Current Class Descriptions
Armed Church Security Detail Class
This is a 10-hour course designed to assist churches in developing a trained security team with the majority of the time spent training inside and on the grounds of their own home church.
This class starts with a Power Presentation covering nuances of setting up an initial security detail using multiple layers of security to first discourage potential Violent Criminal Attackers (“VCA”), second, to quickly observe and respond to possible threats as quickly as possible both outside of and inside the church building, and third, to appropriately and tactically deal with a VCA, whether one or more, if contact has been initiated using the minimum force level required. Upon completion of this presentation, PTG instructors, the security team, and church-designated staff will conduct a walk-through the facility and grounds. This block typically takes place between 600pm and 800pm on a Friday.
The following day students will undergo 2- hours of firearm training at a range selected by the hosting church. Covered in detail will be firearms safety, safe gunhandling, armed movement through crowds, and surgical shooting under pressure. This is not a basic or remedial shooting block, but instead instruction focused on teaching certain concepts critical to deploying handguns as safely as possible in large crowds. NOTE: Attending students must be capable of safely drawing and holstering and understand the basics of gunhandling and marksmanship. PTG reserves the right to remove any shooter from the line that it deems unsafe (typically poor muzzle discipline and/or failure to keep the trigger finger away from the trigger when not then actively engaging a target).
Students will then be shown methods for interacting with persons whose intent is questionable, highly suspect, or overtly violent, followed by instruction in immediate- action empty hand responses to perceived less lethal assaults, empty hand knife defense in response to close-range surprise attacks, and fundamentals of Active Shooter Response both within and outside of the facility.
Class will close with the PTG instructors providing suggestions for implementing a church security operation plan specific to that particular church based upon assets then available, the layout of the church and the church grounds, and any special concerns expressed by the church.
Contact Steve Moses to discuss pricing. Our prices are very reasonable and vary only based upon the amount of travel time, actual travel expenses, and lodging to be incurred.
Weekend With a Tactical Professor
Join us for two full days days of practical skill development, theoretical concepts, and realistic application of both skill and theory to Personal Protection Problem Solving with Claude Werner, AKA "The Tactical Professor". All instruction is based on twenty years of research and analysis of over 5,000 actual incidents involving Armed Citizens rather than the Police. Class Descriptions are as follows:
Pocket Rocket 101 (Day One): Learn the skills needed to effectively use SMALL handguns for Personal Protection. Pocket Pistols, such as snubnose revolvers and .380 and small 9mm autoloaders, have manuals of arms and performance limitations that differ significantly from service-size handguns. They are very frequently carried for Personal Protection but often not trained with. This course is designed to teach students proven gunhandling techniques unique to Pocket Rockets, increase the students' understanding of the shooting characteristics associated with handguns that are smaller, shorter, lighter, and often equipped with sub-optimal sights, and how to enhance their ability to make timely and accurate hits. Both firing line drills and scenario-based exercises (NOTE: Man v. Man Drills) are used as skill builders in the course.
Skills to be taught include:
Strategy, Tactics, and Options for Personal Protection (STOPP) (Day Two – Morning): This classroom segment focuses on helping clients define the Strategies, Options, and Tactics that are appropriate for them personally in the area of Personal Protection. By defining personal Strategies and being aware of possible Options, the Tactics appropriate to a person’s goals and lifestyle can be chosen. These are unique to each person and no one size fits all. Being aware of a range of possibilities in advance of criminal encounters helps the client avoid Serious Mistakes and achieve Positive Outcomes. All clients taking the class will receive a copy of the book Serious Mistakes and Negative Outcomes by the Tactical Professor.
Scenario Based Live Fire Exercises (Day Two – Afternoon): The ability to perform effectively on an individual basis is a fundamental aspect of Personal Protection. Each client will have the opportunity to individually examine their performance envelope in re-creations of actual incidents that involved Armed Citizens. The re-creations will mirror the conditions and difficulties that Armed Citizens face when protecting themselves and their families from the criminal element.
Claude Werner is The Tactical Professor. His background combines extensive work in the military, personal protection training, and white-collar financial services fields. His training approach is to begin with fundamental tasks and progressively increase the difficulty of learning exercises. Claude is a retired Army Captain with 10 years of service in Special Operations. He was also the Chief Instructor of the elite Rogers Shooting School. His blog is TacticalProfessor.com. His publications about Personal Protection topics include six books, three DVDs, and two audio CDs.
Immediate Action Jiu-jitsu
Real World Application of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a Weapon-Based-Environment
Contrary to popular belief, many empty hand fights and those involving weapons, end up on the ground. No amount of pontificating or self-proclaimed “expert” posturing will change this simple fact. If you ignore this reality, you may very well find yourself in a situation you cannot handle with disastrous consequences.
