The AAR for this was buried in another thread, so I've extracted it here..
Following an introduction and brief history of the Liverpool Gutterfighters, and how we came to be established, we kicked the day off with a two hour block on Circulatory Compromise presented by Shackleton; who is a highly qualified military medic.
This was condensed from the material covered on the previous Tac Medic Program.
This essential topic was taught mainly by hands-on work, with appropriate background information to supplement the practical scenarios.
[The lads work with the latest military dressings]
There was a great deal of interest in this topic, and the prospect of a future full training weekend was warmly welcomed.
[Patrick inserts a cannular into Den's arm in order to infuse tea into him even more rapidly!]
Next, a cadre from the Gutterfighters, led by Tony and Ian, took the class through an aggression/situational awareness drill.
We have been using this drill since before we founded the group, mainly for a multiple-assailant situation training method. However, the lads came up with a novel addition to the drill, to add a whole new dimension.
Similarly Giles and Ben took our established All-in drill and added several new variations. Giles was a regular with the Liverpool group before moving permanently to Yorkshire, where he established a thriving and enthusiastic group of Leeds Gutterfighters. Another superb block of instruction.
[Giles monitors the action]
EDGE OF BOOT KICK
I then discussed the WW-2 attack to the shin, by blasting in with the Edge-of Boot.
The class tried it as a touch drill, before graduating to pads, then finishing on riot shinguards.
Starting with a PowerPoint presentation on the essentials of Vehicle security and awareness, Phil then moved the class out into the carpark for practical drills in the vehicles.
[Phil discusses vehicle factors]
As a operator on a Specialised Firearms Team, Phil has done much vehicle related training, and he presented the positive and negative aspects of self-protection while faced with carjack or road-rage attack. Again, the class really appreciated this highly topical and relevant lesson.
[Al strikes as Dave holds the Hammerhead target]
Next Brian, another longtime Gutterfighter, and now our youngest instructor discussed body shots.
Starting with the anatomy, then discussing where bodyshots fit into the self-protection toolbox, before finishing with applications on partners wearing torso shields.
To finish off the day Si got everyone sweating and breathless with an arduous set of Straight-blast fitness drills. An ideal wrap-up to a great day of training.
It only remained to present the certificates to the Generation-3 Instructors, who had finished their training series on the previous day. Si Squires was also given a special certificate of recognition for his expertise in High-Stress Scenario Development.
Then Tony and Ian were presented with embroidered shirts as founder members of the Liverpool Gutterfighters. They were there ten years ago when we started the group, and they are still regulars.
Following the group photo, several of us went for the traditional post training scoff.
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