have almost a decade of military background working and training with a number
of different special units. Iíve spent time in Central America supporting
counter drug operations in Panama, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, and El Salvador.
I also spent a few years working as a Private Military contractor with DOD,
Department of Justice, Army Corps of Engineers, and other organizations in
support of Operation Iraqi Freedom until I got wounded during an ambush.. Iíve
spent a total time of about 3 years in war torn Middle East, and all of it was
spent traveling the roads of these countries, not just operating on the base.
The training, techniques and drills that I
provide come from real world experience. The techniques I teach are all proven
techniques Iíve applied in real world operations not only in high threat areas
like Iraq, Kuwait, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, but as well as the techniques used in
more low profile projects like Personal Protection Details for high level
Corporate Executives. These are the techniques that are more suited for CCW work
for example, since the weapon is covered and youíre trying to blend. Everything
is proven and has itís place.
After spending years in a combat zone, i
understand the importance of shot placement. If you donít have SOLID
understanding of the fundamentals that will allow you to be effective, you could
potentially go through all your ammo and not stop the threat. A lot of people
donít take the stress element into account; so now you have stress plus poor
fundamentals, what kind of a result do you think youíll get in a fight??? Most
people train for the range and a lot of trainers not having real world
experience donít have the perspective or understand the importance of accuracy,
time and performing those under stress. So it all starts with a strict demand
on accuracy and eventually time. You have to learn to work under pressure,
thatís how the fight will be, not in a controlled environment with your heart
rate at just above your rest rate
Mindset is the most important factor of all.
Understanding the physiological reactions the body goes through and working with
them, not fighting them under extreme duress is key, being able to make
decisions and problem solve when your brain is working against you, knowing how
to move, where to move, when to move. As the level of the courses go up all
these things are covered. But it has to start with the understanding that just
flinging rounds at a target wonít cut it in a fight, especially under extreme
stress, you wonít hit anything and probably get killed as a result.
Part of mindset is showing up with an open mind.
Not all techniques we show you will be agreeable with you, the import part is to
try it, give it a chance and if you really donít think itís for you, still put
it in your toolbox for possible future use. One thing Iíve learned from doing
this for such a long time is never say never. You never know what youíll come
up against and what you might need to problem solve it.
So give us a call and let us know what youíre
looking for. We provide group classes and private ones.
Private classes allow for course customization based on experience.
Mr. Pozzi is also a
member and a Certified Instructor with the NRA..