Rob Pincus

Dynamic Threat Assessment: Situational Awareness

with Rob Pincus

This class is a comprehensive collection of information related to all aspects of threat assessment – including the fundamental concepts of recognition, intuition, readiness, anticipation, expectation and “situational awareness.”

This Dynamic Threat Assessment Class will also demonstrate and give you the know-how to respond appropriately during dynamic situations… the When and Why in regard to application of the techniques and tactics you’ve learned and practiced.

With over 3 hours of education, this class features the best material available on these topics, developed over the past 20 years by Rob Pincus and many other contributing experts in the field of self-defense.

This class is divided into two primary areas. The first is intended to help you be prepared to recognize important things in your environment through the concept of Practical Situational Awareness. It should provide you with the tools so that you know what to be aware of and are more likely to recognize a pre-attack indicator or imminent threat even when you are not actively paying attention to a potential threat.

The second area of focus in this class is Appropriate Responses. If you are properly prepared, you should not only be able to recognize a threat, but also recognize and begin to apply the appropriate response to the threat without having to spend much time deliberating or “deciding” what to do. Appropriate Responses, which might include any of the things you’ve learned and practiced, should be automated.

This class features contributions from many instructors and is one of the most unique video education classes offered in the training community. It might also be one of the most important classes you could ever take.

Among 4 BONUS video sessions you’ll get with this class, is nearly a full hour of interactive discussion covering Legal Issues related to Self-Defense, featuring expert advice from a variety of sources.

Beyond the videos you’ll receive with this class, you’ll have access to 3 helpful downloadable PDF documents, covering a variety of perspectives on situational awareness.

  • 17 Sessions
  • 3h 56m
Rob Pincus

Rob Pincus

As Executive Director of Personal Defense Network (PDN), Rob Pincus is the embodiment of PDN’s commitment to providing affordable, accessible, practical personal defense information and effective training for the masses. Rob has produced over 100 Training DVDs, published 9 books and written countless articles on topics related to all aspects of personal defense. His I.C.E. Training Company has developed many training programs and certified hundreds of instructors to help others be prepared to defend themselves and those they care about. Rob currently serves as a Reserve Deputy with the San Juan County (Colorado) Sheriff’s Office. From 2003 through 2007, Rob was the Director of The Valhalla Training Center in Montrose, Colorado. Rob developed the training doctrines and programs that brought Valhalla to the attention of the entire shooting industry as a leading source of reality based firearms training. During this time, Valhalla was identified by the Rand Corporation as a leader in private sector reality based training. Rob and his team provided Extreme Close Quarters Counter Ambush training to numerous US Military Special Operations teams during and after his time with Valhalla. Rob’s approach to personal defense with a firearm is exemplified by his Combat Focus® Shooting program. An Intuitive approach to defensive shooting that has been in constant development for well over a decade and is now taught by scores of instructors around the world. CFS is the flagship program of I.C.E. Training Company, which provides training around the world to military, law enforcement, private security and individual students interested in self-defense. Students of all abilities and backgrounds benefit from the methods Rob teaches, gaining maximum value from limited training resources and learning to develop skills that can be applied under real world conditions.

Class PDF: Evaluating Human Behavior

This 3-page article discusses key considerations to assess dynamic situations.

Class PDF: Situational Awareness Rainbow

This 4-page resource outlines a spectrum of awareness.

Class PDF: The Myth of Situational Awareness

This 3-page article addresses some common misconceptions of situational awareness.

Class PDF Worksheets

Download 3 Worksheets to help your practice of awareness training

Meet Your Instructor

Download this short video to meet your class instructor, Rob Pincus.

Bonus materials available after purchase

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