Spartan Goddess. The world’s first personal protection training armour designed and contoured specifically for a woman.
Location: Mineral Resort and Spas in Vernon, NJ. (Part of Crystal Springs Resorts)
Date: Friday, February 24th – Sunday, February 26th, 2012
Program: The Total Warrior: Tactical Training and Winning Mindset Training Camp
To Benefit: The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
Cost: $199USD per person. Includes breakfast and lunch Saturday/Sunday.
DOES NOT INCLUDE LODGING.
Awareness Training Consultants and Spartan Training Gear are proud to invite you to the inaugural TOTAL WARRIOR: TACTICAL TRAINING AND WINNING MINDSET CAMP. This 3-day camp will provide Law Enforcement Officers the opportunity to enhance both body and mind with some of the latest Active Shooter & Advanced Weapon Instructor updates, firearms, SWAT/Tactical Team technology & updates, Officer Survival Fitness/Conditioning as well as “Winning Mindset” training and philosophies.
Law Enforcement/Military/Advanced Security Training Sessions
- Active Shooter Instructor Training Updates and Concepts (open to certified instructors)
- Advanced Weapons Instructor Training Updates
- SWAT/Tactical Team Training Updates and Technology
- F-Grav 1-Day Combat Training and Conditioning: Building Fight Endurance and the “Winning Mindset”
- Coaching for an Edge: “Life after Law Enforcement”
- Functional Edge System: Street Striking for Law Enforcement Officers
- Team Building Fitness Training
- TACFIT/DEFTAC (Taught by members of the NYPD)
Confirmed 2012 Total Warrior Instructors include:
- Coaching for an Edge: Karen Sullivan
- TACFIT Police/CST: Miquel Rivera
- Int’l Bulgarian Bag Confederation: Stephen Nave
- Functional Edge Training: Tony Torres
- Operational Protective Strategies: Sean Mulligan
- Hans Hageman & Associates: Hans & Bernadette Hageman
- ABLE Training Systems, LLC: Michael Panebianco
- Team APC: Jose Medina and Team APC Cadre
Training Gear Supporters:
- Spartan Training Gear: Marc Joseph
- International Bulgarian Bag Confederation: Stephen Nave
You can register online here: http://www.apc360zone.com/25.html
You can also download an online, ‘fillable’ registration PDF form which can be emailed back to me here: http://tinyurl.com/3htxjah
All proceeds from the Total Warrior Camp will be donated to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Donations for this great cause can be made here: http://tinyurl.com/3msuacm
For more information please email Team APC at: firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT WILL BE DONATED TO THE NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS MEMORIAL FUND
“Brought out the Spartan Training Gear last night. The pressure tests went great and the suit performed admirably. The functionality of the suit is unbelievable. I would recommend this suit to any school where reality based training is taking place. The suit allows the defender to strike the attacker with near full power and speed. This gear is a definate plus at my school.
Thanks Marc Joseph for manufacturing something so useful to me and my class!!!”
Senior Instructor Urban Krav Maga America
“Spartan Training Gear has become a critical element for my personal martial arts training. The Hoplite Training Armour allows a greater use of force during combative drills and sparring. The protective qualities reduce the risk of injury, yet the impact of an opponent’s strike is still felt, so a student maintains respect and understanding of an opponent’s power. Wearing the equipment is comfortable and does little to encumber natural movement. I highly recommend Spartan Training Gear for anyone serious about realistic and safe training.
Thanks for creating such a quality product!”
Major US Army Special Forces Officer
Combat Systema Instructor
Throughout my career I have had the opportunity to train in plenty of force on force training exercises as well as develop and coordinate scenario based training operations for law enforcement and military operators worldwide. I have had the privilege to don many of the innovative training suits in the market from the original REDMAN gear to FIST which was used for our live baton training. Then as time went on innovation came to life with a more light weight suit which made the ability to move faster and strike harder an intense reality change in how trainers and students create reality based training. In came the High Gear suit which made the ability to move faster and conduct role playing operations more realistically. The ability to create better role player scenarios, train in serious self defense training programs now came in the form of lighter weight impact reduction suits. So I thought…
In comes the Spartan Gear Hoplite Training Armour Elite Suit which added some major dimensions to the “perception” of impact reduction suits. You see, where the others have major place in our training arenas, the Spartan Gear Hoplite Armour Elite took it to the next level by adding some great features and on feature that is most important in how we train. The extra security velcro straps mounted on the helmets and the other suit attachment areas has made training even that much better without losing velcro strap attachments whether it is the leg straps or upper torso areas. But here is the real critical part: Colors and perception.
