You’ll hear a martial arts expert, Steve Ledford, discuss the 4 phases of self-defense, alternative weapons, how a criminal thinks, why there’s no such thing as “women’s self defense,” and a lot more. I was so impressed with his information.
Charles Daugherty, an expert in home security introduces a product I’ve never heard of, sill spikes for protecting window sills. He talks about the pros and cons of a home security system, the downside of having a dog for security, and so much more that you’ll see in his slide presentation.
Finally, we wanted to cover school safety, so we invited an assistant principal to address the issue of how to talk with school administrators and teachers about their emergency plans, items kids should carry with them everyday, and how schools have responded to the Sandy Hook shooting.
Here are more details about each speaker:
Steve Ledford, Asheville Integrated Combatives – http://www.avlcombat.com/
Steve currently serves as the Chief Instructor and head of curriculum development for Asheville Integrated Combatives, including the Heroes in Training program, women’s self defense program, and C.O.R.E. Krav Maga. C.O.R.E. is a system developed by Steve over the past several years and is a culmination of the many reality systems he has studied. The goal of C.O.R.E. Krav Maga is to present a reality based system in a format that is quick and easy to learn, providing programming to students who seek to further their martial arts and combatives training across a broad spectrum. While Steve continues to develop the system, he also continues to be an avid martial artist, continuing his own traditional martial arts training under Master Julio Anta (Hung Gar Kung Fu) and Shidoshi Sean Kennedy (Budo Taijutsu), as well as continuing to study street combatives through instructors such as Tony Blauer (SPEAR), Eyal Yanilov (Krav Maga Global), and others.
Charles Daugherty, Patriot Crime Defense – http://patriotcrimedefense.com/
Charles is currently the owner of Patriot Crime Defense which specializes in home security from a prevention stand point.
They have designed and have manufactured The Patriot Door Kit, which when installed will prevent your doors from being kicked in. This type of breach is the most common way a criminal gains access to your home. In addition to his engineering and design background, Charles also is an avid outdoorsman, a certified NRA Rifle and Pistol Instructor and Range Safety Officer to name just a few of his many talents. His life is very simple; he want to honor God in his work, take care of his family, and help others succeed!
Todd Sepulveda, Ed. that Matters – http://www.edthatmatters.com/
Todd Sepulveda is an elementary school assistant principal. He is also a minister and pastors a home church. Todd is better known in the preparedness community for being the owner of Prepper Website that was started in September of 2011. He also runs Ed that Matters.com where he posts his own articles along with guest posts on education and preparedness. Ed that Matters also features Todd’s free ebook, Education After the Collapse that has been downloaded more than 6,900 times. Two times a year Todd publishes The Preparedness Review – a free eReview that contains articles from well-known authors in the preparedness community. TPR-Spring 2013 was released in May and has already been downloaded over 29,000 times. Todd is a prepper and believes that it is just plain common sense. He is a native Texan and lives in Houston with his wife and boys.