About Stay Safe Urban Defense
When bad incidents happen to innocent, law abiding citizens they typically occur suddenly, violently, with little to no warning and within clinching distance to 6 feet. Stay Safe Urban Defense’s comprehensive self-defense system is designed with the innocent victim in mind. It is geared towards integrating fire arm defense and hand to hand strategies which are necessary to prevent, avoid or stop a threat at close distances by using our innovative training strategies.
The team at Stay Safe Urban Defense is comprised of both men and women who represent the visions of Stay Safe Urban Defense, and who are also great learners as well as teachers. Sharing vital experiences and learnings with our affiliates from around the globe is common practice so all can continue moving ahead of the curve and keep current. With our passion and dedication we hope to make a significant difference in your personal and professional lives.
President and Chief Instructor for Stay Safe Urban Defense
Anthony DaDante – Anthony (Tony) DaDante is a widely recognized thought leader in the Global Business arena. He is the CEO of the highly acclaimed Global Security company, Stay Safe Urban Defense. They provide Realistic Firearm and Self Defense strategies for corporations and citizens alike. It is also home of the iconic mobile enterprise the “Fear No More Academy” for Women.
Women from all walks of life learn invaluable lessons on Situational Awareness, Firearm and Weapon protection, and Self Leadership that can directly impact their lives forever. In the Firearms and Personal Self Defense World’s, Tony is a stand out who has become a full timer learner and teacher of the many systems and tactics he has picked up along his journey. He holds certifications from the Globally Renowned Security providers such as TROJAN INTERNATIONAL, NRA, BLACKWATER, AND ACADEMI, in:
- ADVANCED EXECUTIVE/CLOSE PROTECTION AND SECURITY RISK MANAGEMENT IN HOSTILE ENVIROMENTS
- ADVANCED CONFLICT RESOLUTION FOR SECURITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
- NRA RIFLE
- NRA PISTOL
- NRA ADVANCED PERSONAL PROTECTION OUTSIDE THE HOME
- NRA SHOTGUN
- NRA PERSONAL PROTECTION INSIDE THE HOME
- NRA DEFENSIVE PISTOL
- BLACKWATER TACTICAL HANDGUN AND RIFLE
- NRA INSTRUCTOR CERTIFIED PISTOL, RIFLE AND PERSONAL PROTECTION
- NRA INSTRUCTOR RANGE SAFETY OFFICER (RSO)
- EDGED WEAPONS USING MARCAIDA SYSTEMS
- ADVANCED STUDIES IN STREET BOXING, ISSHIN-RYU OKINAWAN KARATE, BRAZILIAN JIU –JITSU
- NUMEROUS DEFENSIVE TACTICS PARTICIPATION CIVILIAN, LEO AND SPECIAL AGENT TRAINING AS A GUEST THROUGH OUT THE YEARS
- ASP TRAINING CERTIFICATION
- CONCEALED COALITION SR. INSTRUCTOR CCW FLORIDA REGION
Tony has also designed, developed and operated two other highly successful entrepreneurial ventures. Pampered Pets Inn which is a Ritz-Carlton themed Pet Hotel and Spa franchise that took advantage of the enormous growth in the Pet Industry. In addition, he started “ The Change Execution Group” a Global Executive Consulting firm specializing in Executive Coaching, Culture Change and Best in Class Customer Service. His clients include such companies as Mattel, HP, Honeywell, Raytheon, Applied Materials, CBRE, Harley-Davidson, Jacobs Engineering, and BP. In the field of Organizational Change, he is thought of as a ‘game changer’ as evidenced by his involvement in global transformations at a variety of companies. His provocative approach and deft intervention style has allowed him and the firm to make enormous contributions to the client companies he partners with. Throughout the world, his work is relied on to help companies bring the undiscussables front and center. This allows them to change corporate cultures faster as well as generate consistent returns on their Human Capital investments.
With a resume that speaks to significant executive roles in Human Resources, Manufacturing and Marketing at such companies as Mattel Toys (Hot Wheels Nascar), HP, Harley-Davidson, General Motors, Eaton/Vickers and Allied Signal. Tony continues to leverage this diverse background to provide invaluable counsel across the globe.
He went on to study Organizational Change and Strategy at Harvard, Bowling Green and Marquette Universities and received his MBA from Boston College where he is a guest lecturer in both their MBA and Undergraduate business programs.
Tony resides in Florida. An avid fisherman and martial artist, Tony continues to do work in the gang intervention field and fund raising for Breast Cancer research and Domestic Violence arenas.