It is important to understand that people need to perceive and see assorted colors and descriptions of figures and shapes when confronting subjects in the the real world. Not everyone is wearing all black ninja outfits and there arenʼt many people wearing all red from head to toe in the streets on an every day basis. During critical incidents, witnesses may be asked about what or who they saw and they normally provide general information on the suspect or suspects. This comes from their “perceptions” and what their eyes see. This same process applies with law enforcement officers in the field where they will provide descriptions of subjects they see during their encounters. It is a very important aspect of training and it is needed to help officers deal with use of force situations. Whether it is active shooter training, SWAT training, self defense training or officer survival training, we must teach and educate our personnel the concept of “perception and observations” and color is one of the most important aspects in reality based training.
What the Spartan Hoplite Armour does for advanced trainers is provide assorted color torsos that allow for trainers to change up characters wearing the suits from Royal Blue, Crimson Red to Military Green. When training in very fast movement training systems where subjects move quick and operators move quicker to the threat the Spartan Gear color systems give the added element of descriptions of subjects without just sticking to the all black or red colors provided by other suits. In the end you want your operators to train and respond to the world of “reality” and the Spartan Gear Hoplite Training Armour Elite brings true perception to life.
Jose Medina is the President & Director of Operations at Awareness Protective Consultants, LLC. He is an 18-year police veteran, USMC, SWAT Operator & First Responder.
Read Jose’s complete bio here: http://www.apcsecurities.net/7.html
Find out more about APC and there programs here: http://www.apcsecurities.net/94.html
By Susan Pigg of the Toronto Star
It takes just a split second for 74-year-old Anne Lappin to kick into attack mode as the muscular man grabs her from behind.
Her teeth are bared and she’s flailing so forcefully that he soon backs away. Then she steps forward to whack him one more time.
“That was the surprise element,” Lappin says later with a laugh. “I think maybe my basic survival instinct was coming through.”
The outburst has left self-defence instructor Chris Roberts shaking his head in shock.
“You wouldn’t do that in real life, right, come back at an attacker like that?” he asks Lappin.
“No,” the elderly woman says. “I’d run.”
After teaching self-defence to more than 100,000 high-school students over the past 16 years, Roberts, 46, is now taking on a completely different crowd: seniors.
The instructor for SAFE International is offering what he calls the “preventative skills” of self-defence through a few community centres in Toronto.
Although Roberts comes well protected — the final two weeks of the four-week sessions include a little physical interaction — the program is really more about using your brains rather than your brawn.
He stresses avoidance strategies first to protect against potential attackers: walking with confidence, trusting your intuition, not being too polite and always being aware of what’s happening around you.
“Seniors are a vulnerable age group. They’re very limited in what they can do physically, but most attackers are cowards,” says Roberts. “Just by looking at them, making eye contact, you’ve made them know that you’ve seen them and you might start yelling and attracting attention.”
The biggest mistake many seniors make is being too nice, says Roberts. Even if they feel unsafe in an elevator or wary of someone edging in too close for comfort, they tend to be too polite to ask the person to back off or walk away.
In fact, seniors tend to downplay their own fears: One woman at a recent session in North Toronto confessed she knew she was taking a risk walking home through a back alley, but was more afraid of the alternative, the bustling crowds of Yonge St. who might knock her cane and throw her off her feet.
“The most important factor is intuition,” says Roberts. “When you get that gut feeling that something isn’t right or feels unsafe, find the quickest exit out of the scenario. Don’t question your intuition. It is your sixth sense.”
Body language is key, he says. “Attackers look for people who they perceive to be easy victims … so walking with purpose and keeping your head up is an easy way to display positive body language.”
Asking for directions or the time are popular ways to distract a senior because they tend to turn their back to show the way or put their head down to look at their watch, Roberts warns.
Bank machines can also leave seniors vulnerable, he says. He advises women to withdraw only small amounts of cash, always during daylight and, if possible, when a friend is along.
If the attack is simply about money or valuables, Roberts says it’s best just to hand them over rather than risk getting hurt.
But he arms seniors with a few self-defence tricks, such as grabbing at soft-tissue areas (the eyes and face), to throw the attacker off and give you time to break away.
Sherri Bulmer, coordinator of older adult programs at the Central Eglinton Community Centre on Eglinton Ave. E., asked Roberts to teach the program after seeing a senior seriously hurt by a purse snatcher outside an east-end centre where she used to work.
She was surprised to see the group actually grow over the four weeks as the women — the average age was 77 — raved to friends about the program.
“I wasn’t sure what the reaction would be,” says Bulmer. “But I can see now that this is about power and control.”
To ensure the safety of both instructors and students, SAFE International, exclusively uses the Hoplite Training Armour by Spartan Training Gear in all its classes and personal protection programs.
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