is an entry-level self-defense course that requires no previous training. Chris Farmer will discuss situational awareness, and the impact awareness has on you and a potential assailant. Since physical force is a last resort, he will show you alternative means to de-escalate a situation by either confronting an attacker or diffusing a situation. Once a situation becomes physical, the goal is to escape the threat as quickly and efficiently as possible. We will discuss responses to different threat situations. Many of the techniques taught require very little force.


  • How to de-escalate a potentially dangerous situation.
  • How to respond to low, medium, and high-threat situations.
  • Unconventional self-defense techniques
  • Class discussions/questions


Open to all Realtors, women and men! All fitness levels are welcome (nothing too strenuous). Make sure you wear comfortable shoes/clothes!


Instructor Bio:

Chris Farmer is employed by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office for 10 years. Farmer has held positions with the Underwater Investigations Team (U.I.T.), Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.), and is the lead instructor for First Aid and CPR for the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office. In addition to CPR, Farmer teaches various health and wellness classes, is one of the primary instructors for defensive tactics and is the primary instructor for citizen self-defense classes. Farmer is currently an Administrative Lieutenant with previous assignments of Narcotics Detective and Special Operations Sergeant. Farmer has conducted multiple undercover operations and has been a part of several high-risk warrant services. Farmer has previous experience as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (E.M.T.) and is trained in Tactical Combat Casualty Care (T.C.C.C.). Farmer has trained in multiple martial arts forms and competed in Jiu-Jitsu tournaments. Farmer has previous experience in software design, hangs out with his 19-year-old son, plays too many video games, and is a self-admitted geek.





September 21, 2023


1:00 pm


105 Tri Cities Business Park Dr (105 Tri Cities Business Park Dr, Johnson City, Tennessee 37615)


Northeast Tennessee Association of REALTORS®






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