Force Concepts with Dennis Root

Dennis Root

The world can be a violent and dangerous place. To confront real-world threats, you must understand the winning mindset, physical techniques, weapons, and the law.

Dennis Root is a nationally recognized expert in the use of force by law enforcement and for self-defense. He has spent over three decades teaching firearms, control tactics, and many other force-related programs. Dennis has trained countless law enforcement officers from across the United States. He also provides training for professional investigators and private individuals just like you. He wants to help everyone understand the mental and physical preparation needed to face life-endangering situations.

All Episodes

Dennis discusses the "Hot Pot Exercise" as a means of explaining how perception influences the force decision-making process.

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Dec 2020

9 min 24 sec

During this episode of Force Concepts, I will discuss the information presented by the Fulton County District Attorney. I express my observations and share questions we should be asking, before we form our opinions of this event.

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Jun 2020

1 hr 25 min

During this episode, I discuss scanning as a part of the training process needed for real-world encounters. The art of seeing and not just looking.

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Jan 2020

22 min 54 sec

During this episode of Force Concepts, we discuss the importance of dummy rounds, and how you can incorporate them into your firearms training.

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Jan 2020

19 min 56 sec

Trigger finger discipline is one of the critical elements of firearm safety. During this episode, we will discuss what it is and why it is so important.

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Jan 2020

26 min 36 sec

Cooper's Colors makes it easy for us to discuss and understand levels of awareness and their application to your self-defense training.

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Sep 2019

23 min 18 sec

During today's episode, I am going to look at and discuss the O-O-D-A Loop. I will explain the concept and how it relates to your training.

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Sep 2019

31 min 48 sec

The will to kill is a concept few want to discuss, but it's as important and your ability to recognize a threat.The act of self-defense requires a person to prepare mentally, physically, and emotionally for combat. However, there is a significant difference between training and real-world applications. Ask yourself, are you willing?

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Mar 2019

30 min 36 sec

During this episode, Dennis discusses the hot pot theory as a means of explaining the impact perception has on the decision making process.

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Mar 2019

20 min 6 sec

“Stand Your Ground” is not a law or a “license to kill.” During this episode, I discuss stand your ground & its role in the use of force for self-defense.

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Feb 2019

35 min 36 sec

The use of force goes beyond the physical and mental aspects. You must understand the terms associated with this discipline and how to explain it to others.

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Feb 2019

26 min 56 sec

During this episode, Dennis discusses how slow is smooth and smooth becomes fast should be the guiding principle of all training programs. The emphasis should be on technique development, not speed.

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Feb 2019

18 min 36 sec

During today's show, Dennis discusses the force continuum as a guideline for what is considered a reasonable response to a given threat.

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Jan 2019

24 min 8 sec

The combat athlete is a concept Dennis created to help motivate and guide your mental and physical training. During this episode, Dennis discusses his concept and how you can become a combat athlete.

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Jan 2019

26 min 25 sec

During this episode of Force Concepts, Dennis discusses the development of your winning mindset. This information can be applied to all aspects of your life, from self-defense to business & everything in between.

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Jan 2019

33 min 49 sec

Welcome to the first episode of Force Concepts with Dennis Root, a podcast dedicated to helping you unlock and develop your inner warrior. In this episode, Dennis provides an overview of the show, his background, and how to reach him.

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Jan 2019

28 min 40 sec