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Unthinkable/Small Knife Skills/Small Impact Weapons w/ Cecil Burch, William April, & Larry Lindenman

July 6 - July 8

For the first time anywhere, Aprill Risk Consulting, Immediate Action Combatives, and Point Driven Training are teaming up to offer a unique weekend opportunity to explore important aspects of personal self protection. Combining lectures on Violent Criminal Actors and how they think operate, and practical hands on training in the use of small impact weapons like saps and blackjacks, and small knives, the course will give everyone, from the newest and least experienced participant to the well trained and dedicated practitioner of self-defense.

The cost for the event is $425 for those signing up before June 15th, $450 for those after. If you only want to attend the lectures with William Aprill and not the practical hands on modules, that will be $200 before June 15th, and $250 after.

Contact Cecil for sign up
Cecil@IACombatives.com

The class will start at 6pm on Friday the 6th with lecture/presentation from Dr Aprill. For Saturday and Sunday each day, we will start at 8am with a 2 hour presentation from him as well, and then after a break, 3 hours with Larry teaching small impact tools like saps and blackjacks, and then after an afternoon break, we will finish up with 3 hours of functional knife work with Cecil. There will be a lot of material packed in. You will most certainly be getting a good bang for the buck!

UNTHINKABLE is, in brief, a tour of the dark side of criminal violence. In one very full day, attendees will undertake a fast-paced and interactive overview of how dangerous aggressors think as they decide whom to victimize, and we’ll review target demeanor and behavior for cues that we appear easily victimized. Hands-on training will introduce robust, effective techniques for disarming an assailant armed with a pistol and the day will finish with an in-depth survey of the best processes and methods to establish a powerful and adaptive defensive mindset.

Course Description:

How do violent criminals think of us, and how do they target us? How are human monsters made, and born? What do we do when faced with drawn gun?

All these questions bring to mind threats that any reasonable person would avoid at any cost. So why would anyone pay to spend a day immersed in exploration of those threats and more? Simply put, there is no way to develop an effective and adaptive defensive mindset without spending time in some fairly dark places.

This course will explore the above domains and skill sets, guiding students to the next step in developing their ability to protect themselves and those they love. For participants in this course, a systematic approach to enhancing personal safety will be undertaken in an engaging and fast-paced format over a very full day of training. Since defensive awareness is rooted in realization of risk, and since defensive preparation adds the commitment to mitigation of threats, unifying those elements in defensive decision-making will be the emphasis of this course.

Unthinkable: Concepts and Techniques for the Gravest Extreme

How do violent criminals think of us, and how do they target us?
How are human monsters made, and born?
What do we do when faced with drawn gun?

All these questions bring to mind threats that any reasonable person would avoid at any cost. So why would anyone pay to spend a day immersed in exploration of those threats and more? Simply put, there is no way to develop an effective and adaptive defensive mindset without spending time in some fairly dark places.

This course will explore the above domains and skill sets; guiding students to the next step in developing their ability to protect themselves and those they love.

For participants in this course, a systematic approach to enhancing personal safety will be undertaken in an engaging and fast-paced format over a very full day of training.

Since defensive awareness is rooted in realization of risk, and since defensive preparation adds the commitment to mitigation of threats, unifying those elements in defensive decision-making will be the emphasis of this course.

It is the goal of the instructor to drag awareness of risk from the back of the mind to its very forefront, ensuring that an actual life-threatening scenario will not be the first time participants have honestly faced what will be necessary.

Participants in this course will be presented with some challenging truths about the world as it is and asked to make serious, personal changes in how they pre-pare for that world.

Classroom components will include intensive, interactive lecture on:
Fatal Choices: Understanding VCAs and How They Identify Victims
In this fast-moving and interactive lecture participants will be led through contemporary theories and current, curated data on the process by which violent criminals select their targets for violent aggression. Particular attention will be paid to the internal mechanisms in play within the criminal psychology, the universe of signifiers around “good guy” behavior, demeanor, and attributes which may actually make selection for attack more likely, as well as considerations for responsible armed citizens to mitigate this risk. Previous iterations of this material have been presented to LE agencies and private citizen groups across the US as well as international LE educational events.

The 5 W’s of Risk: Constructing an Effective Pre-Need Defense Paradigm
Many instructors present material on surviving physical attack and some others address the aftermath of that defensive violence. However the preparation for being at-tacked, what Craig Douglas of ShivWorks has referred to as the pre-kinetic phase, is given limited, if any, attention by the vast majority of trainers and even fewer students. This presentation will review common mental and philosophical errors made by practitioners as they plan for what they hope will never happen: a determined attack by a violent criminal intent on killing you and those you love. Attendees will be exposed to a practical method for undertaking the pre-need decision-making necessary to a sound self-defense and survival mindset, providing increased awareness and a clear path to maximize their capacity for self-protection.

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INSTRUCTOR BIO William Aprill is a licensed mental health professional with over 19 years experience across the continuum of clinical care. He presently maintains a private practice and consultancy specializing in post-traumatic interventions and other disciplines.

William is a former deputy sheriff (Orleans Parish, LA, Criminal Sheriff’s Office) and Special Deputy US Marshal (Eastern District of Louisiana). He is a decorated competi-tive shooter and has taught civilian, law enforcement, and military personnel in various fighting skills since 1990. He maintains an active schedule both as student and teacher, having been instructor-rated by several top-tier trainers and studying under many of the most influential members of the combative arts community.

