Deryck Poole discusses his journey to becoming a defensive shooting instructor. While the process is different for everyone, Deryck’s experience has aspects that are very common for those who become successful teachers. Training as a student, observing other instructors, assisting other instructors, becoming certified as a fundamental instructor, getting some experience, seeking out advanced training and continuing to hone your skills while you build your business are all important steps.
Rob Pincus and Deryck Poole work with a student to develop the ability to train realistically for multiple threats. Too often, students on the range just swing between targets instead of training to break their focus on the first threat and truly assess their environment to find and engage any other threats. Related videos: ProblemWatch Now >>
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