EXECUTIVE / VIP PROTECTION TRAINING

Most of the guys who get into Pick Up, do so because they want a girlfriend and someday, a family.

But how do you keep your family safe?

If you can’t protect yourself or your loved ones, you are not a man.

-Stephen Grosch

 

Anyone that I have worked with throughout the years has heard this. They also know that before I ever got into Pick Up/Life Coaching I was a full time firearms and tactical instructor.

I have been planning on putting together a tactical/self defense class for the last year, one that would flow with everything I teach and love. Something that was geared directly for guys like us. Guys who don’t want to spend years trying to learn something they HOPE works when they need it. But something that we KNOW will WORK, even in bad parts of the world.

Everyone asks me, “how did you learn all of this awesome stuff”? (stuff like how to use a flashlight or a plastic bag to stop a bad guy).

Simple, I learned the hard way! Training and travelling the US spending 6+ figures on gear and classes, years of training that I later found out much was wasted (and actually dangerous), broken bones, and lots of blood and sweat!

During my tactical journey, there was lots of training that wasn’t as helpful as I hoped, and a few classes that changed my life. One of them that had the biggest impact on me was an Edged Weapons class at GUNSITE, where I met a man named Steve Tarani. -He is one of those guys that the 3 letter agencies call when they need awesome tactical training.

I had been practising ken-jitsu for a bit, (Japanese edged weapon), and in this class, I got paired up with the oldest guy there. Tarani had us spar with training knives for 30 seconds and I remember thinking to myself, “I am going to kill this old dude!” as the clock beeped.

Then after the 30 seconds were over, we counted up our cuts… THE OLD GUY KICKED MY ASS!

I was in good shape, young, fast, did some BJJ and wrestled, practiced how to use a blade for a while, read books on it, and carried one since I was a kid, and I got my ass handed to me by someone so much older than me, I figured he had to be some kind of martial arts master!

“How long have you been training?” I asked him.

His response- “I HAVEN’T! All I ever did is take a class from Tarani last year and I had so much fun I wanted to come again!”

I was in SHOCK. I had been taking martial arts class for years- multiple times a week, learning how to swing a sharp piece of metal, and in 30 seconds some old dude who trained with Tarani for 2 days kicked my ass.

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Karambit course 2004
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Karambit course 2004

It was right then I decided I had to change what I was doing and learn how he did this. Which lead to me studying Kali ever since.

Fast forward a bit, and I was hosting classes with Tarani at my old gun range where I was the Director of Training where I got to pick and chose the coolest classes for us to have, and got to take take every one of them!

When I had the opportunity, after a week long interview process, I left that gun range and started working for Tarani.

Tarani went on to work for one of those 3 letter government organizations, much of which he can’t even tell ME about, and after a divorce, my PUA journey started (which then lead to me moving to LA to work for Style before starting my own company)

Edged Weapons 2014
Edged Weapons 2014

Edged Weapon DefenseTarani and I got back in touch a few years ago, and I’ve helped with some of the program delivery support from time to time.

When I was in the planning stages of putting together this class, what I would consider the ULTIMATE training class, one that if I could go back in time 10+ years and hand pick all of the coolest and most useful skills I’ve learned, and add them to one epic class, something happened. Over steaks and beers with Tarani one night while discussing my plan, I decided that I wanted you guys to have the same experience I did 10+ years ago, to learn from THE MAN himself.

It took months of planning, and luckily Tarani had 4 free days not already booked for 2015, so I am VERY happy to announce, we locked down the final details and this epic event, and we are a GO!!!

 

Executive / VIP Protection Training

Protect yourself and your loved ones with the skills of a trained Protective Agent

  • Fundamentals of Protection – Exactly what you need to know to keep yourself and your family safe from current and emerging threats
  • Protective Intelligence – What the professionals know about managing real-world threats
  • Preventative Defense – How to use your environment as an extension of your awareness
  • Threat Assessment/ Attack Recognition – How to identify, mitigate and if necessary defend against an actual threat
  • Unarmed Active Shooter Response – What to do in the event of an active shooter in your home, at work, school, when shopping, etc
  • Protected Movement – How to effectively move yourself and your family to and from controlled and uncontrolled areas under duress
  • Protective Measures – How to control an actual threat engagement, protection to/ from and in your car (vehicular approaches and departures)
  • How to lower your Threat Profile
  • How to take and keep positive control of your environment (home, work, school, travel, etc.,)
  • Managing the fateful Injury/ Distance liability gap
  • Learn the three things you need to know to take and keep control of any threat
  • Defensive Tactics – Defense against single and multiple assailants
  • At a Glance – Learn how to “read” buildings and doors both of which can tell you everything you need to know about where to go and what to do
  • Approaches and Departures- Know exactly what to look for when approaching or departing from either a vehicle or a building- like the Protection Professionals
  • Control Points – Learn exactly where and how control points work and how you can use them to put yourself in an advantageous position

There are plenty of places where you can’t carry a firearm, so we will teach you the critical personal protection skills you need to be effective with an edged weapon, including your own pocket knife!