Through his company Aprill Risk Consulting, William has presented his material on violent criminals and their decision-making, defensive incident aftermath, mindset de-velopment and defensive preparedness nationally, including at the Annual Conference of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI), the Annual Conference of the Georgia Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (GALEFI), Rangemaster Tactical Conference, Tactical Response Alumni Weekend, and founder and Training Director of Paul-E-Palooza, the memorial conference and fund-raiser for the family of the late Paul Gomez. Collaborative presentations have been con-ducted across the country with Craig Douglas/Shivworks, Lethal Force Institute, Rangemaster, Active Response Training, Sharp Defense, Tactical Response, Safety Solutions Academy, Modern Defensive Training Systems, Immediate Action Combat-ives, Defense Training International, Armed Dynamics, and others.

William has been a regular guest in firearms/training industry media, including popular appearances on many podcasts and radio shows.

He has been referenced in publications including RECOIL magazine, The Tactical Wire and The Journal of the Armed Citizen’s Legal Defense Network, and is the subject of two Personal Defense Network DVDs of his original training material on defensive decision-making and mindset development.
Small Impact Weapons Skills
This Small Impact Weapon Skills seminar is designed for people looking for a tool based less than lethal response to criminal attack. This seminar follows a non-attribute based learning model presenting attendees with a methodology applicable to impact weapons and improvised impact weapons common in our everyday environments. A solid grounding in safety and fundamentals of defensive use of impact weapons are presented. A heavy emphasis is placed upon the student’s ability to access and deploy the impact weapon while under the stress of close range confrontation.

Topics/Modules of Instruction:

Safety Considerations
Justifiable Use of Force Overview
The impact weapon for Personal Protection
Impact weapon selection, Jacks and Saps overview
Carry, Presentation & In-Fight Access
Anatomical Targeting Priorities
Impact Methodologies
Countering Close Range Assaults
Close Range Applications
Managing Unknown Contacts
Clinching in a weapons based environment

*An impact weapon is NOT required to attend this course. Various makes, models and designs from modern manufacturers of will be on display for those who may be deciding what impact weapon they would like to purchase. Training weapons will be provided.

*Attendees may be subject to moderate to greater than moderate contact. Be prepared.

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Instructor Bio – Larry Lindenman is 1/6th of the “ShivWorks Collective”; a collective mind trust of multidisciplinary oriented instructors. These instructors work together to introduce clients to an integrated blend of tactics and tools to solve interpersonal human aggression situations. The collective includes: Craig “SouthNarc” Douglas, Cecil Burch, William Aprill, Chris Fry, and Paul Sharp. Craig Douglas developed the framework, coursework and contextual overlay for material taught by the members.

Larry retired from the Illinois State Police in 2014 after 25 years of service. Larry retired as a Lieutenant from Illinois State Police Investigations. He spent the majority of his career in investigative functions including General Criminal Investigations, and Cover Narcotics investigations. For five years, Larry was the director of a multi-jurisdictional, covert narcotics investigation unit. Larry was a SWAT team member and SWAT and Defensive Tactics instructor. In 1995, Larry was a co-author of the Illinois State Police Defensive Tactics Manual.

Larry has an extensive background in martial arts, beginning in the 1970s. He holds instruction certifications in Kali and Jun Fan, from legendary martial artist Daniel Inosanto. Larry received his black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) from 5th degree black belt Carlson Gracie, Jr. He has competed in BJJ and MMA. Larry currently teaches BJJ for Carlson Gracie Team. He teaches martial arts and self defense tactics, internationally, to Law Enforcement, Military, and civilians.

Functional Small knife Skills
For the average, everyday person, avoidance of violence is the best line of defense. However, sometimes, it is not possible to avoid all criminal attacks. In that situation, we need to defend ourselves the best way possible. That may mean using the type of small knife many people carry every day. In this course, we will look at the most high percentage ways to do just that – defend ourselves from violent criminal assault with small edged weapons. Through technique, principles, drilling, and Force-on-Force scenarios, students will gain understanding in how to access, deploy, and use small knives for defense. They will also gain insight in choosing the right tool that suits their own needs.
Training knives will be available to all students for those who do not have their own. If you do, please feel free to bring your own. Also, bring eye protection and note taking materials, and loose, comfortable clothing.
Instructor Bio – Cecil Burch has been pursuing the truth in functional Martial Arts and self-defense for over 38 years. He has trained and held instructor certifications in many arts, ranging from Jeet Kune Do and the Filipino Martial Arts, Savate, Muay Thai and multiple Pentjak Silat systems, as well as Western Boxing. Cecil is currently a 2nd degree black belt under Megaton Dias in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has competed extensively, including winning multiple American National championships and others. He has also been a firearms enthusiast all his life, including going through the General Pistol class at Gunsite under Jeff Cooper and Louis Awerbuck. He has trained extensively with SouthNarc in multiple classes, pistol coursework with Larry Vickers, Mike Pannone and Tom Givens (including the Pistol Instructor course), and carbine and pistol work with Pat McNamara, Chuck Taylor and extensive personal training with Chris Lapre, LEO (Pinal County Sherriff’s Office) and former Vickers certified instructor. He has also competed in varied shooting competitions. Cecil has conducted seminars across the U.S. as well as internationally in places like England and Singapore. He has been a featured presenter at the Mid-Atlantic Training Conference (2010), NE Shooter’s Summit (2013, 2014, 2016), Rangemaster Polite Society Conference (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) and has worked extensively with Law Enforcement officers, Federal Air Marshals, military special operation troops, and private citizens on the functional utilization of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, boxing, and clinch fighting in close quarters combat.

Details

Start:
July 6
End:
July 8
Website:
http://www.iacombatives.com/seminar-schedule/

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