Nov 202009

When you live in a violent world such as ours Personal Protection can mean a lot of different things depending on who you ask and in what context. Personal Protection may mean seeking out the training to protect yourself and your family or hiring others (Bodyguards or Executive Protection Professionals) to protect you and your loved ones. There are several hundred ways one could learn how to personally protect themselves. You could join a gym, bulk up, get in better shape, and develop an intimidating commanding presence. You could join and learn a Martial Arts Discipline or Mixed Martial Arts gym. People seeking out Personal Protection may want to learn how to fight with different physical weapons. Among these are contact weapons, edged weapons, chemical weapons, electrical weapons, and firearms. Contact weapons consist of anything that could be used as a “club or bat”. Edged weapons are generally knives and swords and firearms that consist of pistols, rifles, and shotguns. Chemical weapons generally speaking are “pepper” spray or gas and electrical weapons consist of tasers and stun guns. Mental awareness is also another strong component of Personal Protection. It doesn’t matter what system you deploy if you do not have the proper mindset and awareness to go along with your potentially deadly encounter.

You might be asking yourself where I can receive training in all of the above mentioned disciplines. I have been in the private and public sector for 13 years. I have come across two places that I recommend. These two training facilities offer the very best in their skilled training sessions. If you’re looking for a one stop shop for empty hand defense, edge weapons, firearms, chemical weapons, and a place to develop the proper mindset then travel to the Las Vegas area and attend one of many classes offered by Front Sight Firearms Training Institute. At Front Sight you will be amazed at what they instruct and how successful they are at it. I have attended almost every single class offered and come away every time astonished at what I learned. Dollar for dollar and the value of instruction is unmatched, period!

The second Personal Protection training facility I recommend is featured mainly in hand to hand combat. Straight up and down and dirty on the mats sweating is the only way this training group operates. For the very best in hand to hand combat and inflicting violence on your attacker, then seek out Tim Larkin at Target Focus Training. You will come away with a sense of pride, accomplishment, and confidence in your newly developed skill set. The proper mindset is also incorporated into the curriculum at TFT.

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