  • Folding Blade Selection – What to look for, how to exactly fit your hands and carry position(s)
  • Safe Handling – Learn how to open, close and safely manipulate a razor sharp knife in self-defense, while under duress
  • Blade Disarming – Learn what to do if someone attacked you with a knife
  • Angles & Distance Risk Metrics – Know how to control your range, position and how to reduce your risk profile in the event of an edged weapon engagement
  • Leveraging Blade Mechanics – Gain the advantage of having the training and skills of using a folding knife against single and multiple determined adversaries
  • Wound Analysis & Effects – What are the determining effects of a folding knife?
  • Target & Defensive Anatomy – Walk away from this training armed with the skills and ability to defend yourself and your loved ones knowing exactly what to look for and what to do with your folding knife
  • Curved Blade (Karambit) – Introduction to safety and defensive use of this uniquely designed knife

And since most crime occurs at night, and in some places can’t even carry a knife, we will teach you how to defend yourself with a flashlight from our Power of Light class!

  • Range and Position – How to assume immediate control of both your distance from an assailant and relative position in any an engagement
  • Protective Measures – Tactical Carry and Deployment of your flashlight
  • Grips, Stances and Operation – Immediate acquisition of combative grips, mobile fighting platform and protective techniques
  • Take and Keep Initiative – How to break from any attack and move to a position of advantage
  • Immediate Action Drills – Learn reactive response for any attack at close quarters
  • Immobilization Techniques – How to immobilize an attacker when “closing in”
  • Successfully Engaging a Physical Threat – When to “Get In” and handle it and when to “Get Out” and disengage
  • Disarming – How to effectively disarm an assailant using your flashlight

What if it isn’t dark? What about those times when you are 100% disarmed and need to defend yourself or your loved ones? Well good thing we are going to teach you improvised weapons training as well!

  • Resource Assessment Listing –How to rapidly identify and immediately recognize improvised weapons at home, work, school, your car, a restaurant, etc
  • Weapons of Opportunity – How to gain proficiency in the usage of edged, impact, flexible and other weapons of opportunity based on exigent need
  • Effective and Safe Handling – How to safely and effectively use an improvised weapon as a viable force option
  • Gain and Keep Control – How to gain control of and manipulate an attacker using improvised weapons
  • Disarming – How to disarm an opponent with a gun, knife and other conventional weapons using improvised weapons.
  • Multiple Assailants – How to use “attack recognition” to break away from and take the initiative over single or multiple assailants utilizing improvised weapons
  • Hostage Recovery – How to escape from a high-threat hostage situation using your environment and improvised weapons

What if you don’t even have the chance to pull out one of your weapons and someone pulls a weapon on you? Then we better teach weapon disarms so you have the skills to take the bad guy’s weapon and use it against them!

  • Committed and Uncommitted Attacks – How to identify and engage a determined attacker versus a non-committal opportunist who is just trying to scare you
  • Optimal Unarmed Response – Know the “Rules of Engagement” and how to use them to your advantage in staying low on the personal Injury Scale and how to minimize contact
  • The Best-kept Secrets of Disarming – Learn what the professionals know about how very easy it is to control an opponent wielding a weapon
  • Handling Edged Weapon Attacks – Knowing how and when to disarm an attacker wielding an Edged Weapon of any size or type
  • Handling Firearm Attacks – How to disarm an active shooter wielding a pistol, shotgun rifle and even a submachine gun!
  • Handling Impact Weapons – What to do should someone assault you with a baseball bat, tire-iron or some other type of bludgeoning weapon intent on severe bodily injury
  • The Anatomy of Disarming – What are the key principals and exactly what to look for in disarming any weapon literally at a glance
  • The three “R’s” of Disarming – Learn the difference in “Returning, Retaining and Releasing” a weapon and when and how to do each at will

 

There are also a few things that we are going to teach you that we can’t publically share right now (and you won’t either after the class), I also just confirmed that my friend and owner of the gun range that I use to work at, is going to teach a weapon familiarization module. Just in case you are different parts of the world and come across guns you haven’t fired before.

