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USCCA Violent Encounters & The Aftermath

Basic - Do You Know How You Will React In A Self-Defense Situation??

Duration: 2 hours classroom



Date Location Class Size Class Time Instructor Availability
Register Now October 1 Sunday
Parma, OH
1 - 30 Students 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Candy Petticord Space Available target icon


This course explains the physical and mental reactions that may occur when a human undergoes extreme stress, such as during an event involving deadly force, also known as a dynamic critical incident. We will talk about what you should do immediately after using force to defend yourself, how to properly conduct yourself when law enforcement arrives, and how to prepare yourself for the subsequent consequences, even if you were justified in taking the actions you took.

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Topics Covered

In the Shooting Fundamentals lesson, we briefly cover a number of “automated responses” that typically accompany what is generally referred to as a “critical incident,” which is an antiseptic way of referring to a violent attack. We explain that those automated responses would most likely include the motor cortex locking your head and eyes onto the knife or gun in the hands of the attacker; and the automated response of dropping into a crouch and orienting to face the attacker.

Also in this lesson, we’ll not only explain more details around those physical responses, but we’ll also explain a number of physiological responses that will most likely occur as well, including tunnel vision, auditory exclusion and even memory loss or false memories. To do that we’re going to take you on a guided tour of the brain and nervous system, where we’ll explain not only what responses you are most likely to experience, but we’ll also explain why they happen. Pay particularly close attention to the “Training Tips” that we’ve outlined for each topic. These tips are designed to help you embrace each of the physical and physiological responses into your training plan in order to “train the way you’ll fight.”

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Expectations and Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will receive a certificate from Northpointe Training, LLC. 

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Basic, In Home Defense Training, Private Classes (Group / Individual), Scenario Based Training, Seminars / Lectures, USCCA Courses, Virtual Simulation

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Documentation Requirements

Please bring an unexpired Ohio Driver License or State ID to class. 

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  • Note taking materials
  • Snacks and hydration, if desired
  • A willingness to be an attentive, safe, and diligent learner with a positive and receptive attitude!! 😊