Forensic scientists sponsor self-defense workshop ...

Forensic scientists sponsor self-defense workshop at MTSU

Levi Montgomery

Levi Montgomery will bring his extensive background in police tactics to MTSU in a self-defense workshop scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the Auxiliary Gym 1 at Murphy Center.

This event is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by MTSU’s Forensic Institute for Research and Education and the Middle Tennessee Forensic Science Society.

Montgomery will provide participants with basic information regarding the laws that protect victims and attackers. He also will guide hands-on demonstrations of how to prevent confrontations and defend against an attack, if necessary.

Montgomery is co-owner and chief instructor for Priority One’s BASETAC Training Center in Nashville. He has developed an extensive background in police tactics, weapons use and martial arts throughout his law enforcement career, which began in 1979.

In addition, his unique methods of controlling aggression have been implemented in the United States and abroad by special operations groups such as Team MIKE in Kosovo, 118 (Hostile Area Tactical Escort) teams in Iraq and special-interest groups operating out of the western United States.

Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. To register or to obtain more information, go to

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