He also said, he is going to offer you guys a HUGE discount on all of the products in his store during the class, which I don’t care if you buy anything, but if you want to, you are getting the hook up (guns and ammo not included).

Lastly, I am putting together the training gear bags for you guys now, that way you guys can walk into the class and EVERYTHING you need is here waiting for you, and yours to keep. Karambits, tactical flashlights, training blades, and more!

-of course you can bring your own training gear, and live blades, but if you don’t have them yet, DO NOT go out and buy them, I will supply you with them!

 

*** NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE REQUIRED ***

This is NOT martial arts – this is NOT crime prevention – this IS a professional hands-on protective services approach to doing what it takes to get yourself and your loved ones out of trouble and immediately to safety. Applicable at home, at school, at work, in your car, and while on vacation, this is an opportunity for you to take home field-tested “bread and butter” techniques, sustainment drills and proven tactics gleaned from the professionals.

There is A LOT more I want to tell you about this class, but I can’t fit it all on here, I also have to personally interview each potential student before they can be accepted into this class (because of the sensitive nature), and lastly-

This might be the ONLY time we are able to offer this class together, so don’t miss your extremely rare opportunity to learn from protective service professionals from deep within the US Defense Intelligence community. Protective programs defensive tactics subject matter expert and world-class educator Steve Tarani steps outside “the Agency” to provide you with this vetted, armed and unarmed, easy-to-follow protective agents training curriculum allowing you the opportunity to develop and utilize your instinctive reflexes to resolve issues involving the threat of an attack on yourself and those close to you.

  • WHEN: March 12th, 13th, 14th, and 15th 2015
  • WHERE: Phoenix, Az.

I will provide address and hotel recommendations after sign up.

 

For more information, click the CONTACT ME BUTTON on the top right of this page to email me.

If you have ANY question, email me with the CONTACT ME button on the top of this page and I will get back to you ASAP!!!

UPDATE- this class has already come and gone, we might be doing another TACTICAL class in 2017, but the next class will be a Wilderness Survival class in Sept of 2016

8 comments

  1. Belial815

    I have good news for anyone reading this… the economy must be on the upside. Our rights to protection must not be at risk and people must be filled with overactive responsibilities. I am basing this off the fact that out of about ten firearm and tactile trainers that I have tried to contact, none have returned my emails or phone calls. They must be too busy or think that their job is not important. Nothing else could make sense why I have been continuously ignored by tactile trainers for private lessons. But alas! There is always an exception to the rule. In this matter it was Stephen Grosch, Steve T and their VIP Executive Protection course.

    “…All my buddies at the CIA thought I’d officially lost my marbles when I elected to follow my passion to protect others. They asked, “You’re going to give up a guaranteed paycheck every two weeks and a federal pension to pursue some crazy idea about hardening untrained civilians?”
    My response was “Hell yeah! Sure, not everybody cares or even thinks about their personal security, but what about those who do? Where can they go? What can they do to make themselves less vulnerable and less exposed to the very real threats that we know are out there?”

    -Steve T’s ‘Pre-Fense: The 90% Advantage’

    The training course had multiple uses for me. The first use being that I refuse to be a victim. If I am not going to be a victim I have to have a solid base of knowledge in relation to combative situations. I hope that I never have to use the lessons I learned in the Executive Protection training course but if I am put in that situation, I am fully confident that I will be able to proceed and calibrate the situation.

    The second use of this class for me was a possible venture into a new industry, the music touring security industry. While security firms are different from executive protection, the training is important for both. After class each day I was absolutely dead tired, barely able to keep my eyes open sitting around a fire at the house a couple guys and I rented. It was well worth it though.

    Thank you Stephen Grosch, Steve T, Phil and the other guys who attended the course. I learned more than I could ever put a dollar price on.

    -H

  2. Voodoo

    Most of you don’t know me, even though I’ve been a friend of Stephen Grosch for over seven years, though after this past week at the Executive/VIP Protection Training course that Stephen Grosch offered with Steve T I felt compelled to share my experience. For those who have not attended anything hosted by Stephen Grosch, let me emphasize that he always goes above and beyond what is expected. This past week of tactical training, that standard that Stephen Grosch has always maintained was achieved. Steve T, the lead instructor, had a way of teaching that really emphasized the lessons learned that I have not seen in my entire time in academia (we’re talking over 8 years of college). Stephen Grosch, for those not aware, was an instructor with Steve T in the past and during this particular training was an immense help in polishing our drills to perfection. Grosch definitely knows how to teach this material and I bet would teach you directly if you asked. He also did a fantastic job of screening individuals so that the class went smoothly. All the items that were provided for the course, from knives to trainers were outstanding.

