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Note for Employers and Conference Organizers:
your organization looking for personal or professional safety
seminars? Instructor Use of Force programs that can maximize
the safety of all your employees, tighten up your security,
and give your organization the best in courtroom defensibility?
Action Fighting Arts will provide compelling, interesting and
state-of-the-art workshops, seminars and training programs that,
in today's treacherous world an not be overlooked. Look into
AFA's stimulating and evocative (PPCT) instructor certification
programs that are reasonable in cost and can run anywhere from
1 to 5 days, providing your agency with highly researched training
that is not only court defensible, AFA offers numerous seminars,
workshops and training, including, but not limited to:
Defense for Women
(in the Workplace
of Force Report Writing
and Management of Aggression
Avoidance and Ground Escapes (GAGE)
Knife Defense (SKD)
Lesson Plans (Survival Legal Encounters)
Courses available in GAGE; SKD; DSM; VPM; DT; Weapon Retention;
Straight and Collapsible Baton and other
Courses are available for groups of all sizes: Instructor Certification
and other self defense and subject control courses involving one-on-one
personal training as well as some for as many as 25 students. Non-instructor
courses of as many as 50 students are not uncommon, especially for courses
not involving intensive physical combat and/or interaction.
following are some of my Workshops:
HANDCUFFING: This is a relatively new
two-day PPCT Instructor Training Seminar designed for law enforcement,
corrections, probation and parole, security and military personnel who
wish to both master the tactical aspects of handcuffing and earn an
instructor certification in relatively quick time. Tactical Handcuffing
is also available as a non-instructor program. Interested officers will
be taken through training drills and exercises in Strongside and Weakside
(cuffing) in all aspects of this crucial art, including, but not limited
to: Standing; Kneeling; Seated and Prone Handcuffing with interesting
and challenging scenarios in all four aspects. All arrests must end
in the safe and effective handcuffing of the subject, making mastering
handcuffing a crucial component of his or her survival motor skills.
Management of Workplace Violence I & II:
Action Fighting Arts addresses all cogent Workplace Violence issues
in this unique, aggressive and comprehensive training
program. Managing Workplace Violence designed for those
public and private corporations most impacted by violence, including
every type of school, law enforcement related agencies, drug and alcohol
rehabilitation (residential and out-patient) programs, those agencies
doing direct business with the public (retail), and private corporations.More Info...
Self Defense For Women: A comprehensive
hands-on training for women featuring easy-to-learn skills in threat
recognition, environmental awareness and close quarter fighting. All
skills and techniques are simple and practical, designed to work off
the natural startle response and take attackers by surprise.
Defense Techniques and Intervention Concepts For Kids
[STICK] (ages 6 to 15) A
comprehensive awareness and self defense training program for boys and
girls, ages 6 to 15. This program can be in a seminar or full scale
training program format involving a methodology continuum ranging from
valuable, effective and fun self defense training to concepts of intervention
and interdiction designed to thwart the sophisticated adult abductor.
Parents and other relatives are invited.
Bounty Hunters and Beyond:
comprehensive survival skills course is designed for the security
specialist who must deal with the "brain damaged" patron(s)
who is under the influence of any number of elements, including
substance(s), peer pressure, rage, adrenaline, emotional/mental
dysfunction and/or any number of others. This is a must for bouncers
and other entertainment security specialists in today's litigious
society. This course teaches crucial court defensible techniques
in the management of aggression, including (verbal) de-escalation
techniques; effective and safe separation skills; escort and removal;
crowd control; PPCT Defensive Countermeasures; PPCT Joint Locks
and takedowns; the Shoulder Pin Restraint System (PPCT); appropriate
intermediate weapons and other crucial intervention techniques upon
request. Each security specialist's situation is different and the
course design is flexible enough to adjust the skills and techniques
to meet the demands of the job.
Bounty Hunter Training:
Bounty Hunters of the 21st Century are more vulnerable to legal
actions and physical attacks than ever before. This course, then,
researched, designed and presented by a man with over 33 years experience
in law enforcement- many of those years retrieving desperate and
dangerous fugitives - is a comprehensive and intense clinic on hunting
down and bringing in the most violent and cunning fugitives.
Bounty Hunters will expand their mastery and skills in bringing
elusive fugitives to justice in a legally (court defensible), medically
(researched to be safe & non-excessive) and tactically (the
techniques will work under combat stress) acceptable system. Course
topics will include, among others: Retrieval Strategies; Building
& Room Entries; Management of High-Intensity Light; Verbal De-Escalation
Skills; Tactical Handcuffing; Combat Handcuffing; Pressure Point
Control; Close Quarter Combat Techniques; Defensive Countermeasures;
the Impact Weapon(s); the Shoulder Pin Restraint System; Weapon
Retention; Ground Avoidance & Ground Escapes.
