Manuel Cabrera
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Counter Assault Training Systems, Inc

Manuel Cabrera

BACKGROUND: Civilian, Former Military, Former Law Enforcement, Instructor

40 Years Instructing

PH: 813 401 4919

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About Counter Assault Training Systems, Inc

Counter Assault Training Systems (CATS) provides a variety of training for individuals seeking to protect themselves and their loved ones utilizing firearms among a variety of options. Experienced instructors give students the opportunity to train in a realistic environment using state-of-the-art equipment and techniques. From concealed carry classes to advanced tactics CATS has the knowledge and skills to provide cutting edge as well as tried and true instruction to satisfy every student's needs.

The team at CATS is lead by Manuel Cabrera, whose background reads like a Hollywood movie. Trained in martial arts at an early age, Cabrera joined the U.S. Army upon leaving high school right after The Vietnam War and attended Military Police School. Stationed in Germany, Cabrera's martial arts skills were drafted to develop and teach defensive tactics for the 95th MP Batallion. As a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) group Cabrera was part of a team tasked with Counter-Terrorism operations and sent to various training courses with Germany's GSG-9, British Special Air Services (SAS) as well as the U.S. Army's Special Forces.

Upon leaving the Army, Cabrera returned to his home in Florida where he opened a martial arts school and taught martial arts in his community. Cabrera was also hired to travel to different parts of the country where he was to train security teams for nuclear power plants in Special Weapons and Tactics. 

With a background in martial arts Cabrera has been a national director for a major martial arts organization as well as the senior consultant for the world's largest martial arts business association. Cabrera has also been the senior instructor for a national Krav Maga association.

Courses Taught

Concealed Carry Training, Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Rifle, Shotgun, Active Shooter Response Training, In Home Defense Training, Scenario Based Training (Simunitions, Man Marking Cartridge), LEO / MIL / SEC Courses, Seminars / Lectures

Class Instructors

Manny Cabrera III

Manny Cabrera III

Stephanie Crawley

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Florida Police Standards certified law enforcement officer
U.S. Army Military Police School graduate
Certified Master Instructor in Taekwon-Do
Certified Senior Instructor in Krav Maga
NRA Certified Instructor
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Cancellation Policy

Counter Assault Training, Inc, reserves the right to cancel the listed course at any time with reasonable notice given to all participants. If a course is cancelled, you will be given the opportunity to reschedule attendance in the next available training course. In the event of a cancellation, Counter Assault Training, Inc is not responsible for non-refundable airfares, other airfare penalties, or any other travel charges or expenses you may incur.

Reschedule Policy

Course Rescheduling by Counter Assault Training, Inc

Counter Assault Training, Inc reserves the right to re-schedule any scheduled class due to in climate weather, insufficient minimum attendance, or any other reason as determined by Counter Assault Training, Inc management. Counter Assault Training, Inc agrees to make attempts to make contact with students by email and/or phone, to notify them about the cancellation or rescheduling of the class. In the case of extreme or dangerous weather, classes may be rescheduled the day of the class. Students who do not receive emails from Counter Assault Training, Inc due to their spam filters being set to high or any other computer problems on the part of the student are not the responsibility of counter Assault Training, Inc.

Re-Scheduling or Cancelations of Classes by Student

The student must contact us at least 24 hours in advance if you cannot attend any scheduled class. Failure of the student to notify Counter Assault Training, Inc within 24 hours or the failure to contact  Counter Assault Training, Inc prior to the start of the scheduled class is grounds for being cancelled from the class without the ability to reschedule. With the exception of special or extraordinary circumstances, classes may be re-scheduled a total of two times over no more than a 90 day period without the loss of the deposit. If a student cancels a course and does not wish to reschedule they will lose any/all deposit.

Refund Policy

Refunds will not be given for training, instead credit towards future training will be considered based on the circumstances of the cancellation. (See Reschedule/Cancellation waiver icon review icon

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