Mission: At Black Tree our mission is to provide individuals of all ages, whether they be high school or college students, professionals, parents or grandparents, the knowledge and skills to quickly assess their surroundings and avoid, respond to, and survive dangerous and life-threatening situations.

What We Do:

Black Tree is an experiential training company that equips people for survival in unexpected circumstances. It’s world class facilities and elite instructors provide exposure to a wide variety of training, appropriately tailored for individuals and groups from the civilian, law enforcement and security, or military sectors. Black Tree’s unique training in enhanced awareness and readiness, hand to hand protection techniques, and hands-on instruction in pistol and carbine weapons is supplemented with virtual reality technology that places the student in situations which safely imitates real life scenarios. In life and death circumstances, Black Tree prepares you for life.

Our world class facility, located on nearly 300 acres just outside Austin, TX, offers a high-tech training center for classroom instruction, a covered 25-meter pistol range, 100-meter carbine range, 4-miles of off-road track and access to a hard surface facility for evasive driving and plans for more amenities to come.

Our proven instruction methodology is rooted in adult learning theory and applied in three phases; classroom instruction, practical exercises, and reviews. Our classroom instruction is dynamic and interactive while a significant emphasis is placed on practicum that provides experiential hands-on learning that serves to both reinforce and apply the concepts learned in the classroom. Our students enjoy a low client-to-instructor ratio where you fight more, shoot more, drive more, and achieve more.

We assess your requirements, learn your environment and collaboratively tailor a regimen for you or your group in the private, local, state and federal sectors.

Operational Security (OPSEC)

The Black Tree team understands the need for OPSEC: Our clients include government personnel assigned to mission-sensitive units and activities, as well as corporate executives or staff requiring discreet training. We can and will meet any of your organization’s anonymity or security requirements.