    Before the class I would say I had minimal knowledge of how to protect myself if I was caught in a bad situation. One of the most important lessons was how to be situationally aware to prevent bad situations from happening in the first place. Then there was the massive amount of training on how to use a variety of weapons: deploying a folding knife from my pocket to be ready for a fight in 0.94 seconds, how to effectively fight with a karambit, using flexible weapons from sticks to fabric, and how to disarm people with a variety of weapons (from pistols to rifles and knives, to name a few). I now feel confident that if I keep practicing the drills, I will be ready to protect myself and my loved ones from threats that come. It is absolutely must-know knowledge.I have no idea if this course will ever be offered again, though if it does I would jump at the opportunity instantly. The lessons learned I know have me prepared more than your average citizen if a threat is ever encountered in this crazy world. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions about my experience.

  3. Dan

    Stephen Grosch’s Executive Protection Seminar brings together amazing instructors who teach real world no nonsense techniques and makes them easy to learn and adaptable for students of all backgrounds. Just 3 days of training and they had the entire class up to speed on attacking with and defending against several different types of weapons. It didn’t matter the experience of the participants, they were able to adapt the techniques to our abilities.

    I’ve done martial arts for several years and have attended all manner of training seminars. The Executive Protection Seminar is the best investment I’ve made in personal protection training. Getting a chance to see the techniques in action and hear the real life scenarios they are based on was instrumental to understanding the moves and making them my own.

    Self defense is a personal responsibility and if attacked, there is no guarantee that someone will come to your rescue. If you haven’t already begun the process to prepare yourself for a situation where you may be alone in the responsibility to protect yourself or your loved ones, this class is a huge step forward in the right direction.

  4. Rigel

    This was an unreal experience that was everything it was projected to be and beyond. We learned self-defense and weapons techniques that normally no one outside a few elite sectors in the government are trained in, direct from a VIP instructor, who has seen it all and done it all in every part of the world. I was a bit nervous going into it, because I don’t have the kind of martial arts/ weapons training that other guys had, but i’m glad I pushed myself and came, because what I came away with was badass. And it was worth the time and investment, not only to meet all the guys and be part of it, but to help Stephen Grosch achieve a long-standing dream of putting on a kickass tactical class that was pretty amazing. Plus, he supplied us with all the gear, like a tactical swag bag! That just doesn’t happen. So now I have karambits and tac knives and carabiners on my coffee table at the ready. And to top it off, we ended the training by getting to do a real world live training exercise, playing Secret Service to a pair of lovely ladies. Not to mention some other training during the week that was like bonus rounds. So, I have to say it was one of those epic burned-into-your-memory intense surreal awesome experiences of a lifetime. Thanks to Stephen Grosch, and to everyone involved and all the guys who made it worthwhile. It was a privilege to learn and train alongside you guys. And great to know that I can learn more of this from Stephen directly whenever i’m ready…

  5. Tech

    As a dating coach I got good at the game, but felt something was missing from being a well-rounded man. I was told I was too nice in the past, and having some verbal ninja skills with the game helped, but I just did not have the energy of someone who could back up the “Protector of loved ones” vibe. In fact, one of my original mentors said i had to portray more badass if I wanted more success. I got by pretty well without too much badass.

    Many years ago I had some defense training by taking Dang Soo Do from a national Karate champion who was a colleague of Billy Blanks (who started the whole Tae Bo craze). Needless to say I learned some good self-defense techniques, but a lot of it just didn’t seem practical in real-life situations.

    Fast forward to me meeting Stephen Grosch/Bravo at the PUA conventions that we both presented at. His talks on defense, firearms and tactics intrigued me and made sense. I got my concealed carry permit following his advice and started paying attention to his teachings and reading “Emergency” from Neil Strauss. My training in protecting myself, my women, and my kids was beginning from a better foundation.

    Fast forward to a dinner I had with him last year and Stephen showing me what he was able to do with an LED flashlight to subdue an attacker. Just that brief lesson alone increased my abilities and awareness about ways to stay safe that I wanted even more. I was lucky to get his call that he was putting together a training in VIP Executive protection with a VIP instructor… one of the top instructors in the world… for some small group training with info never before taught to civilians. Fully trusting Stephen’s opinion on all things tactical I was an automatic yes and made plans immediately to travel to Phoenix with the few precious days off I have.

