SP2 - Understanding and Avoiding Violence


The SP2 - Understanding and Avoiding Violence class is designed for students who are interested in the realities of self-defense, regardless of whether they intend to pursue their Colorado Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP). This isn't your typical "gun class" - or even a gun class at all; it's a REALITY class.

WARNING: This class is not for kids! We occasionally use harsh language in this class for demonstration purposes only, and purely because we're likely to hear such language if we encounter violence in the real world. It's kept to an absolute minimum, but consider yourself warned.

This class is co-led by one of the world's pre-eminent experts on violence and the criminal mindset - Marc "Animal" MacYoung. Marc has taught police, military, martial artists and civilians around the world. His message is always the same: Hand-to-hand combat is a last ditch effort when other, more effective, preventive measures have failed. Marc has written 20+ books, 5 videos, and since the age of 10, he has studied several styles of martial arts, including Karate, Wing Chun, Baqua/Hsing-I, Five Family Gung fu, Boxing, Western swordsmanship, Kali and various forms of Pentjak Silat.

Marc's lifestyle and professions have always put him in danger. Over the years he has worked as the director of a correctional institute, bodyguard, bouncer, cooler and security at events with a daily gate of 30,000 (and entirely too many beer stands). Intermixed with those high-risk occupations came the perils of living in some of the worst areas in Los Angeles and the problems arising from going head-to-head with local gangs, drug addicts, abusive husbands, thugs and bikers. He was first shot at when he was 15 and has since survived multiple attempts on his life, including professional contracts. Some were work related, others were personal, arising from his "somewhat dim" back ground (With hindsight, he wonders if the definition of "dim" refers to "shady" or "not too bright" -- unfortunately, both often applied to his actions). He's an expert in knife attacks, teaches around the globe, and we're proud to call him a friend. He's truly one of THE experts in this field, and he's worth getting to know.

The world we live in isn't always as calm as peaceful as we'd hope it was. Take a look at the FBI crime statistics sometime.

This is another stepping-stone class for people interested in protecting themselves against a violent attack and follows our Level 1 - Colorado Concealed Handgun Permit Class and our Level 2 - Beyond the CCW Class.

Topics in this class include:

  • The types of violence
  • Does most violence really come with instructions on how to avoid it?
  • The mindset of a violent attacker
  • Recognizing violence indicators
  • Dealing with a resource predator
  • "Fringe areas" and other places of common attacks
  • The 21-Foot Rule (Tueller Principle) and Situational Awareness
  • Unconventional weapons
  • How the violence men face is typically different than the violence women face
  • How to recognize when someone is about to pull a deadly weapon
  • All sorts of fun real-world scenarios

Students will receive a course completion certificate. Items to bring to class: pen/paper for taking notes and a great attitude! (NO LIVE AMMO)

The class is held in downtown Castle Rock, CO. It is held in the classroom only and does not include live fire. Pricing specials or quantity discounts, where applicable, are for single transaction web orders ONLY. All orders placed over the phone will be assessed full price even if you are purchasing more than one of a single class. Thank you for your cooperation. If we have a large enough group, we would love to discuss teaching this (or any) class wherever is convenient for you. Contact us for more information. 24-hour notice required if you are unable to attend so we can roll you into the next available class. There are no refunds for this product.

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