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Handgun Survival I - 8 hours, $145 per person

 

Course Description:

 

This class introduces the basic skills for using a handgun in a survival situation to save your life or the life of a loved one.  Instructional concentration is on critical thinking, awareness, and other skills necessary to survive a deadly encounter.  Specific blocks of instruction include Florida Firearms Law, Firearms Safety, Marksmanship, Combat Stance and Weapon Presentation, Grip, and Engaging a Human Target.  The awareness portion of the class will address bar scenarios, identifying potential problems, and having a plan. This is a certificate course.  Each student will be provided the required safety certificate to obtain a Florida Concealed Carry License.

 

Prerequisites and Equipment: None

 

Handgun Survival II - 4 hours, $145 per person

Course Description:

This course is designed for shooters who are ready to take the next step in handgun fundamentals and prepare themselves for defensive situations either at home or in public.  You will be taught weapon handling skills to include advanced grip and stance positions, emergency reloads, malfunction drills, scanning, flash-sight-picture, point shooting, two-eyes open shooting, and drawing from the holster.  Master instructor Russell Ricalde will begin by reviewing safety skills and procedures, followed by handgun mechanics and dry-fire training.  You will be shooting, reloading and clearing malfunctions and engaging multiple targets.  Confidence will be developed in the student with basic fundamentals and an emphasis on controlled speed.  Finally, the student will be introduced to cover and concealment and taught to use cover to their advantage.

Prerequisites and Equipment:

Handgun Survival I or a similar introductory handgun safety and shooting course.   Each student must bring to class a GLOCK or similar functioning pistol with at least two magazines, two magazine pouches, and a sturdy belt hip-style holster.  Targets, range fees, refreshments and safety equipment are included.  Ammunition is not provided.  Each student will require at least 200 rounds of ammunition appropriate for the pistol they intend to use.

 

 

Handgun Survival III - 8 hours, $250 per person

 

Course Description:

 

This two-day course is limited to 12 individuals.  Students will be challenged with advanced tactical techniques adopted from some of the most experienced operators and instructors in the world.  Areas of instruction will include shooting and moving, using cover and concealment, engaging threats after sustaining an injury, one handed reloading, multiple target engagement, stress management during target engagement, basic room entry and clearing, speed shooting, advanced malfunction drills, and other advanced topics.  Registration for this class is limited to students with a solid grasp of weapon handling, muzzle awareness, and tactical mindset.  Please provide a list of prior training courses in the comments area of the registration form.

Prerequisites and Equipment:

 

Each student will need at least 400 rounds of ammunition, a sturdy holster and belt, at least three (3) magazines and magazine pouches, eye and ear protection, and a hat with a rim.  Students are encouraged to dress appropriately regarding the manner in which they carry their weapon.  Law Enforcement and Military may wear external duty belts, ballistic vests, or battle belts commensurate with their particular assignment.  Basically, you will train as you fight.

Combat Pistol – Reality Based Training, 4 hours, $200 per person

 

Course Description: 

 

How you would respond to a home invasion, burglary, carjacking, robbery, or violent encounter? Why not test yourself and learn from the best?  Register today for our Reality Based Training event to be held in St Petersburg, Florida. This training is designed for anyone who owns or carries a firearm for defense of their home or family. ITAC Services has created a Reality Based Training course that bridges the gap between engaging paper targets on a static range and dealing with a real-world attack.  Using proven techniques, products and modern technology, we take you out of the conceptual and into reality.  All equipment and ammunition is provided with your registration.

ITAC instructors have over a century of real-world experience in Federal and Local Law Enforcement and the United States Military.  For more information, please contact Russell Ricalde at 813-385-1328.  Remember; most deadly encounters are over BEFORE the police arrive.

 

Prerequisites and Equipment: None

 

 

 

 
Xtreme Realistic Combat (XRC) provided monthly at $125 per person

 

Course Description:

XRC is a combat fighting system specifically designed for women.  XRC was developed by Master Mixed Martial Arts Instructor Amir Ardebily, and Retired Federal Agent, Russell Ricalde.  This class is designed to address the major weaknesses in woman’s self-defense systems being taught today.  First off, let’s discuss what XRC IS NOT.  XRC is not a 2-hour, “learn to protect yourself” seminar.  It is not a limited, short-term training class that only addresses standard static attacks (grabs, chokes, headlocks).  Offensive fighting is not something you can learn in one month.  True combat requires a combination of mental awareness, mindset, superior technique and aggression.  To prepare for one of the worst situations; a man attacking a woman, all normal human behavior must be put on the sideline. Behavior must be replaced with superior fighting technique, coupled with natural instinctive biological responses.

XRC combines proven Mixed Martial Arts techniques with realistic street fighting.  Every session will provide you with tools that can save your life or prevent the horrible experience of rape.  You will learn to move and strike like a kick boxer, escape from the ground like a Brazilian Jujitsu practitioner, and think like a warrior.  Scenario-based training will be employed to simulate actual attacks and attempted rape.  You will learn what it feels like to actually strike a human body and establish the wherewithal to identify danger signs and avoid situations.

Classes are provided weekly at the Amir Academy of Martial Arts, located at 2700 22nd Street, St Petersburg, Florida.

 

Class begins promptly at 7:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday.  Tuition for this training is accepted on a monthly basis at $125/month.  We do not accept or require contracts.  Success is based on the individual’s willingness to commit and learn.

For further information, please call Russell Ricalde at 813.385.1328 or contact the Amir Academy of Martial Arts at 727-821-4097, or visit the Amir Academy of Martial Arts online at www.XRCombat.com.

Prerequisites and Equipment: None