In hopes of bringing MORE multidisciplinary curriculum to the world, I have partnered with my friends Dr. William Aprill and Legendary Lawman Marshal Chuck Haggard of Agile Training and Consulting, to come to Middle Tennessee to teach their combination of multi-disciplinary curriculum. If you are a fan of the CIVILIAN DEFENDER concept, this instructional module will give you a HUGE leg up on:
- Criminology/Street Smarts
- Less Lethal Skills
- Handgun Skills and Tactics
- Defensive Tactics
There really aren’t many courses out there like this. Wait…scratch that. There aren’t any other courses out there like this! This package and configuration of material is rare, and this is an excellent opportunity to obtain and earn information that would otherwise take a considerably larger block of time to become exposed to! Course information follows…
Chuck Haggard of Agile Consulting and William Aprill of Aprill Risk Consulting are pleased to announce a new course of instruction:
November 19-20, 2016
(with an added value, “Less Lethal Skills Course,” and, “Open Source Retention and Disarming,” from 4-8PM on November 18th)
NASHVILLE AND WAVERLY, TN
Unthinkable: Concepts and Techniques for the Gravest Extreme
Unthinkable is, in brief, a tour of the dark side of criminal violence. In two very full days, attendees will undertake a fast-paced and interactive overview of how dangerous aggressors think as they decide whom to victimize, and we’ll review target demeanor and behavior for cues that we appear easily victimized. Hands-on training will introduce robust, effective techniques for disarming an assailant armed with a pistol and cover an in-depth survey of the best processes and methods to establish a powerful and adaptive defensive mindset. Utilization of hardware, including less lethal weapons (OC/“pepper spray,”) and everyday carry pistols will also be covered.
Blurbs and quotes:
“I wish everyone important to me would take this class.”
-”Unthinkable” attendee, 2015
William Aprill is one of the most important thinkers in the defensive shooting world today. His insight into what makes criminal attackers “tick”, as well as his understanding of the psychological aspects of training and response, are valuable to everyone who has a firearm for personal defense.
“If I could go back in time I would trade every moment I’ve ever spent in a carbine
course to listen to William Aprill’s lectures in the Unthinkable class because THAT information was the kind of stuff I needed.
-“Unthinkable” attendee, 2015
The gun is certainly a wonderful and very powerful tool, but it’s not wise to pin your survival strategies entirely upon the possession of that tool. “Unthinkable” arms you with information. Critical crucial knowledge that may not be needed every day, but if the “Unthinkable” actually happens to you it gives you enough exposure to know there is almost always something you can do to improve your situation. The exposure opens your mind…
Full Course Description for NOVEMBER 19-20 Block
How do violent criminals think of us, and how do they target us?
How are human monsters made, and born?
What do we do when faced with drawn gun?
All these questions bring to mind threats that any reasonable person would avoid at any cost. So why would anyone pay to spend a day immersed in exploration of those threats and more? Simply put, there is no way to develop an effective and adaptive defensive mindset without spending time in some fairly dark places.
This course will explore the essential domains and skill sets, guiding students to the next step in developing their ability to protect themselves and those they love.
For participants in this course, a systematic approach to enhancing personal safety will be undertaken in an engaging and fast-paced format over a very full day of training.
Since defensive awareness is rooted in realization of risk, and since defensive preparation adds the commitment to mitigation of threats, unifying those elements in defensive decision-making will be the emphasis of this course.
It is the goal of the instructor to drag awareness of risk from the back of the mind to its very forefront, ensuring that an actual life-threatening scenario will not be the first time participants have honestly faced what will be necessary.
Participants in this course will be presented with some challenging truths about the world as it is and asked to make serious, personal changes in how they prepare for that world.
Classroom components will include intensive, interactive lecture including:
Fatal Choices: Understanding VCAs and How They Identify Victims
In this fast-moving and interactive lecture participants will be led through contemporary theories and current, curated data on the process by which violent criminal actors select their targets for violent aggression. Particular attention will be paid to the internal mechanisms in play within the criminal psychology, the universe of signifiers around “good guy” behavior, demeanor, and attributes which may actually make selection for attack more likely, as well as considerations for responsible armed citizens to mitigate this risk. Previous iterations of this material have been presented to LE agencies and private citizen groups across the US as well as international LE educational events.