    I got there the day before and had a few drinks with the other participants. It’s apparent Stephen picked the participants meticulously because not one guy was “That guy” that asks questions just to look smart, or “That guy” that thinks they are an mma fighting expert and knows more than the instructors and wants to test them, nor was there “That guy” too timid to participate. Right off the bat the group was ready to get to business and be open books for the training at hand and I have to thank Stephen for doing a great job choosing the group.

    Day one’s talk was alone worth the price of admission. But right off the bat we went into hands-on training. The rest of the days we had lots of hands-on edged weapons, improvised weapons, and training I cannot discuss further than just being glad I was given the very opportunity to learn things only a select few get to learn.

    Stephen’s and the VIP instructor’s experience showed. No nonsense. To the point. Directly from guys who have faced death in the eye and helped many others avoid it with their proven, yet simple techniques. The whole training was full of practical, simplified advice from guys who have seen what works, and unfortunately seen what doesn’t first hand. That experience alone made our training that much more practical and yet so advanced that we rapidly learned it as well.

    I judge teachers by how well they simplify the processes they teach. The worst teachers complicate things, the best simplify. Stephen and his instructors taught the foundations and principles of protection from a mental as well as physical standpoint so well and simply that I was almost flabbergasted how simple the systems were compared to the martial arts systems i was exposed to in the past that complicated the same principles. More importantly we were also advised on what other training we could do to further enhance and refine the training we were getting.

    After 3 days, our forearms were bruised. Some of us were scraped by the edge weapons trainers we used. (Stephen is a freakin’ training equipment expert too and got us the best of the best to use during our training). But on day 4, our awareness was put to the ultimate test protecting VIP’s in a real live public location and scenario. It was quite the eye opening, yet once again practical and most importantly, helpful experience in knowing we could protect vips, our loved ones, and ourselves with our new knowledge.

    Stephen Grosch is obviously a well-respected member of the firearms and self protection world based on what he was able to arrange for us during the training. Top notch experts were available to us including Phil Roux who taught us the latest in firearms technique and knowledge. It’s no wonder how he became a top notch dating and relationship coach as well if he could garner this respect from a crowd where respect is tough to come by. I can’t thank him enough for the invite and VIP training experience. Cross your fingers he will do this again some time in the future. I will certainly be there. But if he doesn’t get training directly from Stephen as part of your journey to manhood.

    If you can arrange training with Stephen on tactical, defense, firearms, or edge weapons, it comes with my highest recommendation, you will not regret it, and I stake my reputation on it.

    Tech

  6. Maestro

    Text from me to my fiance:

    I can now draw my knife and kill someone in less than one second.

    As others have said already, this training was amazing. The amount of knowledge gained in this bootcamp was phenominal. If you weren’t there, you really missed out. A couple of people had to back out at the last minute and I feel really sorry for them because they have no idea what they missed.

    Prefense.

    First we learned what happens leading up to every type of attack, be it a home invasion, robbery, mugging, you name it. Understanding how to recognize threats and prevent yourself and your loved ones from ever reaching a point where you need to use your skills was of immeasurable value. Since returning home, my house and each room has more levels of protection.

    But it’s still pretty cool to be able to send that text. Obviously I don’t want to ever have to kill anyone. But being able to disarm almost any weapon, being fimiliarized with several types of firearms, being able to recognize and nuetralize threats, knowing that I can keep myself and my loved ones safe with the skills I learned; that’s pretty awesome. Of course I will do everything I can in the 90% that leads up to an attack to prevent it. But if it reaches that last 10%, it’s an incredibly empowering feeling to know that I can stop someone with something as simple as a t-shirt, a flashlight, stick, chair, etc.

    I’ve been doing martial arts for over thirty years. In that time I’ve seen a lot of really good stuff and a lot of garbage. One of the many things I loved about this course is that everything taught was something that not only works, but has been tested by real people in life threatening conditions. The tactics are realistic and applicable. As a result, I feel much more able to protect myself and my loved ones. Even more importantly, I feel more able to prevent these things from happening by being prepared, having a plan, and eliminating vulnerable areas. And it doesn’t hurt to hear a girl say how sexy it is to see you spin a karambit.

    Steve T. and Stephen Grosch, aka Bravo are amazing teachers. Stephen Grosch is as good at teaching tactical stuff as he is at teaching pickup. After 30 years of studying martial arts, he showed me a lot that I hadn’t known. I don’t know if he will offer this course again, but if he does, you’d be crazy not to take it. If there is a level two, I will find a way to be there.

