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Gracie Survival Tactics (GST) Military/Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics Course

Gracie Survival Tactics (GST) Military/Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics Course

March 10-12, 2020

Length: 3 Days (24 Hours)

Designed For: Military and law enforcement officers and agents of any federal, state, or local agency with arresting or detaining power that may encounter hostile suspects that may pose a physical threat to the officer(s).

Prerequisites: Must be military or law enforcement (Open only to active military or law enforcement personnel)

Description: The GST Program is specifically designed to give any Mlitary or Law Enforcement Professional-regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability - skills to neutralize the immediate threat from an aggressive subject, retain control of their weapons during the fight, achieve a position of advantage so they can utilize the appropriate force action.

GST Overview: The GST course consists of 11 stand-up & ground techniques, taught in 24 hours over a 3-day period. Techniques address most common threat scenarios encountered by Military& Law Enforcement personnel in the field. Gracie Survival Tactics (GST) are extremely effective when you are up against much larger & stronger opponents. Reduce liability for agency when officers learn safe, effective & proven reality-based techniques.

Course Objectives:

  • Surprise Attack Encounters (Worse-case, close-range attacks)
  • Survival & Escape Strategies
  • Weapon Retention Techniques
  • Arrest & Control Procedures/Techniques

What sets GST apart from all other similar Defensive Tactics Courses is the Gracie Academy Instructors’ exclusive teaching techniques. Drawing from over 85 years of experience, teaching thousands of military & law enforcement personnel & many thousands more students from all walks of life, the Gracies’ have developed a detailed, systematic approach in presenting their knowledge known today as the Gracie Teaching Technologies.

Attire & Equipment to bring for Participants:

  1. · Tops: T-shirt (Long Sleeve recommended) or sweats. No Gi top!
  2. · Bottoms: Long loose fitting athletic pants, tactical pants or Gi pants. Shorts are not allowed.
  3. · Feet: Barefoot recommended- no footwear other than wrestling shoes.
  4. · Optional: Groin & mouth protection. Load bearing equipment (helmet, body armor, gear, duty belt – is part of training on last day, etc.) is not part of training but may be used with   permission from instructor on the last day of training.
  5. · Other: Finger & toe nails must be clipped if you are not wearing shoes.

Taught by certified members of the Mississippi Counterdrug Program

RDS Instructor

RDS Instructor

March 16-17, 2020

This is a two-day live fire class, conducted at an accelerated pace, which emphasizes preparing the shooter for employing the RDS equipped pistol successfully. This is done by developing simple, repeatable motor programs that work under stress. This is not a beginner pistol class and shooters are expected to already have the ability to safely handle and employ the pistol. Class will run approximately 9-10 hours a day.

Topics Covered:

  • Safety brief/med plan
  • Care and maintenance of the RDS equipped pistol
  • Mindset and myths of the dot
  • RDS pistol fundamentals and offset
  • Zeroing
  • Finding the dot from the draw
  • Body mechanics
  • Recoil management
  • Multiple targets
  • Support hand/strong hand only employment
  • RDS Specific malfunctions
  • Positional shooting
  • Low-light both handheld and weapon mounted light

Individual Equipment List:

  • RDS Equipped handgun and holster with at least 3 magazines
  • Weapon mounted light (optional)
  • Duty belt and gear if applicable
  • 1000 rounds of handgun ammunition
  • Handheld flashlight
  • Ear and eye protection
  • Spare batteries for lights carried
  • Tourniquet and personal med kit
  • Pen and paper for note taking
  • Weapon specific cleaning kit
  • Hat (optional)
  • Clothing appropriate for season, knee pads strongly recommended

Course Prerequisites:

  • U.S. Citizen.
  • Able to legally carry a firearm.
  • Able to demonstrate and employ safe weapons handling during courses of fire.

If you have any questions about the course, the prerequisites or what is recommended please do not hesitate to ask us.

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Liberty Dynamics Enhance Diversionary Device Instructor

Liberty Dynamics Enhance Diversionary Device Instructor

March 19, 2020

Liberty Dynamics invites local tactical teams to attend a certification course for the most advanced diversionary device available. A produce the Military Times said "may well start a revolution in the military and law enforcement communities."

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