S.H.A.R.P. (Sexual Harassment Assault and Rape Prevention) Instructor
Certification: Graduates of this three-day course will be certified
to instruct this course and also to instruct a Self defense For Women
course. Learn how to diffuse sexual harassment in the workplace. Become
a master of deflecting low level physical aggression and to thwart high
level aggression against women.
Staff Techniques for Managing Aggression:
SSTMA is designed for security personnel who have to deal with the public
in chaotic situations, such as rock concerts, night clubs, barrooms,
political and other high profile public events where the public is likely
to be intoxicated or in an unruly emotional state. Mainstays of this
program are verbal de-escalation techniques; leverage takedowns, distraction
techniques, all designed to short circuit (weaken) and manage aggression
with the least chance or injury and the highest possibility of a successful
outcome for security staff.
Instructor Certification Training Programs:
Law enforcement agencies looking to reduce vicarious liability and maximize
courtroom defensibility by training officers in all components of the
Use of Force Continuum (preclusion) have to look no further than this
site. Instructor trainings in Defensive Tactics; Pressure Points; Weapon
Retention and Disarming; Spontaneous Knife Defense; Ground Avoidance
and Ground Escapes (GAGE); Sexual Harassment Assault and Rape Prevention
(SHARP); Dynamic Simulations; Straight Baton and the Collapsible Baton
are available at reasonable costs.
Disruptive Student Management( Instructor Certification):
Verbal, psychological and decisive physical skills designed to help
teachers and other school staff defuse school violence in a complex
and delicate legal environment. Let AFA bolster your court defensibility
by certifying your staff as DSM instructors.
Violent Patient Management (Instructor Certification): The
medical environment, whether it be in a home during an EMS or Crisis
Intervention visit, emergency room, psychiatric ward, or clinic, can
be an unpredictable, volatile and violent situation. Drugs, medication,
pain and fear can all be triggers to an attack. This course will school
medical personnel on de-escalation techniques; threat recognition and
effective PPCT countermeasures that will, in the great majority of situations,
repel attacks in a tactically, medically and legally defensible way.
VPM Instructor Course: Medical facilities
and agencies can reduce vucarious liability and professionalism by refining
the way their staff(s) respond to violent attacks by having staff members
certify as Violent Patient Management Instructors.
Ground Avoidance and Ground Escapes (GAGE) Instructor Certification:
The ideal modern instructor certification training for law enforcement
personnel. About 80% of all resistance goes to the ground. Experts know
that is where the Bad Guy wants the fight to go. Become a Ground Fighter.
Learn how to avoid going to the ground, but, if you do, hit the ground
and get "medieval!" These techniques are counter-terrorism
Dynamic Simulation Instructor Certification:
This course certifies officers as instructors in planning, designing
and effectively running realistic scenarios for law enforcement officers
in a training setting.
Holstered and Drawn Weapon Retention and Disarming Instructor Certification:
This 1 1/2 day course will certify you to teach officers how to maintain
their firearm against violent deadly force attacks by predators who
aim to kill your officer(s) if they are able to wrest the guns away.
This course teaches effective strategies against drawn weapon attacks
as well as front and rear hostage situations where a "Bad Guy"
is holding a firearm on the officer.
Straight and/or Collapsible Baton Instructor Certification Course:
Offers effective skills and techniques against violent assaults from
close quarters. Covers legal, medical and tactical issues regarding
baton and Impact Weapon System use. Course teaches effective strikes
and blocks, footwork and liability issues.
and Evasion Instructor Certification Training: Escape and Evasion
is the perfect training for probation, parole, correction and security
officers as well as health care professionals, teachers and social workers
who lack the authority to use force and who carry no intermediate or
lethal weapons but are nevertheless charged with the responsibility
of managing disruptive and aggressive people. E and E combines ingenious
Principles Of Avoidance with a cluster of precise Pressure Point
Control Tactics, Passive Releases and Escapes, Defensive Counterstrikes
and techniques in handgun and long gun disarming to enable officers
as well as citizens to escape and evade aggression in all its forms
in a fashion designed to create maximum efficiency with a minimal chance
Located in Northeast, Pa. Flexible training sites - will travel to your
site anywhere in United States or will provide relevant use of force trainings
and instructor certification trainings at one of several host sites located
throughout, Pa. Call 484-225-6814.