The 5 W’s of Risk: Constructing an Effective Pre-Need Defense Paradigm
Many instructors present material on surviving physical attack and some others address the aftermath of that defensive violence. However the preparation for being attacked, what Craig Douglas of ShivWorks has referred to as the pre-kinetic phase, is given limited, if any, attention by the vast majority of trainers and even fewer students. This presentation will review common mental and philosophical errors made by practitioners as they plan for what they hope will never happen: a determined attack by a violent criminal intent on killing you and those you love. Attendees will be exposed to a practical method for undertaking the pre-need decision-making necessary to a sound self-defense and survival mindset, providing increased awareness and a clear path to maximize their capacity for self-protection.
Practical instruction will include:
Real world EDC, making small handguns work
Most trainers will advise that CCW folks carry a full or mid size service pistol, for many this isn’t possible everyday. This class will focus on the small handguns that many if not most people choose or are forced to carry by various issues such as body size, comfort, real need to carry in a NPE (non-permissive environment).
This class formed out of a need for skills training for people who carried snub revolvers. A need for different TTPs (tactics, techniques and procedures) for people who carry pocket size semi-auto pistols was identifed and addressed in training as well.
This course segment will cover issues with weapon handling, draw, carry, malfunctions, ammunition selection and other issues that make small pistols and revolvers different than service sized semi-auto pistols/revolvers.
Included in this block will be “Tactical Anatomy” to maximize the effectiveness of defensive handgun bullets, and ammunition selection, with a short demo shoot in ballistics gel.
COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR NOVEMBER 18TH BLOCK
Pepper spray and other “less lethals” for the CCW person
“If all you have is a hammer then every problem gets treated like a nail,” is a very real issue in the CCW world. This class will cover less than deadly force choices for non LEOs (this will apply to off duty LEOs though!), with emphasis on OC/pepper spray as a force option. This class will include deployment practice with inert spray.
A hands-on block of instruction in the art and science of maintaining positive control of your own defensive handgun and of taking one away from an assailant when necessary.
No prior experience or training in defensive tactics is required, no special physical gifts are necessary and the material is presented in a from-the-ground-up approach to allow conceptual understanding and physical grasp of an intuitive, robust skill-set in a relatively short time. Please bring an inert training version of your carry pistol, if possible (red gun, blue gun, SIRT, etc.) so that carry gear may be used if applicable.
William Aprill is a licensed mental health professional with over 19 years experience across the continuum of clinical care. He presently maintains a private practice and consultancy specializing in post-traumatic interventions and other disciplines.
William is a former deputy sheriff (Orleans Parish, LA, Criminal Sheriff’s Office) and Special Deputy US Marshal (Eastern District of Louisiana). He is a decorated competitive shooter and has taught civilian, law enforcement, and military personnel in various fighting skills since 1990. He maintains an active schedule both as student and teacher, having been instructor rated by several top-tier trainers and studying under many of the most influential members of the combative arts community.
Through his company Aprill Risk Consulting, William has been invited to present his material on violent criminals and their decision-making, defensive incident aftermath, mindset development, defensive preparedness, and other material to civilian, law enforcement, and military audiences across the country, including at:
International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI)Annual Conference
Georgia Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (GALEFI) Annual Conference
Louisiana Homicide Investigator’s Association
Illinois Homicide Investigator’s Association
Rangemaster Tactical Conference
The 1-Inch to 100 Yards Warrior Conference
Tactical Response Alumni Weekend
Lethal Force Institute
Defense Training International
Orleans Parish (LA) District Attorney’s Office
New Orleans Police Department, Crisis Transportation Service
Jefferson Parish (LA) Juvenile and Adult Courts
Orleans Parish (LA) Drug Court
Louisiana Association of Drug Court Professionals
He is a co-founder and Training Director of Paul-E-Palooza, the memorial conference and fundraiser for the family of the late trainer Paul Gomez, and has presented across the country in collaboration with Craig Douglas/Shivworks, Lethal Force Institute, Rangemaster, Active Response Training, Sharp Defense, Point-Driven Training, Tactical Response, Safety Solutions Academy, Modern Defensive Training Systems, Immediate Action Combatives, Defense Training International, Armed Dynamics, and others.
