Written by: Greg Ellifritz
A few of my recent students have published online class reviews or After Action Reports. I thought I’d share them with you in the event you would like to know more about what a class with Active Response Training is like. None of my reviews are every solicited. I do not compensate students in any way for reviews of my courses.
I linked to the three most recent class reviews. If you can’t don’t want to click through, I posted some quotes from each that highlight the content of the review.
“You’re not going to find a finer one day class for trauma than this one. I’d rate it 6 stars out of 5, and came away far more educated and prepared.”
“I would recommend this class to everyone. All of us who carry guns need medical training. If we’re practicing and being prepared for a gunfight that includes injured people. However medical skills translate to ALL emergencies. Not to mention that medical gear isn’t regulated and can be brought places that weapons cannot. If someone in your family can’t or won’t carry a weapon then they can at least be prepared to deal with the medical emergencies. “
“All in all, I thought the class was worth far more than the time and money spent. I learned a lot and I can “dry” practice a lot of the skills on my own. We also received a CD that has an outline of what was covered in the class, as well as an incredible amount of medical books and lists of helpful gear/drugs. If I had to buy all the books, it would cost more than what I paid for the class. Greg is an awesome instructor and I look forward to taking more classes from him!”
“Greg is known as a firearms instructor, of which there are quite a few good ones. But Greg is in a class by himself in terms of his overall skill set and the diversity of his capabilities. It is this broad set of skill that drew me to his teaching and his writing to begin with. He teaches firearms, medical, edged weapons, and unarmed skills. He is also an expert on dealing with the threat of explosives. This guy is the embodiment of the diverse capability that I have promoted in my writing before on numerous occasions. What is noteworthy about Greg, though, is that while he applies the Jack of all trades approach, he is way beyond “Jack” in all of these skills.”
“This class with Greg has definitely pointed me in the right direction and I can say that I have significantly more confidence in my ground fighting skillset after having attended the class. I plan to adopt the skills learned into my own combatives practice on a routine basis. I have a feeling that many of you reading this may be interested in enhancing your unarmed skills, and that may be particularly true regarding skills on the ground. Unless you do BJJ this skillset is typically absent from most systems. One thing I took away from this class is that you actually have more options than you may think when you do end up on the ground. Greg taught some techniques that I have never seen before which allow you to efficiently take down an opponent who is still standing, thus fostering an opportunity to get back to your feet.”
“Greg keeps the material realistic and focuses on things that traditional arts do not, like the very dangerous possibility of dealing with multiple attackers while grounded, as well as the very dangerous reality that weapons are almost always present. Overall, this was an excellent training experience and if you want to improve your ground game this course is a great way to do it.”
I want to thank each of the reviewers for taking time out of their busy days to write an evaluation of my courses. The best advertising in the world is by word of mouth and I truly appreciate their efforts.
If you would like to see a complete list of online published reviews for all my courses, check out the Class Reviews and Student Feedback Page.