Instructor Flyer-December 2006.qxd - Strategos International

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Instructor Flyer-December 2006.qxd - Strategos International

May 19-23, 2008Class Begins at 0730St. Charles County Law Enforcement Training Center1835 Highway 94Defiance, Missouri 63341Local POC is John Bush(636) 949-7547e-mail: jbush@mail.win.org


Knowledge, Skill, Confidence...Audience:Patrol, Tactical, and Corrections OfficersSynopsis: Here is a course useful for every trainer, regardless of theirbackground or other schools they have previously attended.This dynamic and skill intensive class addresses coaching andtraining skills for three weapons systems: the pistol, the shotgun, and thepatrol rifle. Special attention is paid to the dynamics of the low lightenvironment and the skills necessary for prevailing in this realm.Training will proceed for more than 8 hours on most days.This program is challenging and participants should be in goodphysical condition.- Certification is valid for three Years -CONCEPTS AND SKILLS – PISTOL, RIFLE, AND SHOTGUN:• Fundamentals Review & Diagnostics• Ammunition Selection• Zeroing, Unloading, Reloading• Moving Targets• Fighting Platforms• Shooting On The Move• Failure Drills: Transition to Pistol• Multiple Threat Engagements• Turning Movements• Movement & Mobility Exercises• Support Side Shooting• The Correct Use of Cover• Contact and Cover• Threat Discrimination: Shoot/No Shoot• Working in a Gas Mask• Dynamics of Low Light Engagements• Defeating Ambushes• Principles of Light• Officer Down & Rescue• Close Quarters Battle• Active Shooter• Partner & Team TacticsRegarding Our Training Philosophy and PracticesOur training staff is composed of professional andexperienced coaches and we are students ourselves.We believe in treating everyone respectfully and as adultlearners. Our coaches participate in the learning processand we use a building block approach to solidify skillsbefore moving toward more advanced concepts.We do not believe in "check the box" training nor dowe believe in "lowest common denominator" training.Individual assistance is always available.Those who are not safe and conscientious with their firearms,those who are not willing to be open-minded, receive new information and try new concepts, and thosewho are not capable of keeping their ego in check should not enroll in our trainings.


Prerequisites and Physical Requirements for Firearms Training1. An operator should be able to load, unload, and reload their firearm in a SAFE and CONTROLLED manner.Muzzle discipline and awareness is paramount.2. An operator must possess the physical strength and stamina to repetitively function and fire their weapon duringprolonged drilling. You must be able to get up and down from standing, kneeling, and prone positions, as well as move forward,backward, and laterally.3. An operator must be able to maintain mental, physical, and emotional self-discipline and not become over-excited or lose control.4. An operator must have a keen awareness and consideration for other operators while handling firearms and conducting drills in closeproximity of other operators.5. An operator should be familiar with their weapons and equipment and be able to field strip their firearm for cleaning, maintenance,and problem-solving.6. Instructor candidates are expected to be excellent communicators and willing to adapt to the role of being a student-learner as well asan instructor. There is no place in the training arena for personal aggrandizement or ego.Tuition:$750 per StudentChecks & Credit Cards AcceptedRegistration:Fill out the Application &Waiver Forms AttachedProgram Coordinator:Contact: Todd BurkeE-mail: todd@strategosintl.comCell: (573) 999-7222Date / Location:May 19-23, 2008St. Charles County Law EnforcementTraining Center1835 Highway 94Defiance, Missouri 63341Local Point of Contact:Local POC is John Bush(636) 949-7547e-mail: jbush@mail.win.org


NOTE: Instructor-level schools are longer than operator courses, and students participate in coaching andtraining delivery on the range. Make sure you have all equipment listed and backup firearms arerecommended in case of failure or breakage. We cannot guarantee that a "loaner" firearm will be available.The TACTICAL FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR course also includes coaching and training sessions designed toassist the candidate in making departmental presentations or training other officers in practical firearms skills:· Liability Issues· Case Law and Precedent· Instructional Techniques· Coaching Beyond Fundamentals· Preparing Incident Action/Safety Plans· Creating Lesson Plans· Managing Difficult Trainees· Classroom and Range Presentations· Designing Training for Your Agency· Running a Safe Range at NightLogistics:Ammunition:1500 Pistol | 1,000 Rifle | 350 Birdshot | 50 00 Buck | 50 Rifled SlugsMinimum 4 mags for pistols & rifles | Duty/Tactical Gear | Body ArmorGas Mask with Leg Pouch/Case | Knee PadsWrap Around Eye & Ear Pro (clear lenses for night)Cap with Brim | Hydration | All weather ClothingDuffle that will allow you to bring all your equipment to the lineHandheld Light:All participants must have at least one high intensity hand held light.Weapon-Mounted Light:Highly recommended but are not a requirement.Sling:The operator MUST have a sling that permits a muzzle-down, front body carry.Webstore..................................................................................................http://order-gear.comDiscussion Board...................................................................................http://strategosforum.comTraining Opportunities...................................................................http://strategosinternational.comToll Free...........................................................................................................888.LOW.LIGHT


Print this Form /Then Mail or Fax to:Strategos International L.L.C.1024 A NE Jib CtLee's Summit, MO. 64064FAX: (816) 795-2753Websites:Email:Toll Free:http://strategosintl.comhttp://888-lowlight.comtraining@strategosintl.com888-LOW-LIGHT888-569-5444R E G I S T R A T I O N F O R MCourse NameCourse DateNameAddress_______________________________________________Credit Card Type________________________________________________Credit Card Number________________________________________________Card Holder Signature__________________________Expiration DateAddress 2__________________________Today’s DateDepartment or Agency__________________________Check#Additional Comments:PhoneOther Contact Number(s)FaxCancellations made more than 30 days prior to ascheduled course will receive a refund. Anycancellation within 15-30 days of the scheduledcourse Strategos International will provide arefund of 50% of the course tuition. Cancellationswithin 14 days or less from the scheduled coursedates the tuition will be forfeited. Initials _______Email


RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENTIN CONSIDERATION of being permitted to participate in any way in the training andinstruction being offered by Strategos International I, ____________________________THE RELEASOR, acknowledge, appreciate, and agree that:1. This Training Program involves simulated, full contact self-defense situations and/or theuse and discharge of non-lethal projectile training weapons (e.g., Simunitions ®, AirSoft ®,and paintguns ), and traditional weapons and/or firearms by the class members andinstructors. Such weapons will be used in various situations and locations. I am fullyaware of the inherent risk of injury associated with the activities and equipmentinvolved with such training and instruction, including the potential for permanentdisability and death, and while particular protective equipment and personaldiscipline will minimize this risk, the risk of serious injury does exist;2. I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, EVEN IF ARISING FROMTHE NEGLIGENCE OF THOSE PERSONS RELEASED FROM LIABILITY BELOW, ANDASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY PARTICIPATION IN SAID TRAINING ANDINSTRUCTION; and3. I understand that this training program is physically and mentally intense. I understandthat I must, at all times, follow the instructions of any and all training personnel. If Iobserve any unusual or unnecessary hazards during my participation, I will bring such tothe attention of the training staff as soon as practical; and4. I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin,FOREVER RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS AND PROMISE NOT TO SUE STRATEGOSINTERNATIONAL L.L.C., THE OWNERS AND LESSORS OF THE PREMISES USED TOCONDUCT THE SUBJECT TRAINING AND INSTRUCTION, THEIR OFFICERS,INSTRUCTORS, AGENTS AND/OR EMPLOYEES ("releasees"), WITH RESPECT TOANY AND ALL INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH, OR LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PERSON ORPROPERTY, WHETHER CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OROTHERWISE.5. I understand and agree that this RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OFRISK AGREEMENT covers each and every training session and/or simulation in which Iparticipate or attend.6. I HAVE READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY ANDASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT AND UNDERSTAND THAT, BY SIGNING MYNAME BELOW, I FREELY AND KNOWINGLY GIVE UP IMPORTANT LEGAL RIGHTS.Date Signed:_____________RELEASOR’S Signature: _____________________________ (Must be signed in ink).


Statement of Understanding – Training with Strategos InternationalIn order to ensure high-quality and meaningful training to all those attendingStrategos International courses, please review and carefully considereach statement below prior to registration.Please InitialEach SectionStrategos International was founded out of a strong desire to provideextremely realistic combative training as relates to law enforcement situationsand military close quarter combat engagements.Our courses are not administrative in nature; they are specifically designedto place individuals and teams under the type of duress that closely simulatesthe stress of real-world engagements.___________We believe that the demands operating in reduced illumination environments,and the realities of an active-shooter situation, require a similarly demandingtraining curriculum.Our courses are for serious operators, not those wishing to simply check thebox for another certificate.Our courses are designed to impart a genuine capability to those whointend on bringing the data, concepts, tactics and training methodologies backto their respective departments.___________Based on this foundation, training as delivered through Strategos Internationalis physically, mentally and emotionally challenging. The Force-on-Forcetraining is often painful, but not permanently damaging to the body.___________Due to the tremendous volume of information and practical exercises, drills,and scenarios, Five-Day courses that include rigorous Force-on-Force willtypically be 10-11 hours in duration.___________This is not a physical fitness course per se, but it is highly recommendedthat you work on your flexibility, body-weight to strength ratio, and havereasonable cardiovascular fitness before participating in this type of training.We believe this is sound doctrine for anyone who carries firearmsprofessionally. Those that are obese will have constant difficulties during theentire training course.


Five-Day Courses will include 6-10 hours of hands-on PCR work typicallyidentified as Defensive Tactics. This combative work will not necessarilyonly be defensive in nature (i.e. Active Shooter Scenario).Trainees will be drilled in following:____________- Getting up and down properly using correct Skeletal Alignment.- Proper Movement across terrain- Bilateral Mechanics- Weapons Retention and Removal- Redirections- Proper Take-Downs & Pins- Working from the Ground if requiredThis block of training is designed to show the trainee new ways of problemsolving, create a close interaction with fellow students, illustrate the principlesof combat, provide principle-based and technically sound solutions tocommonly faced attacks.____________Those attending training should arrive on Monday morning mentally preparedto receive new concepts. They should be prepared to give them a fairevaluation and demonstrate a strong spirit to apply them during the practicaltraining blocks.____________Strategos International staff members and those students attending ourcourses would rather you decline this training opportunity if you are notFULLY prepared to work EXTREMELY HARD during training. Our trainingstaff has already made this commitment to those who are spending the time,money, and effort to improve their tactical capabilities.Strategos International staff members are required to maintain a “showyou” capability; nothing required of the students will fall outside of thefollowing sequence:- Tell You – Show You - Allow You – Evaluate Performance – Repeat -____________We employ multimedia, handouts, note taking sheets, video review, practicaldrills, scenarios and full-mission profiles to expose you to maximize yourtraining experience.Staff members fully participate in role-playing as officers, suspects, &combatants.Staff members serve as instructors, mentors, and will always strive tomaintain a teachable attitude.Printed Name: _______________________________Signed: ____________________________________ Date: ___________________________

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