As one of the Founding Board Members of the International Protective Security Board (IPSB), I like to remind folks periodically of the value of attending our annual conference.
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When YOU have attended EPI’s (Executive Protection Institute) world renowned seven-day program the networking opportunities are all around you if you take time to take advantage of it.
When YOU have attended EPI’s (Executive Protection Institute) world renowned seven-day program the networking opportunities are all around you if you take time to take advantage of it. Don’t stop training, attending seminars, and EP social events. Many employment assignments come about because of personal relationships developed over time. During the seven-day program you will be partnered with other students from around the globe. You can learn from the real-life experiences of professionals from entry level attendees to 20+ year professionals. It is amazing how a small 20-minute conversation can lead to a lifelong friendship and make connections to new professional experiences and long-term friendships.
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One of the FANTASTIC benefits of being a NLA Member is the immediate Network that comes with it.
It’s VERY interesting to me how this Networking article came to pass. “How?” you ask. Well, let me tell you…
One of our Cat brothers reached out to me asking if I’d be interested in writing an article about the benefits of Networking. As you might guess, I was all about it! But the ironic part of it is that we met, Networking, through an event I hosted back in August 2021. And at least part of the reason he was there was because of his affiliation with EPI and being a Nine Lives Associate. I am, of course, talking about Greg Schnell!
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When I developed the Protection Response Tactics Program for the Executive Protection Institute, I focused on creating techniques to learn and concepts and tools specifically designed to be applied in the environments and situations faced by personal protection agents. My goal was to be able to provide students with a new way to look at protection situations, a way to train concepts, and a way of evaluating the information they get in the future. One of the best ways to do that is not to look at techniques from different martial arts systems but to break down physical interactions to their most basic concepts and components. When developing programs like PRT, I must study the rules and environment that the client works in, then filter through my knowledge and experience to expand the program. I’ve been studying martial arts for over 40 years. I’ve developed my own system for learning and exploring the science of fighting and utilizing filters to run new information through throughout the years. Today I am going to share one of those filters with you, 360 Degrees of Destructive Force.
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