Written by Greg Ellifritz
I’m happy to announce that John Murphy’s FPF Training is hosting me for two more classes in the Washington, D.C. area. These classes still have a few openings left….
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 February 12, I will be teaching Tactical Groundfighting at Disciple MMA Academy in Sterling, Virginia.
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.
You can register for either of these classes at the FPF Training website
If you would like to know a little more about the course content, read the student reviews on the classes.
I hope to see some of you there!