The world as we know it has changed. In the last few years terrorism, active shooters attacks and hostage situations have multiplied in America and around the world yet, civilians are not being trained to try to survive an act of terrorism. In schools we have fire drills yet most schools do not have an active Shooter plan or drills to help children and their staff survive an act of terror.
When I was a child growing up the in United States in the sixties at the mist of the Cold War we had drills in case of aerial bombing attacks and nuclear war by our then enemy the Soviet Union. An alarm would ring and we would take cover hiding under our desk with our hands covering our heads. Thank God that we were never attacked yet we were prepared. Today, we are under attack by terrorist, yet very few people are prepared for an attack. The war is here and every American is in the front line.
On Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30PM Anta's Fitness and Self Defense, 10721 NW 58 St Miami (Doral) is hosting a FREE Community Service Krav Maga Counter Terrorism workshop which includes active shooter defense and hostage situations.
As a self defense instructor, retired law enforcement officer and honorably discharged United States Marine I teach civilians how to defend themselves and augment their odds of survival in a terrorist attack through Krav Maga the military defense system created in Israel for the IDF (Israeli Defense Force). I am a certified instructor in Krav Maga, Krav Maga Israeli Counter Terrorism and Krav Maga Police Defensive Tactics instructor. I’ve also taken courses on active shooters.
The book The Art of War and the Bible both say that you must know your enemy. To combat any type of terrorism you must first know and understand the mind of your enemy. You have the jihadist a radical extreme Muslim thats want the world to follow Sharia Law. The disgruntled employee what we started calling going postal. They are upset at boss or other employee. The student that has been bullied and wants to get even, The racist that dislikes you for the color of your skin. They all have a different mind set and reason to attack and terrorize.
Situational Awareness is very important. Counter Terrorism could be hostage situation, active shooter, sniper, knife attack or bombings. A few weeks ago we had a truck run over people in France. This week a radical Muslim terrorist cut the throat of a Catholic priest. In all of these situations there is no guarantee for survival, yet with training many lives can saved.
There are three options to respond to an active shooter Escape, Barricade, Defend. Escaping is your first and best option. If you are unable to escape, your next best option is to barricade. This means doing whatever is necessary to prevent the shooter from entering your location. Barricading is not just hiding. If you can't escape or barricade, your next option is to defend.
To defend you must disarm the shooter or directly engage a shooter. This is where Krav Maga Counter Terrorism training comes in.
Give us a call at 305 599-3649 to come to the free workshop or set up an appointment to try a free Krav Maga class at Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense.