CDI was founded in response to frustration at the lack of efficient and progressive self-defense training available to the general shooting community. While other excellent organizations exist that allow training of self-defense pistol craft - the founders of CDI felt the limitations of those organizations did not allow for the advancement of more proficient members or the integration of non-shooting defensive skills.
CDI is focused on the education, training, practice and assessment of lawful self defense skills. These skills are taught and evaluated by learned Instructors, under the safety supervision of qualified Safety Officers within the group of other qualified and engaged participants. The goal of CDI is to create an environment for advanced defensive training.
CDI was founded to improve the quality of self-defense training available and provide a broader range of defensive topics. CDI does this with the utmost safety, concern for relevant legal and moral issues, and the individual goals of its members. Its goal is to provide advanced self-defense for those members who strive for it, and encourage and challenge those who excel in pistol craft, the shooting arts, and force-on-force self-defense.
CDI believes that only through proper training, diligent practice, careful instruction, informed forethought, and prudent, lawful and judicious execution of said knowledge and learned skills, can one prepare for the defense of oneself and the innocent from harm.
CDI focuses on a diverse and cohesive set of training disciplines. It is only through a layered approach to self-defense can one be prepared for the worst.