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 Stopping Active Threats - The Israeli Experience

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Introduction:  You know the reputation of the Israeli's in threat detection and prevention - legendary, to say the least!  This is your opportunity to learn how the Israeli's do it and earn a graduation certificate from Israel's IMI Florida Academy. The Israeli approach differs in many respects from what we commonly practice in the US. It is important that you keep an open mind and do your best to learn and practice these methods throughout the seminar.  If you are not willing to practice these methods throughout the seminar, then we suggest you not register.  We are not trying to convert you from the way you normally shoot and defend against a threat, only exposing you to methods that are new and different.  This seminar is limited to 16 students. 

Seminar Instructor:  Haim Geri, Senior Instructor at IMI Academy in Israel, will conduct the seminar.  Previously, he served in the Israel Defense Forces as Company Commander and Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations in charge of the northern border.  Upon discharge at the rank of Captain, Mr. Geri joined the General Security Services (GSS) of Israel where he served as Chief of Security for Israeli embassies in Latin America and Switzerland.  He also served as an Air Marshall for El Al Airlines.  Later, he joined the GSS Counter-Terror Academy to train students in aviation, maritime, critical infrastructure, and executive protection tactics.  Mr. Geri brings decades of experience in counter-terrorism, SWAT, and firearms training to a new generation of professionals.

Seminar Curriculum:  Trainees will learn tactical methods developed and tested in Israel to counter active threat scenarios. They will receive unique training in Krav Maga, shooting, and fighting techniques that security units must undergo in Israel.  Those who successfully complete the three-day seminar will be certified in tactical response and fighting techniques at Israeli Government-mandated standards. 

The Israeli Security Concept.  Includes key concepts and methodologies that influence security system design, procedures, and training of individuals and security personnel in both public and private sectors. Concepts include offense as a defensive approach, use of predictive profiling and security questioning, localized response capabilities, and threat orientation as opposed to risk orientation.

Active Threats.  Analyzing active threat cases (guns, bombs, knives, vehicles, etc.) will help us to understand the threat and the way to prevent and respond.

Prevention Methods.  Learn how Israeli organizations developed prevention methods to counter active threats. These methods include use of visual profiling, questioning, "Detection and Analysis of People by Action" (DAPA), and the use of security rings as a security system.

Introduction to Krav Maga.  Learn about the history of krav maga and the development of this important defense tool. We will do basic training in class to experience the use of the system.

Dry practice and Live Fire:  Israeli Shooting and Fighting Method.  You will practice fighting and shooting techniques and understand why Israel adopted these approaches and their effectiveness in stopping active threats.

Day One Classroom - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM – Royal Range

The first day will be spent entirely in the classroom.  There will be several refreshment breaks and a break for lunch.

What You Will Need on Day One

·       State-issued concealed carry license/permit (required)

·       Semiautomatic pistol (9mm recommended), iron sights (no laser), 3 magazines, unloaded.  Do not bring live ammo into the classroom!

·       Magazine pouch that holds at least two magazines

·       Outside the waistband holster suitable for drawing

·       Ability to load & unload, disassemble & reassemble your pistol without assistance.  You should practice this before you arrive.

·       Comfortable clothing and proper shoes for light exercise

·       Note-taking necessities

Day Two Classroom/Range – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM – Royal Range

The structure of the second day will be similar to day one. During morning hours, there will be lectures on the above content. Afternoon hours will include light physical activities, such as krav maga and dry practice at the range. Some quick burst movement is required on Day Two.

What You Will Need on Day Two

·       Everything from Day One

Day Three Indoor Range – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM – Royal Range

Day Three will be spent entirely at the indoor range of Range.  Even though the facility is air conditioned, you should expect a warm day, so dress appropriately, wear a shooter's cap, and eye/ear protection.

Our range is totally private. We will provide plenty of hydration, ample time for reloading, rest & recovery, plus opportunities to observe other shooters. One Range Safety Officer will be on duty at all times. Everyone must obey range commands!

You will continue to develop the skills learned from the past two days, but working at a much faster pace. You will be introduced to more advanced and complex active shooter scenarios that require even greater concentration and effort on your part. The purpose of these drills is to challenge you to improve your shooting and become the best shooter that you can be while under moderate stress. You may be joined by previous seminar graduates who have elected to take part in this advanced training.

During live fire training, students shoot using the Israeli shooting technique and perform tactical exercises that security officers in Israel must perform in order to qualify. The final test will be a surprise tactical active shooter exercise. An IMI Academy graduation certificate awaits those who complete the seminar.

What You Will Need on Day Three

·       Everything from Days One and Two

·       250 rounds of 9mm FMJ ammunition (may be purchased at Royal Range)

·       Eye & ear protection; shooter's (baseball) cap

During Day One and Two we will provide complimentary breakfast snacks and light lunch, including coffee, water, and other beverages.  There will be several short breaks with snacks and beverages provided.

On Day Three, there will be complimentary breakfast snacks and light lunch at the range.  Bottled water and fruit will be offered during breaks.

Tuition, Refund and Cancellation Policy

Tuition is $595.  If you must cancel, please do so by email before August 16, 2019 in order to receive a refund, less a 20% administrative fee.  Instead of taking a refund, student substitutions can be made or a credit can be issued toward a future course.  No refunds will be given for no-shows.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the event organizer, George Gaines at 404-918-7098.

A minimum number of registrations must be received for a class to run as scheduled.  When the minimum criterion has been met, written confirmation will be emailed to you.  Please do not make airline or hotel reservations until you receive email notification confirming that the course will run as scheduled.  The organizers may, for any reason, elect to cancel the seminar.  If this happens, paid students have the option to apply their tuition to a future course or receive a full refund. The organizers will not be held responsible for anything other than this.

Lodging

Students are responsible for arranging their own lodging and transport.

Class Date: 8/30/19 - 9/1/19