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Below you will find reviews and testimonials from current and former Form A Strategy clients.

  • My family and I were getting ready to travel abroad. Our children our home schooled, and my work takes to many foreign countries. I wanted to get my family trained and well-versed in situational awareness and defense training. I was introduced to Tracy Thomas of Form A Strategy (FAS) from a friend who utilized him for active shooter defense response training at their business facility. I spoke to Tracy, and we were scheduled to take the FAS Traveling Threat Response that is part of his Growing Threat Series workshops. I am writing this review months later and I can only tell you that the G.E.A.R. concepts and training taught in that workshop have and will save lives. My entire family walked away feeling more secure and safe. The course is second to none and the instructors are the best I have seen.

  • I have been training in the firearms and defense industry for over 15 years. I recently attended a Gun & Knife Defense Response workshop with FAS under the instructor Tracy Lee Thomas. The class was well-paced and taught the concept of simplicity over complexity in a real-world scenario-based training environment. The course covered unarmed and armed defense strategies and tactics that helped each of us as FAS students to learn how to form a strategy and work through the various scenarios. This course is the real deal. The instructors are not just practitioners they are great instructors. The sign for me was when I spoke to many of the students and they have taken nearly all of the workshops. Repeat customers tell the story...

    Great job FAS and congrats on the new authored books Mr. Thomas.

  • The FAS Kidnapping & Abduction Response was a fantastic class and I feel so much safer now that I have attended this growing workshop series class. The FAS instructor was Tracy Thomas and he kept both the physical skill sets part of the course as well as the presentation side fun and simplistic. I like the saying “works for most of the people most of the time, not just for some of the people some of the time.” The highlight or aha moment for me was when I realized I can get away and survive from having my wrists duct taped or being tied to a chair. Both strategies and tactics taught were beyond anything I expected. It is an honor to write this review and thank you sir for all that you do with saving lives.

  • The Growing Threat Series workshops doesn’t just teach you to “form a strategy” they teach you exactly what their FAS instructors state and that is, “Don’t be a target, don’t be a victim. Train hard and stay safe.” I highly recommend FAS.

  • From not knowing how to defend myself to understanding how to plan and Form A Strategy with the FAS training G.E.AR. I have learned that I am my own first responder and training is a key element to survive. A big thank you to Tracy Thomas, Todd Droege and the FAS instructors.

  • I highly recommend the FAS Keep Your Business Safe workshop that all our warehouse employees attended. We do feel there is a growing threat in our community and this workshop gave us the roadmap to keep our employees safe, form a strategy while developing a plan, train our teams, and help HR mitigate any liability. We are considered a small business, but we had 40 employees attend the training. Tracy Thomas and Daniel were top notch instructors. Thank you so much!

  • I’m more than happy to write a review for the Form A Strategy courses. They call them the Growing Threat Series for a reason, the threats are out there, and they are real. I wanted to attend an active shooter defense course so a friend of mine told me to Google “Tracy Lee Thomas personal protection” and I did just that. I then went to and was intrigued by all of the courses that applied to my life and well-being of it. After taking the active shooter class, I enrolled my high school daughters as well as my wife and I, in the FAS College Bound Readiness course and from there I have attended 8 different growing threat series courses, 3 with my family. I cannot even begin to tell you how well these workshops are laid out. The organization, the structure and what we learned will never be forgotten. Attend any one of their workshops and you’ll have no regrets.

  • We have trained with FAS for many years. My wife and I started off taking the growing threat workshops in Virginia under Tracy Thomas and his instructors. We then shifted our training to dryfire scenarios and gun defense. Months later we were at the range training with FAS in their scenario based live fire events. We just took our CCW class and thoroughly enjoy all they have to offer. Thank you sir!

  • From civilian to military to law enforcement it can be said that I have attended quite a few courses when it comes to defending oneself unarmed or armed. Nothing can compare to what I have learned under training with Master Instructor Tracy Lee Thomas and his instructors. His teachings are real-world. Attend a class and judge it for yourself.

  • Took 12 of our staff members to attend a Situational Awareness workshop with Tracy Thomas from his authored FAS Growing Threat Series books. The class was a real eye-opening experience and one that gives us a different outlook at both work and our personal lives. Our team absolutely loved the class thank you so much.

  • Our business has been looking to give our employees the confidence in having a plan should an immediate threat or violent encounter occur at our business. We wanted to empower our team and offer them pre-planning should anything ever occur in the future. I found Tracy Thomas through his Krav Maga schools instructor and was introduced to their FAS active shooter growing threat series for business owners. The learning environment was absolutely amazing and months later we are still talking about the workshop. We have truly formed a strategy as Tracy taught us and clearly have all of our evacuation routes and avoidance measures in place.

  • I am so glad our business sent us to the Workplace Violence Response training with Form A Strategy. I had met the instructor, Tracy Thomas at a class he was teaching at REI in Virginia Beach in the years ago. When I saw his name on Eventbrite and that he was teaching classes on workplace violence, I decided to have him come to our company. My goal we to help our employees feel safe. Tracy’s goal was not just about safety, he empowered them to be confident, role played with them on key steps from deescalating a situation to evacuation routes and planning should a situation turn violent. Topics such as active shooter were covered that opened our eyes even more. Thank you for the knowledge.

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