This course is designed and taught by Cecil Burch to give the layman a realistic and functional set of concepts, techniques, methodologies, training drills and experiences that will prepare them for a worst case “ground-fight” scenario. All techniques and concepts are high percentile applications which span a wide spectrum of confrontations. Training consists of presentation, drilling and Force-On-Force evolutions providing attendees with immediate feedback regarding the efficacy of the skills learned. The goal of this course is not to create a “ground fighter” or grappler. The objective is to provide attendees who have limited training time and resources with solid ground survival and escape fundamentals geared toward the increasingly violent weapon based environments they may live, work and/or travel within. All techniques/concepts are from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and are combat proven over the past 90 years by thousands of practitioners, including the U.S. Army.
Among the topics covered
by the modules include:
This class will be held at The Forge B J J
1125 S Broadway
Edmond, OK 73034
Solo and Team Movement in Primary Dwellings and Other Structures
This introductory class is expressly designed for a single armed individual as well as armed church security teams interested in learning some of the basics associated with moving more safely in homes and/or churches during extreme events (home intrusions, home invasions, and events in houses of worship such as an active shooter, assaults on church members, onsite robberies, and even dealing with violent emotionally disturbed persons). Students will participate in drills covering both slow and dynamic room clearing, manipulation of angles and distance so as to gain maximum tactical advantage, options for dealing with persons taken at gunpoint, and post-fight interaction with well-intentioned but armed Good Samaritans and responding law enforcement. This is not a live-fire class. Students should bring a paintball mask, CO2 cylinder or green gas-powered airsoft pistol, plastic BB pellets, and some form of throat protection (shemaghs are acceptable). This is a force-on-force class and students should expect to take a few hits. Lead instructors are Steve Moses and Spencer Keepers.
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Defensive Pistol Basics
This class is expressly designed to better prepare our students to deal with potential or actual physical contact with persons whose intentions may range from suspect to overtly lethal in transitional areas such as parking lots, sidewalks, parking garages, and the exterior of malls, large shopping centers and the like where Violent Criminal Actors tend to ply their trade. Violent criminal assaults, whether armed or unarmed, tend to take place at extremely close range, and typically involve the use of ruse or ambush by the attackers in order to close distances and carry out an assault. The nature of these attacks often leaves the intended victim with very little time to process information, and even less time to respond appropriately.
The objective of our experienced instructors is to better prepare our students to deal with a deadly force threat by virtue of a reliable presentation of a handgun from a holster concealed under a real-world cover garment, enhanced ability to handle and manipulate a handgun in a high-stress situation, and achievement of better hits at a higher rate of speed.
This is not a high-round shooting class, but instead a fighting class designed for lawfully-carrying men and women who, as a last resort, wish to defend themselves and their loved ones more effectively with the handgun they have on their person.
Requirements: Brimmed cap or hat, eye protection, ear protection, reliable pistol or revolver, three magazines or speedloaders, quality kydex holster (high-end leather holsters are acceptable), magazine or speedloader pouch, robust belt, shoes and clothes suitable for weather and season, water, snacks, and lunch. 200 rounds of factory ammunition are required.
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Red Zone Knife Defense System Instructor Course
This 2-day course is taught by Jerry Wetzel and is geared toward Instructor Development in the Red Zone Knife Defense System. Students will be completely immersed in the most important foundational elements of the Red Zone Knife Defense Program. The Red Zone Knife Defense Program is NOT a martial art. It is a modular training program that has been streamlined to be as efficient and effective as possible. Like learning CPR you are learning a very specific set of tactics, techniques, and training methods that are easily learned and transferrable. And also like CPR, it could save a life.
Through lecture, demonstration, and LOTS of hands-on training utilizing progressive resistance, students will be shown all of the required information and will drill it until they are confident and competent.
Use in the Clinch
Ideally, should we have to use our Defensive Handgun to protect ourselves or our loved ones, we will be able to use it at an extended range, in the way it is designed to be used. Unfortunately, ideal and the real world rarely meet up. Oftentimes, we will be in contact – or extremely close to being in contact – with our assailant, and we will need supporting hand-to-hand skills to allow us to use our pistol. The Contact Pistol course is designed and taught by Cecil Burch to give the layman a realistic and functional set of concepts, techniques, methodologies, training drills and experiences that will prepare them for a worst case combined handgun and H2H scenario. All techniques and concepts are high percentile applications which span a wide spectrum of confrontations. Training consists of presentation, drilling and Force-On-Force evolutions providing attendees with immediate feedback regarding the efficacy of the skills learned. The goal of this course is not to create a professional boxer or MMA competitor. The objective is to provide attendees who have limited training time and resources with solid fundamentals geared toward the increasingly violent weapon based environments they may live, work and/or travel within.
Among the topics covered
by the modules include:
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Arcadia, OK 73007