William has been a regular guest in firearms/training industry media, including popular appearances on
Downrange Radio, with Michael Bane,
American Warrior, with Michael Seeklander
The Safety Solutions Academy Podcast
Armed Dynamics podcast
Armed Squirrels Project
“DrZ” YouTube channel, with Dr. Dave Zehrung
“Crash & Burn”, with Allstar Tactical
ReWild Yourself podcast
Personal Defense Talk
He has been referenced in publications including RECOIL magazine, The Tactical Wire and The Journal of the Armed Citizen’s Legal Defense Network, and is the subject of two Personal Defense Network DVDs of his original training material on defensive decision-making and mindset development.
Chuck has been active in private defensive training throughout his long career in urban law enforcement. After nearly thirty years of steady upward progression through the ranks of the Topeka Police Department, he ventured out on his own to pursue private training on a more regular basis. Chuck maintains his POST certification and stays active in the law enforcement community, but he now devotes even more time to training other police officers, military personnel, security forces, and private citizens on the art and science of personal defense. Below is an abbreviated list of some of Chuck’s credentials.
•28+ years with the Topeka Police Department, including posts as a Field Training Officer, Field Training Supervisor, Rangemaster/Armorer, Response Team (SWAT) squad leader and team leader, and Watch Commander (rising to the rank of Lieutenant)
•Kansas Army National Guard (1985-1998)
•National Law Enforcement Training Center (NLETC), National Trainer
•Strategos International, Adjunct Instructor
•Survival Operations System, Inc., Instructor/Board of Directors
•Hardwire Tactical, Adjunct Instructor
•Countless training courses and train-the-trainer courses from various reputable sources, including:
•Rangemaster Firearms Training Services
•Defensive Shooting Academy of Tulsa
•HK International Law Enforcement Training Conference
•National Law Enforcement Training Center
•Israeli Shooting International
•Lethal Force Institute
•Active Countermeasures Systems
•American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers
•Casco System (expandable baton)
•Safariland Training Group
•International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors
•National Rifle Association (several civilian and law enforcement instructor certifications)
•PPCT Training Systems
Chuck is certified as a civilian and law enforcement trainer on various weapon systems, including pistol, shotgun, rifle, carbine, oleoresin capsicum (O.C.), baton, and Taser. He is also skilled and experienced at teaching weapon retention, disarming, and other empty-hand techniques. He enjoys teaching and is proud to be able to contribute to this nation’s widespread community of responsible, law-abiding advocates of self-defense.
The range address for the November 19 and 20 session is:
Humphreys County Sheriff’s Office Training Center 2123 Scepter Rd
Waverly, TN 37185
The address for the November 18th Less Lethal Skills Class is:
114 30th Avenue South
Nashville TN 37212
LODGING NEAR THE RANGE IN WAVERLY:
Hotel Information for HCSO Training Events
(Listed in order of quality)
Holiday Inn Express (18 miles from classroom)
HURRICANE MILLS (WAVERLY)
15368 HWY 13 SOUTH HURRICANE MILLS, TENNESSEE 37078 UNITED STATES
Hotel Front Desk: 931-296-2999
Hotel Fax: 931-296-2999
Best Western of Hurricane Mills (18 miles from classroom)
15542 Highway 13 S, Hurricane Mills, Tennessee 37078-2040 Phone: 931/296-4251 | Fax: 931/296-9104
Deerfield Inn (4 miles from classroom)
1331 Broadway Ave
New Johnsonville, TN 37134-2139 (931) 535-3889
Imperial Lodge (6 miles from classroom)
504 West Main Street Waverly, TN 37185-1407 (931) 296-2521
COST: $400 FOR TWO FULL DAYS OF TRAINING ($50 ADDITIONAL FOR THE LESS LETHAL/OC SKILLS COURSE ON FRIDAY EVENING, OR $100 FOR THE FRIDAY OC/DISARM CLASS IF YOU ARE ONLY ATTENDING FRIDAY EVENING!)
TO REGISTER: CONTACT DR. WILLIAM APRILL email@example.com