  7. Farmer

    The other week wrapped up one of the most badass weekends of my life, a 4 day tactical training and VIP protection seminar hosted by Stephen Grosch aka Bravo and lead instructor Steve T. Well worth the time, energy, and money to go and participate in this.

    What we got was basically weeks worth of training condensed into 4 action packed days, highlighting what was most important to our group. While we learned tactics on how to protect Executives and VIP’s, it was also tailored to our group on how to protect yourself, your gf, or wife and kids. And it was obvious that both Bravo and Steve T knew how to teach effectively, because they would take what was normally a two day course, and pare it down to a couple hours hitting the most relevant stuff for our group’s needs.

    The training was divided into two skill sets – Hard skills and soft skills. The hard skills was probably the most fun to learn, like how to use a knife, impact weapon, etc, but more importantly how to defend yourself against these attacks (glad we were given training blades and sticks to practice these moves with friends back home), but the soft skills were probably more useful. Learning how to recognize dangers before you are put in a dangerous situation, how to avoid them all together, and how to prepare your gear to be ready to move from a hostile situation.

    What we learned wasn’t about standing and fighting. It was about learning how to not get hurt and to stay safe, even if that means using the hard skills. But hopefully the soft skills will keep you from needing to.

    Finally, on the last day we did an actual field training exercise working a protection detail for a couple of ladies. We had no idea whether the guys staring at them or coming up to talk to them were planted there by our instructors, or if they were just real life people, and had to respond to potential threats accordingly. It was exhilarating, difficult, and such a learning experience.

    If these guys offer this again, it is definitely worth it, and if they ever do a level two class then I’ll def be there there myself.

  8. Dj Fuji

    I’ve known Stephen Grosch aka “Bravo” for many years now, having known him as a fellow speaker and coach in our industry. One day he started showing me some of the edged weapons and tactical training he had done and I was super impressed. I had been begging him to put together a class ever since, so when he announced the first-ever “dream course” with a world-renowned VIP instructor who is so exclusive that we can’t even mention his name, I jumped on board right away.

    I came into the class with a little bit of background in self defense and tactical training. I’m a former U.S. Marine Sergeant with a black belt in Shito-Ryu Karate under 9th degree black belt Sensei Fumio Demura and fairly extensive grappling/wrestling experience. But I saw some of the stuff Stephen could do and I was amazed. So I wondered if the instructor team and the content could match my already sky-high expectations.

    The short answer is FUCK YES. I was blown away by the training, the professionalism, the instructors, and the gear Stephen had imported from Southeast Asia for our training. We all left the class with over 30 hours of drills and instruction, real-life tactical simulation experience, and a large bag of some of the best tactical training gear on the market.

    What I was looking for going into a class like this was something that would “fill in the blanks” between my structured, very traditional (and somewhat less-than-realistic) Okinawan karate training and the war-zone-specific tactical training I had done in the Marines. I knew how to punch, kick, block, and fire a weapon, but none of my previous training had ever taught me how to improvise a weapon from a t-shirt, or disarm a pistol pointed at me, or block a knife attack.

    We learned all of that and more. The course covered, among other things, weapons familiarization and training, self-defense against various weapons, working with and around vehicles, planning escape routes, approaching and clearing vehicles, and ended with a real-life field training exercise where we put our skills into practice in a real world simulation with hidden role players and the observation of our instructors. The 4-day class flew by and the exhilarating, adrenaline-fueled field training exercise at the conclusion gave us all a deep appreciation for the skills and stresses of the everyday life of a protective agent.

    The bottom line is that if you care AT ALL about protecting your family or your loved ones, you NEED to take this class or find a way to train with Stephen. As someone who went into this with a little experience already, it was downright humbling to see how much Stephen knows and how effective of a trainer he is. Whether you’re brand new or have had previous experience, you’ll be amazed at how much real-world stuff you’ll learn from him. I know it’s not cheap, but quality never is. The way I saw it was, “Can I put a price on the safety of my loved ones?” I didn’t look at it as an expense, I looked at it as a small investment in the safety of my family, my loved ones, and myself. It’s a shame that most people in the general public will never get training like this, because it’s the type of training that will save your ass if you’re ever unlucky enough to get into a life-threatening situation.

    P.S. The NY Times reports that the U.S. Government’s National Crime Study indicates that 83% of 12 year old children in the U.S. will be victims or intended victims of a violent crime sometime in their life. EIGHTY THREE PERCENT. It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.

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