The Personal Protection Strategies seminar will focus on a holistic view of self-defense and the defensive mindset. Many confrontations are not life-threatening, and understanding that a firearm is a tool of last resort makes it necessary to consider the other tools. We will cover strategies to disengage from an attacker using modern personal protection technology (pepper spray, TASER CEW, personal alarms, etc.) as part of our personal safety plan. We will discuss the psychology of criminals and steps that we can take to devalue ourselves as a target. The seminar will also address the value of intuition and overcoming functional fixedness; a cognitive bias that limits the use of an item solely for its intended purpose.
*We will demonstrate the function of various devices using inert trainers and demo models.
About Larry Pope
Larry is the founder and CEO of North Coast Defense Academy, LLC based in Cleveland, Ohio. Larry is a United States Marine Corps Veterans and native of Cleveland, Ohio. He spent 17 years of his professional career in the financial services industry, working for regional and national financial institutions. Larry earned his Executive Master of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Ursuline College.
Larry serves on several community advisory councils, boards, and committees. In this capacity, he stresses the importance of community engagement and empowerment. As CEO of North Coast Defense Academy, he has developed strong relationships with corporation, non-profit, and government organizations to provide training and education throughout northeast Ohio and beyond.
Larry's credentials include, are not limited to the following roles; • National Rifle Association Training Counselor & Level 1 Coach • Chairman of the Greater Cleveland Friends of NRA • Refuse To Be A Victim Region Counselor • President & Chairman of the Board- North Coast Marksmanship Club, 501c3 • Senior Instructor & Consultant for Mace Security International • Master Instructor with Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) • Instructor with Mace Security International • Instructor with Sabre • Business Development for Advance Federated Protection, Inc.