I’m happy to announce that John Murphy’s FPF Training is hosting me for four separate classes in the Culpepper, Virginia area.
On February 1, I will be teaching my Defensive Knife Class
This class will present students with the skills they need to effectively utilize a folding or fixed blade knife as a defensive tool in a lethal force assault. Contrary to most knife defense programs, this class is designed by active police officers to address the realistic situations that law enforcement professionals are likely to face. The class will introduce simple, effective movements that are easy to learn, court defensible, and work well under stress. Topics covered will include knife selection, carry locations, policy concerns, legal issues, deploying the knife, responses to life threatening physical assaults, and techniques for weapon retention. The class will utilize a fast-paced combination of live cutting drills and force on force scenarios using training knives to ensure that students rapidly gain a high level of proficiency.
On February 2, I will be teaching Tactical First Aid and System Collapse Medicine
Tactical First Aid and “System Collapse” Medicine
This hands-on class will develop proficiency in basic battlefield medical techniques utilizing the military’s latest “Tactical Combat Casualty Care” protocols.
Students will learn to stop traumatic bleeding from gunshot and knife wounds using the latest pressure bandages, tourniquets, and hemostatic agents. Self care and care under fire will also be addressed.
Students will also learn simple patient assessment techniques, how to treat a sucking chest wound and tension pneumothorax as well as field fracture immobilization and expedient c-spine immobilization. Options for assuring clear airways (including improvised surgical airways) will be practiced.
In addition, students will learn how to treat themselves and families in the event of a long-term breakdown in our current medical system. Wound cleaning and disinfection under field conditions, injection of local anesthesia and wound closure (including minor suturing) will be practiced in our “trauma lab”. If time permits, students will integrate all of these skills in several practical scenarios.
Information about what types of drugs to stockpile for natural disasters or a collapse in the health care system will be discussed, along with methods for legally acquiring those pharmaceuticals. The instructor will also discuss what items should be included in a comprehensive medical kit and how to improvise those items in an austere environment.
On March 15, I will be teaching Tactical Groundfighting
Combat experience shows that the majority of both civilian and law enforcement defensive encounters end up with one or both parties fighting from the ground. Acknowledging this fact, Active Response Training offers an innovative ground defense class. This ground combative system will allow you to learn the skills necessary to defend yourself in the worst case scenario when a violent criminal forces you to the ground. This is not a sport Jiu Jitsu or wrestling class. Students will learn simple, effective combat techniques that will allow them to overwhelm their adversaries and facilitate a rapid escape.
Topics covered include: ground defense positions, kicking and striking from the ground, empty hand lethal force techniques, escaping from the mount and guard positions, and choke defenses. Students will also learn how to deploy edged weapons from a grounded position and how to defend against both firearms and edged weapons on the ground.
And on March 16, I will be doing a repeat session of Tactical First Aid and System Collapse Medicine.
You can register for any of these classes at the FPF Training website
Don’t delay, both my classes here last year were sold out within one week of opening registration!